Monday, September 7, 2020

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Writing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order by show. Beware of minor spoilers for listed episodes.

Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America (Shirley)
Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People (Episode 3)
Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Episode 1)
Anna Winger, Unorthodox (Part 1)
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)

Barfield, Grant, Chabon, Waldman, Winger, and Lindelof all contend as producers of their shows this year. Grant was a producing nominee back in 2016 for “Confirmation.” Lindelof has won one Emmy – for producing season one of “Lost” – a show for which he was nominated for writing five times. Only “Normal People” is not nominated for Best Limited Series.

What should win: While I would have chosen to nominate other installments of “Mrs. America” and “Normal People,” they’re both great episodes, and I’d be ecstatic if the latter won since that show really wowed me. I think my pick here would be “Unorthodox.”
What will win: I feel like this prize could actually go to Unorthodox over “Watchmen.”

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