In recent years, the Miniseries categories of the grand prizes have undergone a transformation process that has allowed for strange cases such as that of ‘The White Lotus’, which was the great winner of the 2023 Golden Globes with its second season: category? Best Miniseries or Anthology.
Something as shocking as this is what the 2023 Emmy Awards want to avoid. After the HBO Max series swept the awards for best limited series, the Television Academy is going to prevent the “semi” anthology from competing in these again categories and moved to the Drama.
Already in 2022, its presence in this section produced a certain arching of the eyebrow because season 2 was not only announced, but confirmed for the end of the year. Something allowed by the regulations, which in 2021 established that to be considered a miniseries or anthology it had to resolve its story in a single season, without plots continuing in successive installments.
step to drama
With the presence in the first two seasons of Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid, lthe Academy clarified that “The reappearance in a subsequent season of a character from a large cast does not bar their eligibility based on the Academy’s main criteria for limited series”.
A criterion that, according to Variety, has changed for the next edition of the Emmys, following in the wake of other awards such as the Critic’s Choice and the SAG Awards. In this way, at the 2023 Emmys he will have to compete in the Best Drama categories. Yes, not comedy (a question of footage, I imagine).
Something that, in fact, It will make things quite difficult for Mike White’s seriessince it will have to compete (probably) to gain a foothold with some potential and powerful contenders such as ‘Succession’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘The Crown’, ‘The Last of Us’ or ‘La casa del dragón’ for putting Some examples from this season.