Monday, September 21, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

This is the sixth category of the 14th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2019-2020 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Last year’s nominees: I’m excited to introduce this category for the first time this year after watching more limited series than ever in my life.

Emmy nominees: Cate Blanchett, Shira Haas, Regina King, Octavia Spencer, Kerry Washington

Finalists: Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America), Kathryn Hahn (Mrs. Fletcher), Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable), Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere), Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America)

The nominees:
Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)
Eve Lindley (Dispatches from Elsewhere)
The winner:

Shira Haas (Unorthodox) opened an extraordinary window into the life of someone who has felt like she never fit in, capturing and conveying the wonder and surprise with which Esty met new ideas and opportunities.

Next up: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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