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‘Big Little Lies’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series

The seven-episode HBO limited series won big after receiving 16 nominations at this year's Emmys.

Big Little Lies Episode 5 Nicole Kidman Shailene Woodley Reese Witherspoon

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO

Big Little Lies” has become one of the biggest victors at the 2017 Emmy Awards, winning the prize for Outstanding Limited Series. The acclaimed HBO miniseries was the frontrunner over “Feud,” “Fargo,” “The Night Of,” and “Genius.” The seven-episode season was written by David E. Kelly and directed by Jean-Marc Valle.
HBO has long been dominant in the Emmy’s miniseries and TV movie categories, but the race has gotten more competitive in recent years as networks like FX, ABC and more get into the limited series game. Previous winners have been “Fargo” and “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson.” HBO last won the category in 2015 with “Olive Kitteridge.”
“Big Little Lies” entered this year’s Emmys with 16 nominations, including acting noms for Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Alexander Skarsgaard. HBO currently has no plans to revive the limited series for a second season, although cast members like Witherspoon and Kidman have been vocal about wanting to play their characters again.

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