Emmy Predictions: Best Limited Series — Was It ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ All Along?
Last Year’s Winner: “Watchmen”Still Eligible: No.Hot Streak: Repeat winners aren’t the norm in Limited Series, and while they do happen, it’s more common to see networks go on hot streaks — albeit brief ones.
Currently, HBO has won the Best Limited Series category in back-to-back years, first for “Chernobyl” and then for “Watchmen.” The premium cable giant has also won in three of the last four years and seven of the last 11.
Its last win gave it more trophies for Best Limited Series than any other network in history, and yet HBO has still never won more than twice in a row.
Only one network has: NBC, from 1986 – 1988.Fun Fact: Speaking of repeats, only four series have earned more than two nominations in the Limited Series category: “Horatio Hornblower” and “Fargo” both have three, “American Horror Story” has four, and “Prime Suspect” is the all-time leader with five.
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