Sunday, December 1, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Miniseries or Television Film

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced soon, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anyone important. A reminder that last year’s nominees mean zilch at the Globes and that the race is almost entirely unpredictable.

Last year’s nominees:
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

I don’t usually write up this category ahead of time, but I have seen a handful of the contenders, or at least the first episode of some of the limited series. Last year, only two of these shows were part of series that are slated to continue, and neither has aired its most recent season just yet. Only five of the ten Emmy nominees in the corresponding categories are eligible this year, with Chernobyl, When They Sees Us, and Fosse/Verdon seeming likeliest, and Deadwood: The Movie and Brexit trailing somewhat behind them, in part due to the fact that, in the last five years, only one TV movie has been included in this race. The Act, which didn’t make the cut in the top Emmy race, might also show up here. This year’s new contenders include Unbelievable, El Camino, Catherine the Great, The Loudest Voice, Spy, Years and Years, and Modern Love.

Current predictions:
The Act
When They See Us

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