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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series represents excellence in the category of limited series that are two or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 minutes. The program must tell a complete, non-recurring story, and not have an ongoing storyline or main characters in subsequent seasons.[1]

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series
Awarded for Outstanding Limited Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1973
Currently held by Big Little Lies (2017)
Website emmys.com

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The category began as the Outstanding Drama/Comedy – Limited Episodes in 1973.[2][3] Prior to that year, limited series and miniseries were entered in the same category as continuing series for Outstanding Series – Drama. According to a 1972 newspaper article in the Los Angeles Times,[2] this change might be due to the then recent entry of a number of British produced limited series that were competing with American produced continuing series in the same pre-existing category. The category was renamed Outstanding Limited Series in 1974 and later Outstanding Miniseries in 1986.[3]

In 1991, Outstanding Miniseries category was merged with Outstanding TV Movie, then called Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special, to form Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries and the number of nominees increased from five to six.[4] For that year, two miniseries had competed with four "made for television movies." The decision was reversed in 1992. In 2011, due to a low number of eligible miniseries in recent years, the categories were again merged as Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie before reverting in 2014 following an influx in limited series.[5] A year later, the name of the awards category was changed to Outstanding Limited Series and the rules were made to distinguish that category from that of a movie by having the work have at least two episodes and from that of a regular series by having no more than five episode.[1] The 2015 rule change allowed more short seasons cable TV programs to compete while prior rules had forced the same programs to compete in the same category with full seasons network programs.

Until the rule changes of the 2010s that allowed additional limited series to compete, what has been unique about this award before that time, is that there almost always has been at least one nominee originating from Great Britain. For example, the 2005 winner was The Lost Prince, which happened to be that year's British entry. The 2006 winner, Elizabeth I, was also a British miniseries, although it was a co-production with American television network HBO. Likewise, the 2009 winner, Little Dorrit, was a co-production of British and American companies (in this case, the BBC and PBS).

Winners and nominationsEdit

1970sEdit

Year Program Producers Network
19721973
(25th)
[6]
Tom Brown's Schooldays John McRae, producer PBS
The Last of the Mohicans John McRae, producer PBS
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci Information not available CBS
19731974
(26th)
[7]
Columbo (Season 3) Dean Hargrove and Roland Kibbee, executive producers; Douglas Benton, Robert F. O'Neill and Edward K. Dodds, producers NBC
The Blue Knight Lee Rich, executive producer; Walter Coblenz, producer NBC
McCloud (Season 4) Glen A. Larson, executive producer; Michael Gleason, producer
19741975
(27th)
[8]
Benjamin Franklin Lewis Freedman, executive producer; George Lefferts and Glenn Jordan, producers CBS
Columbo (Season 4) Roland Kibbee and Dean Hargrove, executive producers; Everett Chambers and Edward K. Dodds, producers NBC
McCloud (Season 5) Glen A. Larson, executive producer; Michael Gleason and Ron Satlof, producers
19751976
(28th)
[9]
Upstairs, Downstairs (Season 4) Rex Firkin, executive producer; John Hawkesworth, producer PBS
The Adams Chronicles Jac Venza, executive producer; Virginia Kassel, series producer; Paul Bogart, Robert Costello, James Cellan Jones and Fred Coe, producers PBS
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Stella Richman, executive producer; Andrew Brown, producer
The Law William Sackheim, producer NBC
Rich Man, Poor Man Harve Bennett, executive producer; Jon Epstein, producer ABC
19761977
(29th)
[10]
Roots David L. Wolper, executive producer; Stan Margulies, producer ABC
The Adams Chronicles Jac Venza, executive producer; Virginia Kassel, series producer; Robert Costello, coordinating producer; Fred Coe and James Cellan Jones, producers PBS
Captains and the Kings Roy Huggins, executive producer; Jo Swerling Jr., producer NBC
Madame Bovary Richard Beynon, producer PBS
The Moneychangers Ross Hunter and Jacques Mapes, producers NBC
19771978
(30th)
[11]
Holocaust Herbert Brodkin, executive producer; Robert Berger, producer NBC
Anna Karenina Ken Riddington, executive producer; Joan Sullivan, series producer; Donald Wilson, producer PBS
I, Claudius Joan Sullivan, series producer; Martin Lisemore, producer
King Edward S. Feldman, executive producer; Paul Maslansky, producer; Bill Finnegan, supervising producer NBC
Washington: Behind Closed Doors Stanley Kallis, executive producer; Eric Bercovici and David W. Rintels, supervising producers; Norman S. Powell, producer ABC
19781979
(31st)
[12]
Roots: The Next Generations David L. Wolper, executive producer; Stan Margulies, producer ABC
Backstairs at the White House Ed Friendly, executive producer; Michael O'Herlihy, producer NBC
Blind Ambition David Susskind, executive producer; George Schaefer and Renée Valente, producers CBS

