Emmys: Limited or Anthology Series – Serial Killers, Love Stories and Quest for Vengeance Occupy Miniseries Race

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UPDATED: June 15, 2023

2023 Emmy Predictions:
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Weekly Commentary: The limited or anthology category has buzzy titles in the mix such as Netflix’s “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and Showtime’s “George & Tammy.” This year’s 51 is down from 61 entries in 2022, 37 in 2021 and 41 in 2020.

For the past four Emmy ceremonies, Netflix has had a strong presence in the limited or anthology series category with “Godless,” “When They See Us,” “Unbelievable,” “Unorthodox,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Inventing Anna.” With “Gambit” the only victor in that run, they have two mighty shows with the critical backing and acclaim to get them over the finish line — Ryan Murphy’s “Dahmer” and Lee Sung-jin’s “Beef,” which is co-produced by the current reigning Oscar champion studio, A24. However, even though each has its own share of individual baggage and controversy, the miniseries have managed to stay above the fray and look assured of Emmy recognition.

With its look at serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the Netflix series is one of many stories with a killer edge in the race. Apple TV+’s “Black Bird” looks at the convicted killer and rapist Larry Hall (played by supporting front-runner Paul Walter Hauser) while

Prime Video’s “Daisy Jones & the Six” has a legion of followers on social and consumer spaces. However, it’s unclear if that will translate with TV Academy voters. The team has been doing their rounds leading up to voting, including gracing the cover of .

We’re anticipating five nominees in this category since we’re currently tracking about 47 entrants. Eighty submissions are needed for six nominees (160 for seven and over 240 for eight).

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Emmy Nominations voting runs from June 15-26. The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 12. Check back every Thursday for the latest updates. All information is preliminary and is subject to change.


And the Predicted Nominees Are:


  1. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
  2. Black Bird” (Apple TV+)
  3. “Beef” (Netflix)
  4. Fleishman is in Trouble” (FX)
  5. Daisy Jones & the Six” (Prime Video)

Next in Line


  1. Love & Death” (HBO)
  2. George & Tammy” (Showtime)
  3. A Small Light” (National Geographic)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
  5. Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)

Other Top-Tier Possibilities


  1. The Patient” (FX)
  2. Swarm” (Prime Video)
  3. White House Plumbers” (HBO)
  4. Tiny Beautiful Things” (Hulu)
  5. Welcome to Chippendales” (Hulu)
  6. Tom Jones (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  7. Great Expectations” (FX)
  8. Paul T. Goldman” (Peacock)
  9. The English” (Prime Video)
  10. Documentary Now!” (IFC)

All Eligible Titles (Alphabetized by Network)**


  • Colosseum” (A&E)
  • This is Going to Hurt” (AMC)
  • Slasher: Ripper” (AMC)
  • Black Bird” (Apple TV+)
  • Extrapolations” (Apple TV+)
  • Five Days at Memorial” (Apple TV+)
  • The Last Thing He Told Me” (Apple TV+)
  • Little America” (Apple TV+)
  • Ms. Marvel” (Disney+)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
  • Accused” (Fox)
  • American Horror Stories” (FX)
  • American Horror Story: NYC” (FX)
  • Fleishman is in Trouble” (FX)
  • Great Expectations” (FX)
  • Irma Vep” (HBO)
  • Love & Death” (HBO)
  • White House Plumbers” (HBO)
  • Mike” (Hulu)
  • The Patient” (Hulu)
  • Tiny Beautiful Things” (Hulu)
  • Welcome to Chippendales” (Hulu)
  • Documentary Now!” (IFC)
  • Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” (Lifetime)
  • Linked by Love” (Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation)
  • A Spy Among Friends” (MGM+)
  • A Small Light” (National Geographic)
  • “Beef” (Netflix)
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
  • Echoes” (Netflix)
  • Florida Man” (Netflix)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” (Netflix)
  • From Scratch” (Netflix)
  • Kaleidoscope” (Netflix)
  • Keep Breathing” (Netflix)
  • Transatlantic” (Netflix)
  • The Watcher” (Netflix)
  • The Witcher: Blood Origin” (Netflix)
  • Cherish the Day” (OWN)
  • Tom Jones (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters” (Peacock)
  • A Friend of the Family” (Peacock)
  • Last Light” (Peacock)
  • Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)
  • Paul T. Goldman” (Peacock)
  • Chloe” (Prime Video)
  • Daisy Jones & the Six” (Prime Video)
  • Dead Ringers” (Prime Video)
  • The English” (Prime Video)
  • Swarm” (Prime Video)
  • George & Tammy” (Showtime)

** This list or category submission is not yet complete or confirmed and is subject to change.

2022 category winner: “The White Lotus” (HBO) — Season 1 — Mike White, David Bernad, Nick Hall (executive producers); Mark Kamine (co-executive producer)

Emmy Awards Predictions Categories

DRAMA SERIES | COMEDY SERIES | LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES | TV MOVIE | LEAD ACTOR (DRAMA) | LEAD ACTOR (COMEDY) | LEAD ACTOR (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | LEAD ACTRESS (DRAMA) | LEAD ACTRESS (COMEDY) | LEAD ACTRESS (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (DRAMA) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | SUPPORTING ACTRESS (DRAMA) | SUPPORTING ACTRESS (COMEDY) | SUPPORTING ACTRESS (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | TALK SERIES | SCRIPTED VARIETY | GAME SHOW | DIRECTING (DRAMA, COMEDY, LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | WRITING (DRAMA, COMEDY, LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | REALITY (COMPETITION, STRUCTURED, UNSTRUCTURED, HOST)

Creative Arts and Other Emmy Categories

GUEST ACTOR (DRAMA) | GUEST ACTRESS (DRAMA) | GUEST ACTOR (COMEDY) | GUEST ACTRESS (COMEDY) | VOICE-OVER | SHORT FORM | DOCUMENTARY | MUSIC | ANIMATED | OTHER CATEGORIES

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