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by Peter Knegt
September 17, 2013 9:29 AM
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2013 Emmy Award Predictions: The TV Movie/Miniseries Categories

The increasingly star-studded TV movie/miniseries categories have found themselves looking more like the Oscar nominations than the actual Oscar nominations did this year, with the likes of Ellen Burstyn, Laura Linney, Helen Mirren, Alfre Woodard, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Imelda Staunton, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and James Cromwell -- each and every one of them either Oscar winners or nominees -- all nominees.

HBO's Steven Soderbergh-directed Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra" has all the makings of a frontrunner here (it was official competition at Cannes, no less), though Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake" and the third edition of "American Horror Story" could all do quite well too.

The nominations and the predictions:


Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films

The Bible • HISTORY • LightWorkers Media and Hearst Productions for History

Phil Spector • HBO • Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films

Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel • A See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC Two, Sundance Channel, UKTV and BBC Worldwide

Will Win: Behind The Candelabra
Could Win: Top of The Lake
Should Win: Top of The Lake


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Michael Douglas as Liberace

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Matt Damon as Scott Thorson

The Girl • HBO • Warner Bros. Entertainment, GmbH/Moonlighting and BBC in association with HBO Films and Wall to Wall Media
Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock

Parade’s End • HBO • A Mammoth Screen Production, Trademark Films, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point in association with HBO Miniseries and the BBC
Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens

Phil Spector • HBO • Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films
Al Pacino as Phil Spector

Will Win: Michael Douglas
Could Win: Matt Damon
Should Win: Matt Damon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin

The Big C: Hereafter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison

Phil Spector • HBO • Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films
Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden

Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel • A See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC Two, Sundance Channel, UKTV and BBC Worldwide
Elisabeth Moss as Robin

Will Win: Elisabeth Moss
Could Win: Jessica Lange
Should Win: Elisabeth Moss


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden

American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Scott Bakula as Bob Black

The Big C: Hereafter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Sony Pictures
Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film
John Benjamin Hickey as Sean

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel • A See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC Two, Sundance Channel, UKTV and BBC Worldwide
Peter Mullan as Matt

Will Win: James Cromwell
Could Win: Peter Mullan
Should Win: Peter Mullan


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters

The Girl • HBO • Warner Bros. Entertainment, GmbH/Moonlighting and BBC
in association with HBO Films and Wall to Wall Media
Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock

Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington

Restless • Sundance Channel • Endor Productions in association with Sundance Channel for BBC One
Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin

Steel Magnolias • Lifetime • Sony Pictures Television in association with Lifetime
Alfre Woodard as Ouiser


Will Win: Sarah Paulson
Could Win: Alfre Woodard
Should Win: Sarah Paulsom

12 Comments

  • BR3TW | August 31, 2013 3:09 AMReply

    I think that the best actress award will go to Jessica Lange(along with sigourney weaver she deserves this more than anyone), The best actor award to either michael douglas or al pacino who did a terrific job, I would love to see james cromwell taking home the award but I don't agree with the supporting actress category. My nominees would be Charlotte rampling for restless(I want her to win) Lily Rabe for AHS( she was so robbed), Sarah paulson for AHS, Imelda Staunton and Alfre woodard. Ellen Burstyn although an amezing actress was nominated because of star power.

  • Vanessa | July 9, 2013 9:53 PMReply

    I thought James Cromwell did awesome as Dr. Arden, but Zachary Quinto was pretty horrible convincing as Dr. Thredson. Plus, he won in that category at the Critic's Choice so I put him as the front-runner.

  • Akira | June 25, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    Matt Damon and Michael Douglas will both win in the lead and supporting actor's category.

  • Mitchell | June 11, 2013 11:32 AMReply

    Debbie Reynolds wasn't submitted, nor was anything from Coma.

  • CR | May 29, 2013 1:55 PMReply

    Still a mystery to me how American Horror Story counts as a miniseries - it seems as if the TV Academy is rewarding the AHS showrunners for writing the show into the ground each season.

  • Jorge | April 30, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    Sarah Paulson is definitely the front runner in the lead category, also I dont see Holly Hunter getting nominated she was barely on Top of the Lake and was not impressed.

  • chris d | April 24, 2013 6:56 PMReply

    maybe add Billy Zane to best actor/mini series. He got pretty good reviews for "barrabas."

  • Gabro | April 21, 2013 10:30 AMReply

    Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, amazing acting! both were incredibles!

  • JPH | April 20, 2013 7:27 AMReply

    Chloe Sevigny Lead Actress "Hit & Miss", Carla Gugino Supporting Actress "Political Animals", Geena Davis Supporting Actress "Coma", Brenda Blythen Supporting Actress "Mary and Martha".

  • shelly | April 19, 2013 5:59 PMReply

    you lost me at Chloe Sevigny. Girl please. And to have her INSTEAD of Lily Rabe??? Put down the pipe

  • Bender | April 16, 2013 6:29 PMReply

    @ name1

    Doubtful. The Daily Show has won Best Variety Series 10 years in a row. As well as countless other examples (Bryan Cranston, Mad Men, Modern Family, 30 Rock etc.).

  • Name1 | April 16, 2013 3:19 PMReply

    Jessica Lange deserves it more than anyone. But i'm afraid they will say ''oh she's already won last year''