1980sEdit

Year Program Producers Network
19791980
(32nd)
[13]
Edward & Mrs. Simpson Andrew Brown, producer Syndicated
Disraeli Joan Wilson, series producer; Cecil Clarke, producer PBS
The Duchess of Duke Street Joan Wilson, series producer; John Hawkesworth, producer
The Scarlett O'Hara War David L. Wolper, executive producer; Stan Margulies, producer NBC
19801981
(33rd)
[14]
Shōgun James Clavell, executive producer; Eric Bercovici, producer NBC
East of Eden Mace Neufeld, executive producer; Barney Rosenzweig, producer; Ken Wales, co-producer ABC
Masada George Eckstein, producer
Rumpole of the Bailey Joan Wilson, series producer; Jacqueline Davis, producer PBS
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jac Venza, executive producer; Jonathan Powell, producer; Samuel Paul, series producer
19811982
(34th)
[15]
Marco Polo Vincenzo Labella, producer NBC
Brideshead Revisited Jac Venza and Robert B. Kotlowitz, executive producers; Samuel Paul, series producer; Derek Granger, producer PBS
Flickers Joan Wilson, executive producer; Joan Brown, producer
Oppenheimer Peter Goodchild, producer; Lindsay Law, coordinating producer
A Town Like Alice Joan Wilson, executive producer; Henry Crawford, producer
19821983
(35th)
[16]
Nicholas Nickleby Colin Callender, producer Syndicated
Smiley's People Jonathan Powell, producer Syndicated
The Thorn Birds David L. Wolper and Edward Lewis, executive producers; Stan Margulies, producer ABC
To Serve Them All My Days Ken Riddington, producer CBS
The Winds of War Dan Curtis, producer ABC
19831984
(36th)
[17]
Concealed Enemies Lindsay Law and David Elstein, executive producers; Peter B. Cook, producer PBS
Chiefs Martin Manulis, executive producer; Jerry London, supervising producer; John E. Quill, producer CBS
George Washington David Gerber, executive producer; Buzz Kulik, supervising producer; Richard Fielder, producer
Nancy Astor Philip Hinchcliffe, producer PBS
Reilly, Ace of Spies Verity Lambert, executive producer; Chris Burt, producer
19841985
(37th)
[18]
The Jewel in the Crown Denis Forman, executive producer; Christopher Morahan, producer PBS
Ellis Island Gabriel Katzka and Frank Konigsberg, executive producers; Jerry London, supervising producer; Nick Gillott, producer CBS
Robert Kennedy and His Times Rick Rosenberg and Robert W. Christiansen, producers
Space Richard Berg, executive producer; Martin Manulis, producer; Allan Marcil, co-producer; Jack Clements and Robert Birnbaum, coordinating producers
A Woman of Substance Ian Warren and Tom Donald, executive producers; Diane Baker, producer OPT
19851986
(38th)
[19]
Peter the Great Lawrence Schiller, executive producer; Marvin J. Chomsky, producer; Konstantin Thoeren, line producer NBC
Dress Gray Francis von Zerneck, executive producer; Glenn Jordan and William Beaudine Jr., producers NBC
The Long Hot Summer Leonard Hill and John Thomas Lenox, executive producers; Ronald Gilbert, supervising producer; Dori Weiss, producer
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy George Walker, executive producer; Judith de Paul, producer PBS
On Wings of Eagles Edgar J. Scherick, executive producer; Lynn Raynor, producer NBC
19861987
(39th)
[20]
A Year in the Life Joshua Brand and John Falsey, executive producers; Stephen Cragg, producer NBC
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Michael Lepiner and Kenneth Kaufman, executive producers; Graham Cottle, supervising producer; Marvin J. Chomsky, producer NBC
Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder Chuck McLain and William Hanley, executive producers; William Beaudine Jr., producer
Out on a Limb Stan Margulies, producer; Colin Higgins, co-producer ABC
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Susan G. Pollock, executive producer; John Erman, supervising producer; Preston Fischer, producer NBC
19871988
(40th)[21]
The Murder of Mary Phagan George Stevens Jr., producer NBC
Baby M Ilene Amy Berg, executive producer; Gordon Freedman, producer ABC
Billionaire Boys Club Donald March, executive producer; Marvin J. Chomsky, supervising producer; Marcy Gross and Ann Weston, producers NBC
The Bourne Identity Gayle Scott and Alan Shayne, executive producers; Carol Sobieski, supervising producer; Frederick Muller, producer; Martin Rabbett, co-producer ABC
Lincoln Sheldon Pinchuk, Bill Finnegan and Patricia Finnegan, executive producers; Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg, producers NBC
Note: Originally nominated for this category for 1988,[22][23] Rumpole of the Bailey (PBS) later ruled ineligible[24] and then moved to drama.[25][26] As of January 2016, both the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences[21] and the Internet Movie Database[27] still incorrectly list Rumpole of the Bailey as a nominee.
19881989
(41st)
[28]
War and Remembrance Dan Curtis, executive producer; Barbara Steele, producer ABC
I Know My First Name is Steven Andrew Adelson, executive producer; Kim C. Friese, producer NBC
Lonesome Dove Suzanne de Passe and William D. Wittliff, executive producers; Robert Halmi Jr., co-executive producer; Dyson Lovell, producer; Michael Weisbarth, supervising producer CBS
A Perfect Spy Jonathan Powell, executive producer; Colin Rogers, producer PBS
The Women of Brewster Place Carole Isenberg and Oprah Winfrey, executive producers; Karen Hall, supervising producer; Patricia K. Meyer and Reuben Cannon, producers; Barbara Black, line producer ABC

