EMMYS: Combined Miniseries & Movie Acting Categories Make For Uneven Competition

For the first time in a while the miniseries and movie categories have been split, however, the acting contenders from the two program types—along with writers and directors—are merged and must compete with each other, as they have for several years. This means that miniseries actors such as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Idris Elba are competing with talent up for a single movie (Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch). Cumberbatch and his Sherlock costar also are rivals because Freeman nabbed a lead nom here for his work in the mini Fargo (and must compete against stablemate Thornton). Image (2) Awardsline-logo_use-this-one__140529211810-275x38.jpg for post 738599You can see how it gets complicated. The actress race is equally split with six-time nominee Jessica Lange going against seven-time nominee Kristen Wiig for an oddball nom in the sort-of-funny mini The Spoils Of Babylon. (more…)

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2014/08/emmys-movie-miniseries-acting-lead-supporting-816793/