Thursday, June 28, 2018

Emmy Predictions 2018 - Which Programs Will Likely Be Nominated for TV Movie?

From June 11 to June 25, 2018, voting is taking place for The 70th 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.

2017 Nominees:
        Netflix's Black Mirror: San Junipero (WINNER)
        NBC's Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
        HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
        PBS' Sherlock: The Lying Detective
        HBO's The Wizard of Lies

This category may be thinner than the rest of the races that I've been analyzing over the last two weeks. There is still plenty to talk about in the TV Movie form. And yet, there just isn't as many programs being produced here than in other categories. It's all brought on by the debate of whether movies produced for Netflix or Amazon should qualify for Emmys or Oscars. There still isn't an easy solution to that either. And so, Netflix and Amazon only show up here with their episodic anthology series that managed to produce episodes that ran for over 60 minutes. That's basically the criteria to qualify for this race. Because of all of this, it's a little easy to predict four of the nominees. HBO has the ability to get multiple nominees here - with as many as four being possible this year. Meanwhile, Black Mirror once again has a solid shot of even winning in this category. It should just be curious which movie manages to slide into that fifth slot - even though it seems unlikely of actually winning.

So now, here's my thoughts on the programs most likely to be nominated for TV Movie:
  1. HBO's The Tale
  2. Netflix's Black Mirror: USS Callister
  3. HBO's Paterno
  4. HBO's Fahrenheit 451
  5. Lifetime's Flint
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. PBS' The Child in Time
  2. Lifetime's I Am Elizabeth Smart
  3. HBO's Notes From the Field
  4. Amazon's Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Commuter
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Lifetime's Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
  2. Amazon's Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Kill All Others
  3. Lifetime's Faith Under Fair: The Antoinette Tuff Story
  4. Lifetime's Story of a Girl
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. BBC America's Twice Upon a Time (Doctor Who)
  2. Hallmark's The Christmas Train
  3. USA's Psych: The Movie
  4. Syfy's Sharknado 5

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