1990sEdit

Year Program Producers Network
19891990
(42nd)
[29]
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Michael Mann, executive producer; Richard Brams, co-executive producer; Christopher Canaan, Ann Powell, and Rose Schacht, supervising producer; Branko Lustig, producer; Mark Allan, co-producer NBC
Blind Faith Susan Baerwald and Dan Wigutow, executive producers; Daniel Franklin, co-producer NBC
Family of Spies Gerald W. Abrams and Jennifer Alward, executive producers; Jonathan Bernstein, producer; William Dunne, co-producer CBS
The Kennedys of Massachusetts Susan G. Pollock and Edgar J. Scherick, executive producers; Michael Barnathan and Gary Hoffman, co-executive producers; Lynn Raynor, producer ABC
Small Sacrifices Suzanne De Passe and Louis Rudolph, executive producers; S. Bryan Hickox, producer
  • In 1991, the category was retired; the 1991 miniseries competed in the Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries category. The Academy reversed their addition the following year and movies competed in their own separate category again.
Year Program Producers Network
19901991
(43rd)
[30]
Separate but Equal Stan Margulies and George Stevens Jr., executive producers ABC
Decoration Day (TV Movie) Marian Rees, executive producer; Joyce Corrington, co-producer; Dick Gallegly, line producer; Anne Hopkins, producer NBC
The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie) Robert Halmi and David Puttnam, executive producers; John Kemeny, producer HBO
Paris Trout (TV Movie) Diana Kerew, executive producer; Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, producers Showtime
Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie) Glenn Close and William Self, executive producers; Edwin Self, supervising producer; Glenn Jordan, producer CBS
Switched at Birth Richard Heus, Lawrence Horowitz, Barry Morrow, and Michael O'Hara, executive producers; Mark Sennet, supervising producer; Ervin Zavada, producer NBC
  • In 1992, the category was revived.
Year Program Producers Network
19911992
(44th)
[31]
A Woman Named Jackie Lester Persky, executive producer; Tomlinson Dean, co-producer; Lorin Bennett Salob, producer NBC
The Burden of Proof Mike Robe, executive producer; Preston Fischer, supervising producer; John Perrin Flynn, producer ABC
Cruel Doubt Susan Baerwald, executive producer/producer; Dan Franklin, co-producer NBC
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel Michael Mann, executive producer; Richard Brams and Gordon Greisman, co-executive producers
In a Child's Name Helen Verno and Dan Wigutow, executive producers; Vahan Moosekian, supervising producer CBS
19921993
(45th)
[32]
Prime Suspect 2 Sally Head, executive producer; Paul Marcus, producer PBS
Alex Haley's Queen Bernard Sofronski and David L. Wolper, executive producers; Mark M. Wolper, producer CBS
Family Pictures Les Alexander and Don Enright, executive producers; Joe Broido, producer; Jennifer Miller, co-producer ABC
The Jacksons: An American Dream Suzanne De Passe and Stan Margulies, executive producers; Joyce Eliason, supervising producer; Jermaine Jackson and Margaret Maldonado Jackson, producer
Sinatra Tina Sinatra, executive producer; Richard Rosenbloom, producer CBS
19931994
(46th)
[33]
Prime Suspect 3 Sally Head, executive producer; Paul Marcus, producer PBS
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, executive producers; Joyce Eliason, supervising producer; Jack Clements, producer CBS
The Stand Stephen King and Richard P. Rubinstein, executive producers; Peter McIntosh, supervising producer; Mitchell Galin, producer ABC
