Monday, July 12, 2021

Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: American Son, Bad Education, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend

The competition: This category actually has more submissions than the limited series race, with thirteen more entrants than last year. I feel like there are distinct frontrunners this time, as opposed to when it feels like it’s just one or two obvious choices and then some random inclusions I won’t have even heard of until nominations come out. Sundance selections Sylvie’s Love and Uncle Frank should be guaranteed spots, and I’d love it if Pink Skies Ahead, another film I saw at a festival before it got acquired by MTV, had a shot. Oslo is more high-profile than most, but I’m not sure if it will be eclipsed by Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia and Dolly Parton’s Christmas On the Square, which would mark Parton’s third bird in five years in this race. Unpregnant is also possible as a well-received TV film. Coastal Elites would also be a fun choice, representative of one of the first productions truly made for TV to deal entirely with the current state of the world.

The predicted nominees: Coastal Elites, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, Sylvie’s Love, Uncle Frank

The predicted winner: I think Sylvie’s Love would make a likely and deserving winner.

Next up: Best Limited Series or Anthology Series

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