The best limited series predictions for the 2023 Emmys

Many of the limited series’ biggest contenders, such as “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and “Black Bird,” came earlier, learning from the mistakes of last year’s Emmy race.

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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

Last year was possibly the most crowded Emmy season ever for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, with new shows sold out every other day in April 2022, and television networks seem to have learned from growing pains.

There are still plenty of limited series competing for Emmys, but most of the contenders have had room to breathe and actually found an audience. Plus, “The White Lotus” will move into the drama categories for its second season after winning all the major Limited Series Emmys it was eligible for last year, giving these shows even more exposure.

Highlights include “Black Bird” (Apple TV+), “The English” (Amazon Prime Video), “George and Tammy” (Showtime), “The Patient” (FX), and above all, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix), all of which scored major wins and/or nominations during the winter awards season. “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (FX), “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+) and “Welcome to Chippendales” (Hulu), all under Disney TV’s purview, haven’t been as successful in that regard. , but they could easily find a second wind as voters catch up on what they missed last year. “Fleishman” is particularly good at word of mouth.

Two shows on the lips of most TV fans right now are “Daisy Jones and the Six” and “Swarm” on Amazon Prime Video. With late-winter premieres doing particularly well for last year’s nominees “The Dropout,” “Pam & Tommy” and “Inventing Anna,” it looks like two buzzy new series for Amazon’s streaming service have been dropped. right foot for award campaigns.

Speaking of a wider range of limited series from streaming services, Peacock is now diving into the Emmy race, most notably with “A Friend of the Family,” starring Jake Lacy, which was nominated last year. “Love and Death” has arrived on HBO Max, complementing HBO’s “White House Plumbers” limited series. Both shows happen to hit the same beats as last year’s two contenders, “Candy” and “Gaslit,” but David E. Kelley and David Mandel also boast several high-profile creators. On Apple TV+ this spring, Meryl Streep’s “Extrapolations” and Jennifer Garner’s “The Last Thing He Told Me” are eagerly awaited.

Less certain are Netflix’s contenders outside of the blockbuster series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” While that show wrapped up its narrative and is now looking to become an anthology series, “The Watcher,” another Ryan Murphy production, has reportedly been renewed for a second season that will continue the story. It’s also unclear if “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” will be an executive producer, if Shonda Rhimes wants to extend it, and if that decision would solidify it as a drama series rather than a limited-run event.

Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
“Friend of the family” (Pava)
“Black Bird” (Apple TV+)
Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon Prime Video)
“The English” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Extrapolations” (Apple TV+)
Five Days at Memorial (Apple TV+)
“Fleishman’s in Trouble” (FX)
“George and Tammy” (Showtime)
“The Last Thing He Said” (Apple TV+)
“Love and Death” (HBO Max)
“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
“The Sick” (FX)
“Swarm” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Welcome to the Chippendales” (Hulu)
“White House Plumbers” (HBO)

More Limited Series and TV Movie Category Predictions:
Excellent TV movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or 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: “The White Lotus”
Still eligible: Kind of (moved categories).
Hot Streaks: The last five winners were shows from other networks that have tapped into HBO’s series experiments, but a win for “White House Plumber” would give the cable network its second straight category win.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: “The White Lotus: Sicily” (submitted as drama series); “Class of ’09” (season not airing in time to be eligible); “Fargo” (Season 5 was not eligible)

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