Tales of the City Tim Bevan, Richard Kramer, Armistead Maupin, and Sigurjon Sighvatsson, executive producers; Antony Root, supervising producer; Alan Poul, producer PBS
World War II: When Lions Roared Ethel Winant, executive producer; Bruce Kerner, supervising producer; David W. Rintels, producer; Victoria Riskin, co-producer NBC
19941995
(47th)
[34]
Joseph Gerald Rafshoon, executive producer; Laura Fattori, line producer; Lorenzo Minoli, producer TNT
Buffalo Girls Suzanne de Passe, executive producer; Sandra Saxon Brice and Suzanne Coston, producer CBS
Children of the Dust Joyce Eliason and Frank Konigsberg, executive producers; Harold Tichenor, producer
Martin Chuzzlewit Rebecca Eaton and Michael Wearing, executive producers; Chris Parr, producer PBS
A Woman of Independent Means Sally Field, executive producer; Preston Fischer, co-executive producer; Philip Kleinbart, supervising producer; Robert Greenwald, producer; Steve Saeta, co-producer NBC
19951996
(48th)
[35]
Gulliver's Travels Robert Halmi, Sr. and Brian Henson, executive producers; Duncan Kenworthy, producer NBC
Andersonville John Frankenheimer and Ethel Winant, executive producers; David W. Rintels, producer; Diane Smith, co-producer TNT
Hiroshima Andrew Adelson, Michael Campus, Tetsuya Ikeda, Paul Painter, and Robin Spry, executive producers; Tracey Alexander, co-executive producer; Kazutoshi Wadakura, producer Showtime
Moses Gerald Rafshoon, executive producer; Laura Fattori, line producer; Lorenzo Minoli, producer TNT
Pride and Prejudice Michael Wearing, executive producer; Sue Britwistle, producer A&E
19961997
(49th)
[36]
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement Rebecca Eaton and Gub Neal, executive producers; Lynn Horsford, producer PBS
In Cold Blood Robert Halmi, Sr., executive producer; Tom Rowe, producer CBS
The Last Don Joyce Eliason, Frank Konigsberg, and Larry Sanitsky, executive producers; Jim Davis, producer
The Odyssey Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Robert Halmi, Sr., and Nicholas Meyer, executive producers; Dyson Lovell, producer NBC
The Shining Stephen King, executive producer; Elliot Friedgen, supervising producer; Mark Carliner, producer ABC
19971998
(50th)
[37]
From the Earth to the Moon Tom Hanks, executive producer; Tony To, co-executive producer; John Melfi and Graham Yost, supervising producers; Michael Bostick, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, producers; Erik Bork, Bruce Richmond, and Janace Tashjian, co-producers HBO
George Wallace Mark Carliner, executive producer; Mitch Engel and James Sbardellati, line producers; John Frankenheimer and Julian Krainin, producers; Ethel Winant, co-producer TNT
Merlin Robert Halmi, Sr., executive producer; Dyson Lovell, producer; Chris Thompson, line producer NBC
Moby Dick Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, and Robert Halmi, Sr., executive producers; Steve McGlothen, Kris Noble, and Franc Roddam, producers USA
More Tales of the City Tim Bevan, Suzanne Girard, and Alan Poul, executive producers; Kevin Tierney, producer Showtime
19981999
(51st)
[38]
Hornblower (“The Even Chance,” “The Examination for Lieutenant,” “The Duchess and the Devil,” “The Frogs and the Lobsters”) Delia Fine and Vernon Lawrence, executive producers; Andrew Benson, producer A&E
The ’60s Lynda Obst, executive producer; Jim Chory, line producer NBC
Great Expectations Rebecca Eaton and Michael Wearing, executive producers; David Snodin, producer PBS
Joan of Arc Graham Flashner, Ed Gernon, and Peter Sussman, executive producers; Andrew Deane Brenda Friend, co-executive producers; Peter Bray, producer CBS
The Temptations Suzanne Coston, Suzanne de Passe, and David V. Picker, executive producers; Jay Benson, producer NBC

