Thursday, June 29, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Which Programs Will Likely Get Nominated for TV Movie?

From June 12 to June 26, voting is taking place for The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. To add to the excitement of the past year in television, I'm providing analysis on which shows and performers are likely to get nominated this year. Next up is TV Movie.

2016 Nominees:
        HBO's All the Way
        HBO's Confirmation
        BBC America's Luther
        PBS' Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (WINNER)
        Netflix's A Very Murray Christmas

In this race, HBO and PBS have such a strong track record that it is easy to bet on their programs to get nominated. Netflix is still a bit of an unknown in this race. It has gotten in before but it hasn't been that successful at TV Movies. This year it's taking the Sherlock approach and only submitting one episode of its anthology series as TV Movies. So, it could walk away with the win this year thanks to the "San Junipero" episode of Black Mirror. There are about four movies that I feel confident with to get nominated this year. The fifth slot has no reasonable chances of winning and could go to any number of random projects out there. So, it should be intriguing to see what ultimately gets in.

So now, here's my thoughts on the programs must likely to be nominated for TV Movie:
  1. HBO's The Wizard of Lies
  2. PBS' Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  3. HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  4. Netflix's Black Mirror: San Junipero
  5. Netflix's David Brent: Life on the Road
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Lifetime's Custody
  2. PBS' Churchill's Secret
  3. National Geographic's Killing Reagan
  4. Acorn's Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution
  5. HBO's Looking: The Movie
  6. Netflix's Easy: Art and Life
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Lifetime's Sister Cities
  2. PBS' King Charles III
  3. Lifetime's Beaches
  4. PBS' To Walk Invisible: The Bronté Sisters
  5. TV One's Media
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Lifetime's Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland
  2. NBC's Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  3. Lifetime's Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
  4. FOX's Rocky Horror Picture Show
  5. Syfy's Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
  6. ABC's Dirty Dancing

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!