Emmy Nomination Predictions in Limited Series & Movies: Superheroes and Feminists Battle for Votes

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Top contenders in the categories include ”Watchmen,“ ”Mrs. America,“ ”Unbelievable,“ ”Hollywood“ and ”El Camino“

The Emmys’ limited series and television movie categories are, in many ways, the most refreshing ones — because while voters can pick the same programs again and again in most categories, they’re forced to deal with a completely new batch of miniseries and TV movies every year.

The 2020 crop includes three limited series that rewrite history — “Watchmen,” “The Plot Against America” and “Hollywood” — and ranges from the enormous scope of those shows to the small personal story in “Normal People.” On the TV movie side, meanwhile, voters who liked “Breaking Bad,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Transparent” will have the opportunity to salute their final episodes, which were created and submitted as standalone movies.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond has been writing about film, music, pop culture and the entertainment industry for more than 40 years. He has served as TheWrap’s awards editor and executive editor, awards since joining the company in 2009. Steve began his career writing about music for the Los Angeles Times, where he remained a contributor for more than 15 years, and Rolling Stone, where he was West Coast Music Editor and wrote 16 cover stories. He moved into film coverage with a weekly column in the Washington Post and became a contributing writer at Premiere magazine, where he became the first journalist to have all access to the Academy Awards show and rehearsals. He has also written for the New York Times, Movieline, the DGA Quarterly, GQ, Playboy, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, New York, the Christian Science Monitor, Live! magazine and many others. He is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller “The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards” (Faber and Faber, 2005). He has also written “Elvis in Hollywood” (New American Library, 1990) and contributed to books that include “Cash,” “The Rolling Stone Reader,” U2: The Rolling Stone Files,” “Bruce Springsteen: The Rolling Stone Files” and “The Rolling Stone Interviews: The 1980s.” He was the co-managing editor of the syndicated TV news program “The Industry News” and the creative consultant for the A&E series “The Inside Track With Graham Nash.” He has won L.A. Press Club awards for stories in TheWrap, the Los Angeles Times and Playboy, and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for a story in Premiere.