2000sEdit

Year Program Producers Network
19992000
(52nd)
[39]
The Corner Robert F. Colesberry, David Mills, and David Simon, executive producers; Nina Kostroff Noble, producer HBO
Arabian Nights Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., executive producers; Howard Ellis, supervising producer; Dyson Lovell, producer ABC
The Beach Boys: An American Family Neil Meron, John Stamos, and Craig Zadan, executive producers; Jeff Bleckner, co-executive producer; John Whitman, producer
Jesus Lorenzo Minoli and Judd Parkin, executive producers; Frank Konigsberg, co-executive producer; Russell Kagan and Paolo Piria, producer CBS
P. T. Barnum Delia Fine, David V. Picker, and Kevin Tierney, executive producers; Suzanne Girard, producer A&E
20002001
(53rd)
[40]
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Hans Proppe, executive producer; David Kappes, produced by ABC
Further Tales of the City Tim Bevan, Luc Chatelain, Suzanne Girard, Armistead Maupin, Alan Poul, executive producer Showtime
Hornblower (“Mutiny”) Michele Buck and Delia Fine, executive producers; Andrew Benson, producer A&E
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Ed Gernon, Neil Meron, Peter Sussman, and Craig Zadan, executive producer; Robert Ackerman, Kirk Ellis, and Lorna Luft, co-executive producers; Philip Von Alvensleben, supervising producer; Robert Freedman and John Ryan, producers ABC
Nuremberg Gerald Abrams, Alec Baldwin, Jon Cornick, Suzanne Girard, and Peter Sussman, executive producers; Mychele Boudrias and Ian McDougall, producers TNT
20012002
(54th)
[41]
Band of Brothers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, executive producers; Stephen E. Ambrose, Gary Goetzman, and Tony To, co-executive producers; Erik Bork and Erik Jendresen, supervising producers; Mary Richards, producer HBO
Dinotopia Robert Halmi, Jr. and Robert Halmi, Sr., executive producers; Howard Ellis, supervising producer; William P. Cartlidge and Dusty Symonds, produced by ABC
The Mists of Avalon Lisa Alexander, James Coburn, and Mark M. Wolper, executive producers; Bernd Eichinger, producer; Gideon Amir, produced by TNT
Shackleton Francesca Barra and Delia Fine, executive producers; Emilio Nunez, supervising producer; Selwyn Roberts, producer A&E
20022003
(55th)
[42]
Taken Leslie Bohem and Steven Spielberg, executive producers; Joe M. Aguilar, Steve Beers, and Darryl Frank, co-executive producers; Richard Heus, produced by Sci Fi
Hitler: The Rise of Evil Ed Gernon and Peter Sussman, executive producers; Christian Duguay and Diana Kerew, co-executive producers; Ian McDougall and Phillip Von Alvensleben, supervising producers; John Ryan, producer CBS
Napoléon Marc Vade, executive producer; Delia Fine, executive producer for A&E; David Craig, supervising producer for A&E; Gérard Depardieu and Jean-Pierre Guérin, producers A&E
20032004
(56th)
[43]
Angels in America Cary Brokaw and Mike Nichols, executive producers; Mike Haley, co-executive producer; Celia Costas, produced by HBO
American Family (Season 1) Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari, Barbara Martinez Jitner, and Gregory Nava, executive producers; Eric L. Gold, co-executive producer PBS
