A change of pace for this special edition of the AwardsWatch Podcast as it’s not only all about the Emmys, it’s dropping on a Friday. Don’t worry, we’ll still have the Monday edition, too.
The first of many Emmy podcast to come this season, AwardsWatch Editor-In-Chief Erik Anderson, Executive Editor Ryan McQuade and TV Editor Tyler Doster take on the top categories in the Limited or Anthology Series or Movie section, which has some very contentious and tough races as we enter the nomination voting period next week.
Hulu is a dominant factor in this year’s races with Dopesick, The Dropout, Pam and Tommy, The Girl from Plainville, Candy, WeCrashed and Under the Banner of Heaven (FX on Hulu) all fighting several networks, streamers and programs, as well as with itself.
As is often the case, Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie is proving to be the most competitive. While a few names feel locked in like Amanda Seyfried (Hulu’s The Dropout), Best Actress Oscar winner Jessica Chastain (HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage) and Margaret Qualley (Netlfix’s Maid), the rest of the field is packed with previous Emmy winners like Viola Davis (Showtime’s The First Lady), Gillian Anderson (Showtime’s The First Lady), Claire Foy (Prime Video’s A Very British Scandal), Julia Garner (Netflix’s Inventing Anna) and Toni Collette (HBO Max’s The Staircase) as well as Oscar winners (a category Davis also falls under) Anne Hathaway (Hulu’s WeCrashed) and Julia Roberts (Starz’s Gaslit). But with only six spots, who’s in and who’s out?
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This podcast runs 1h 4m. Let’s get into it.