There are 110 submissions for the 2022 Emmys voting for Best Limited or Anthology Series or Best Film Writing, resulting in six nominees. As a reminder, last year’s winner was “I May Destroy You” (Michaela Coel) and the other nominees were “The Queen’s Gambit” (Scott Frank), “Mare of Easttown” (Brad Inglesby) and three episodes of “Wandavision” (“Filmed in Front of a Live Studio Audience” by Jac Shepherd“Previously to” from Laura Donney and “All-New Halloween Spooktacular” by Chuck Hayward & Peter Cameron).
The low number of entries in this year’s Best Limited/Movie Writing category can be attributed to the fact that all top contenders only submitted one or two episodes of their series when given the opportunity. Danny Stark, a previous winner for “Game Change” in this category a decade ago, competed in the “Dopesick” finale “The People vs. Purdue Pharma.” Other programs that submitted their most recent episodes were “Maid” (“Snaps”) and “Station Eleven” (“Unbroken Circle”) from their respective showrunners Molly Smith Metzler and Patrick Somervillewhich isn’t a bad practice given that race has had seven finals nominated since 2014, including three in 2019.
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However, this category is also known for nominating pilots and season premieres, nine of which have been recognized since 2014, which explains why most limited series have opted to submit only their pilots, such as B. “The Dropout” (“I’m in a hurry”) Elizabeth Meriwether), “1883” (“1883” from Taylor Sheridan), “We Own This Town” (“Part One” of George Pelecanos & DavidSimon) and “The Girl From Plainville” (“Star-Crossed Lovers And Things Like That” by Lisa Hannah & Patrick Macman).
Interestingly, the miniseries “The Staircase,” “Gaslit,” and “Under the Banner of Heaven,” each submitting two episodes, all went for their premiere and penultimate episode, each written by a different writer. Creator Antonio Campos, Robbie Pickering and Dustin Lance Black submitted their respective pilots for review and added their sole authors Maggie Cohn, Amelie Gray and Gina Walch for the episodes before the finale.
Showrunner “The White Lotus”. mike white, who wrote all six episodes, is one of the few top contenders entered in the entire anthology series category as per the decision. The same applies Sarah Phelps for A Very British Scandal, whose series counterpart A Very English Scandal made it into this category three years ago despite not receiving a series nomination. This can prove to be a winning factor, as voters tend to reward completed series more often than not when given the opportunity, such as B. the previous champions “Chernobyl”, “Olive Kitteridge” and “I May Destroy You”.
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The last time TV movies were nominated (excluding episodes of the anthology series Black Mirror, which won in 2017 and 2018) was in 2015, when Bessie and Hello Ladies: The Movie represented them in the category. While they may seem like a dying breed at the Emmys, “The Survivor,” written by, could change that Justine Juel Gilmerand The Fallout, penned by the director Megan Park.
Here are some of the best Limited/Movie Writing entries from top Emmy nominees:
“The People Against Purdue Pharma” (Danny Strong)
“I’m in a hurry” (Elizabeth Meriwehter)
“Snaps” (Molly Smith Metzler)
“The White Lotus”
All Episodes (Mike White)
“911” (Antonio Campos)
“Seek and You Will” (Maggie Cohn)
“Unbroken Circle” (Patrick Somerville)
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“Under the Banner of Heaven”
“When God Was Love” (Dustin Lance Black)
“Revelation” (Gina Welch)
“A very British scandal”
All Episodes (Sarah Phelps)
“Scenes from a Wedding”
“The Illiterates” (Hagai Levi)
“1883” (Taylor Sheridan)
“Will” (Robbie Pickering)
“Year of the Rat” (Amelia Gray)
“The Girl from Plainville”
“Star-Crossed Lovers and Stuff” (Liz Hannah & Patrick Macmanus)
“Impeachment: American Criminal History”
“Handled by Man” (Sarah Burgess)
Justine (Juel Gilmer)
“This town is ours”
“Part One” (George Pelecanos & David Simon)
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