Five equally competitive TV movies are competing for the 68th Emmy Awards for Most Outstanding Television Movie.
Last year, HBO’s “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah bagged the Emmy in the same category. HBO has already won this category for nine straight years. In 2011, HBO lost once under this category between 2004 and 2015. Below are this year’s nominees for Outstanding Television Movies.
A Very Murray Christmas
Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas has been nominated twice for the same category since the award’s history. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the musical comedy stars veteran actor Bill Murray, who also co-wrote this show. Popular stars such as Miley Cyrus and George Clooney have also appeared in this musical film.
All The Way
All the Way talks about the journey and struggles of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, which centers on the president’s effort to pass the landmark civil rights bill. Starring high-caliber actor Bryan Cranston, this biopic is directed by Jay Roach and written by Robert Schenkkan. It has been nominated in eight categories in this year’s Emmy Awards.
Another entry from HBO is the political thriller Confirmation, which tells the story of Judge Clarence Thomas, who was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991. But his nomination was stalled after his former employee accused him of sexual harassment.
The British drama series from BBC America received high ratings from different critic sites, including IMDB (8.6/10) and Rotten Tomatoes (90%). Starring Idris Elba, the psychological thriller talks about the story of an emotionally impulsive detective who on a daily basis has to deal with the complexities of life while trying to solve murder mysteries.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
PBS’ Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) has been nominated six times in different categories and has bagged Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role in this year’s Emmy Awards.