Hornblower (“Loyalty,” “Duty”) Michele Buck and Delia Fine, executive producers; Emilio Nunez, supervising producer Andrew Benson, produced by A&E
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness Rebecca Eaton and Andy Harries, executive producers; David Boulter, producer PBS
Traffic Colin Cotter, Ron Hutchinson, and Graham King, executive producers; Stephen Hopkins, producer; Jay Benson, produced by USA
20042005
(57th)
[44]
The Lost Prince Joanna Beresford, Rebecca Eaton, Peter Fincham, and David M. Thompson, executive producers; John Chapman, producer PBS
The 4400 (Season 1) Ira Steven Behr, Rene Echeverria, and Maira Suro, executive producers; Scott Peters, co-executive producer; Yves Simoneau, producer; Brent Karl Clackson, produced by USA
Elvis Howard Braunstein, Robert Greenblatt, Michael Jaffe, and David Janollari, executive producers; Thomas Becker, Ilene Kahn Power, and Jorg Westerkamp, co-executive producers; Kimberly C. Anderson and Malcolm Petal, supervising producers; Judy Cairo-Simpson, produced by CBS
Empire Falls Paul Newman, Marc Platt, Fred Schepisi, and Scott Steindorff, executive producers; William Teitler, produced by HBO
20052006
(58th)
[45]
Elizabeth I George Faber, Suzan Harrison, Charles Pattinson, and Nigel Williams, executive producers; Barney Reisz, producer HBO
Bleak House Rebecca Eaton, executive producer; Nigel Stafford-Clark, produced by PBS
Into the West Steven Spielberg, executive producer; Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and William Mastrosimone, co-executive producers; Kirk Ellis, supervising producer; Larry Rapaport, producer; David A. Rosemont, produced by TNT
Sleeper Cell (Season 1) Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, executive producers; Janet Tamaro, producer; Ann Kindberg, produced by Showtime
20062007
(59th)
[46]
Broken Trail Stanley M. Brooks, Robert Duvall, and Robert Carliner, executive producers; Chad Oakes and Damian Ganczewski, producers; Walter Hill, produced by AMC
Prime Suspect: The Final Act Rebecca Eaton and Andy Harries, executive producers; Andrew Benson, produced by PBS
The Starter Wife Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott, Jon Avnet, Stephanie Davis, Howard Klein, and Gigi Levangie Grazer, executive producers; Jeff Hayes, co-executive producer; Marsha Oglesby, producer USA
20072008
(60th)
[47]
John Adams Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, executive producers; Kirk Ellis and Frank Doelger, co-executive producers; David Coatsworth and Steven Shareshian, produced by HBO
The Andromeda Strain Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, and Tom Thayer, executive producers; Mikael Salomon, co-executive producer; Clara George, produced by A&E
Cranford Kate Harwood and Rebecca Eaton, executive producers; Sue Birtwistle, producer PBS
Tin Man Robert Halmi, Sr., Robert Halmi, Jr., Michael O'Connor, Steven Long Mitchell, and Craig W. Van Sickle, executive producers; Matthew O'Connor, producer Sci Fi
20082009
(61st)
[48]
Little Dorrit Anne Pivcevic and Rebecca Eaton, executive producers; Lisa Osborne, producer PBS
Generation Kill David Simon, Ed Burns, and George Faber, executive producers; Nina Kostroff Noble, co-executive producer; Andrea Calderwood, produced by HBO

