How Many Emmys Should ‘Beef’ Actually Win? – IndieWire

Time was that the Emmy’s limited series category was itself limited.

A decade ago, “Outstanding Limited Series” was actually “Outstanding Limited Series or Television Movie,” a category that had to be split in two because of the drastic increase in eligible submissions. The 2022-2023 television season saw 51 shows submit for Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series, with only five garnering nominations before one winner is selected by Television Academy voters.

Lee Sung Jin’s “Beef” leads the race, tied with Ryan Murphy’s “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” — two Netflix juggernauts with 13 nominations apiece. For “Beef” (which is also produced by A24) those are spread across 11 categories, with double nominations in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Other nominations include costuming, editing, sound mixing, writing, acting, and of course Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. IndieWire’s Ben Travers praised the performances, especially leads Ali Wong as Amy and Steven Yeun as Danny. In spring, Yeun and director Jake Schreier spoke with IndieWire about the challenges of externalizing these characters’ inner conflicts throughout the tense series.

The Emmys themselves are a long way off — indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes — but how many awards should “Beef” actually win when that night arrives? Below, IndieWire breaks it down category by category, race by race, nominee by nominee, to determine how many Emmys the show should win.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *