2023 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Predictions
After a banner year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, this round of Emmy contenders is even more challenged to get voters to give their shows a chance.
We’ll be updating this article with all of our predictions throughout the season, so be sure to check IndieWire for the latest news on the 2023 Emmys. The nomination round of voting runs from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced on Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. an edited presentation of the ceremonies that will air on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
State of the species
In fact, it’s not as easy to determine who the contenders for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie are as it was last year. Yes, Jessica Chastain just won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance as country star Tammy Wynette on Showtime’s “George and Tammy,” but it took a lot of effort to make as many FYC screenings as possible to support the show’s t. even as he prepared for his grand return to Broadway in the revival of “A Doll’s House.”
That’s really what it’s all about; If someone’s show wasn’t the current version of a water cooler series, how do the creators, stars and award show strategists make sure voters go see it. Currently, Dominique Fishback’s performance in the Donald Glover-produced “Swarm” is making waves on social media, but it may not be reaching the old crowd, the TV Academy members. Amber Midthunder really had her breakout moment last summer with “Prey,” but Emmy winners just aren’t embracing TV movies like they used to, and getting nominated for an action role isn’t easy either.
One contender to watch is Emily Blunt in Amazon Prime Video’s revenge western, “The English,” which feeds into some of the similar stops but has positioned itself as a genuinely fun discovery, giving voters a chance to tell their peers how this is a good show. which they probably missed. Although the series didn’t really take the world by storm last November, Blunt was nominated at several winter awards, including the SAG Awards.
There’s plenty more to come, from “Great Expectations” on FX to “The Last Thing He Told Me” on Apple TV+, but another fun option is “WandaVision” co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn , who are both following the success of their Marvel Cinematic Universe series with multiple Emmy nominations, now for their respective gripping turns in the limited series “Love and Death” (HBO Max) and “Tiny Beautiful Things” (Hulu).
Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
Emily Blunt, “The English” (Amazon Prime Video)
Shalom Brune-Franklin, “Great Expectations” (FX)
Lizzy Caplan, “Fleishman is in Trouble” (FX)
Jessica Chastain, “George and Tammy” (Showtime)
Vera Farmiga, “Five Days at Memorial” (Apple TV+)
Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” (Amazon Prime Video)
Jennifer Garner: The Last Thing She Said To Me (Apple TV+)
Kathryn Hahn: “Little Beautiful Things” (Hulu)
Riley Keough, Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon Prime Video)
Amber Midthunder, “Prey” (Hulu)
Elizabeth Olsen, “Love and Death” (HBO Max)
Bel Powley, “A Little Light” (National Geographic)
Zoe Saldana, “From Scratch” (Netflix)
Alicia Vikander, “Irma Vep” (HBO)
Rachel Weisz, “Dead Ringers” (Amazon Prime Video)
More Limited Series and TV Movie Category Predictions:
Excellent limited or anthology series
Excellent TV movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Excellent supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Click here for IndieWire’s full predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards.
Last year’s winner: Amanda Seyfried, “The Fallout”
You are still eligible to: No.
Hot Streaks: Last year was Hulu’s first win in the category. If an actress like Hahn or Midthunder wins, it would continue the series and solidify the streaming service as a prime destination for limited series projects.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus: Sicily” (submitted as drama series); Kate Mara, “Class of ’09” (season not airing to be eligible); Juno Temple, “Fargo” (Season 5 ineligible)
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