2010sEdit

Year Program Producers Network
20092010
(62nd)
[49]
The Pacific Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, executive producers; Tony To, Graham Yost, Eugene Kelly, and Bruce C. McKenna, co-executive producer; Tim Van Patten, supervising producer; Cherylanne Martin, Todd London, and Steven Shareshian, producers HBO
Return to Cranford Kate Harwood, executive producer, BBC; Sue Birtwistle, producer, BBC PBS
20102011
(63rd)[50]
Downton Abbey (Season 1) Gareth Neame, Rebecca Eaton, and Julian Fellowes, executive producers; Tony To, Graham Yost, Eugene Kelly, and Bruce C. McKenna, co-executive producer; Nigel Marchant, producer; Liz Trubridge, series producer; PBS
Cinema Verite (TV Movie) Gavin Polone and Zanne Devine, executive producers; Karyn McCarthy, producer HBO
The Kennedys Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, Michael Prupas, Jamie Paul Rock, Joel Surnow, David McKillop, Dirk Hoogstra, Christine Shipton, and Tara Ellis, executive producers; Brian Gibson, supervising producer ReelzChannel
Mildred Pierce Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, John Wells, and Todd Haynes, executive producers; Ilene S. Landress, co-executive producer HBO
The Pillars of the Earth David A. Rosemont, Jonas Bauer, Tim Halkin, Michael Prupas, David W. Zucker, Rola Bauer, Ridley Scott, and Tony Scott, executive producers; John Ryan, producer Starz
Too Big to Fail (TV Movie) Curtis Hanson, Paula Weinstein, and Jeffrey Levine, executive producers; Carol Fenelon, co-executive producer; Ezra Swerdlow, producer HBO
20112012
(64th)[51]
Game Change (TV Movie) Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Jay Roach, executive producers; Danny Strong and Steven Shareshian, co-executive producers; Amy Sayres, producer HBO
American Horror Story Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto, executive producers FX
Hatfields & McCoys Leslie Greif, Nancy Dubuc, and Dirk Hoogstra, executive producers; Barry Berg, supervising producer; Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty, Herb Nanas, producer by; and Vlad Paunescu, producer History
Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie) Peter Kaufman, Trish Hofmann, James Gandolfini, Alexandra Ryan, and Barbara Turner, executive producers; Nancy Sanders and Mark Armstrong, co-executive producer HBO
Luther (Season 2) Phillippa Giles, executive producer; Katie Swinden, producer BBC America
Sherlock: "A Scandal in Belgravia" (TV Movie) Beryl Vertue, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Rebecca Eaton, and Bethan Jones, executive producers; Sue Vertue, producer PBS
20122013
(65th)[52]
Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) Jerry Weintraub, executive producer; Gregory Jacobs, Susan Ekins, and Michael Polaire, producers HBO
American Horror Story: Asylum Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, and Tim Minear, executive producers; Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Jessica Sharzer, and Bradley Buecker, co-executive producers; and Alexis Martin Woodall, producer FX
The Bible Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Richard Bedser, Nancy Dubuc, Dirk Hoogstra, Julian P. Hobbs, executive producers History
Phil Spector (TV Movie) Barry Levinson and David Mamet, executive producers; and Michael Hausman, producer HBO
Political Animals Greg Berlanti, Laurence Mark, and Sarah Caplan, executive producers; and Melissa Kellner Berman, co-executive producer USA
Top of the Lake (Season 1) Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Jane Campion, executive producers; and Philippa Campbell, producer Sundance Channel
20132014
(66th)
[53]
Fargo (Season 1) Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, and Geyer Kosinski, executive producers; John Cameron, co-executive producer; and Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev and Kim Todd, producers FX
American Horror Story: Coven Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, and Tim Minear, and Jennifer Salt, executive producers; Bradley Buecker, James Wong, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, co-executive producers; Alexis Martin Woodall, producer; and Joseph Incaprera, produced by FX
Bonnie & Clyde Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers; John Rice and Joe Batteer, co-executive producers; and David A. Rosemont, produced by Lifetime
