Saturday, December 29, 2018

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Miniseries or Television Film

The competition:
The Alienist aired on TNT as a limited series. A sequel series has been commissioned. Star Daniel Bruhl is nominated for his lead performance. It was previously nominated for an Emmy for Best Limited Series this past summer.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace aired on FX as the second season of an anthology series. Its first part, “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” won this award in 2016. Stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, and Penelope Cruz are all nominated, and Criss took home the Emmy this past year, along with the show winning the top award. Criss and Cruz both contend for SAG Awards.

Escape at Dannemora aired on HBO as a limited series. Star Patricia Arquette is nominated, and also contends at the SAG Awards.

Sharp Objects aired on HBO as a limited series. Stars Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson are nominated, and also contend at the SAG Awards.

A Very English Scandal aired on Amazon as a limited series. Stars Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw are nominated, and Grant also contends at the SAG Awards.

Additional notes: There are no television films in contention this year despite the name of the category. “American Crime,” “American Horror Story,” and “Fargo” have all been nominated for multiple seasons but a show has yet to win for anything other than its first iteration.
Who should win? I loved “A Very English Scandal” and I’m very happy to see it earning so much positive recognition. I watched exactly one hour of the other four and wasn’t interested enough to continue with any of them.
Who will win? I would count out “The Alienist” and “Escape at Dannemora,” but the other three all stand a decent chance. I’ll be bold and back A Very English Scandal over the smart choice, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”

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