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2013 Emmy Award Predictions: The TV Movie/Miniseries Categories

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 17, 2013 at 9:29AM

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.
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Behind The Candelabra, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas

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

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