Luther (Season 3) Phillippa Giles, executive producer; and Claire Bennett, producer BBC America
Treme (Season 4) David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, and Carolyn Strauss, executive producers; and Joseph Incaprera, produced by HBO
The White Queen John Griffin, Colin Callender, George Faber, Charles Pattinson, Philippa Gregory, Eurydice Gysel, and Jan Vrints, executive producers; Polly Hill, executive producer for BBC; and Gina Cronk, produced by Starz
20142015
(67th)
[54]
Olive Kitteridge Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Jane Anderson and Frances McDormand, executive producers; Steven Shareshian, co-executive producer; and David Coatsworth, producer HBO
American Crime (Season 1) John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald, executive producers; Julie Hébert, Stacy A. Littlejohn and Diana Son, co-executive producers; Keith Huff, supervising producer; and Lori-Etta Taub, produced by ABC
American Horror Story: Freak Show Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, Bradley Buecker and James Wong, executive producers; Jessica Sharzer, co-executive producer; Alexis Martin Woodall, producer; and Robert M. Williams, Jr., produced by FX
The Honorable Woman Greg Brenman, executive producer; Abi Bach, producer; and Hugo Blick, produced by SundanceTV
Wolf Hall Colin Callender, John Yorke, Polly Hill and Rebecca Eaton, executive producers; and Mark Pybus, producer PBS
20152016
(68th)
[55]
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski, executive producers; D. V. DeVincentis and Anthony Hemingway, co-executive producers; Alexis Martin Woodall and John Travolta, producers; and Chip Vucelich, produced by FX
American Crime (Season 2) John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald, executive producers; Julie Hébert, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and Diana Son, co-executive producers; Keith Huff, supervising producer; and Lori-Etta Taub, produced by ABC
Fargo (Season 2) Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, John Cameron, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Kim Todd, Chad Oakes, and Michael Frislev, producers FX
The Night Manager Stephen Garrett, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Susanne Bier, David Farr, John le Carré, Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Alexei Boltho, and William D. Johnson, executive producers; and Rob Bullock, producer AMC
Roots Barry Jossen, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Will Packer, Marc Toberoff, and Mark M. Wolper, executive producers; LeVar Burton, and Korin D. Huggins, co-executive producers; Ann Kindberg, producer; and Alissa M. Kantrow, produced by History
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Big Little Lies David E. Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, and Nathan Ross, executive producers; Barbara A. Hall, produced by HBO
Fargo (Season 3) Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, John Cameron, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, executive producers; Bob DeLaurentis, Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi, and Steve Blackman, co-executive producers; Monica Beletsky and Kim Todd, supervising producers, Leslie Cowan, Chad Oakes, Michael Frislev, and Regis Kimble, producers FX
Feud: Bette and Joan Ryan Murphy, Dede Gardner, Tim Minear, and Alexis Martin Woodall, executive producers; Chip Vucelich, co-executive producer; John J. Gray; supervising producer; Jaffe Cohen, Renee Tab, Michael Zam, Jessica Lange, and Susan Sarandon, producers
Genius Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Sam Sokolow, and Ken Biller, executive producers; Noah Pink, co-executive producer Nat Geo
The Night Of Steven Zaillian, Richard Price, and Jane Tranter, executive producers; Garrett Basch, co-executive producer; Scott Ferguson, produced by HBO

Total awards by networkEdit

Programs with multiple nominationsEdit

Totals include continuing series, but not sequels as is the case with Cranford and Return to Cranford, Roots and Roots: The Next Generations, and others.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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