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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

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This is a list of the winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Charlie Brooker,
Black Mirror: San Junipero (2017)
Website emmys.com

Contents

Winners and nominationsEdit

  indicates the winner

1970sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19741975
Adaptation
(27th) [1]
Clarence Darrow David W. Rintels NBC
QB VII "Parts 1 & 2" Edward Anhalt ABC
19741975
Original
(27th) [2]
Love Among the Ruins James Costigan ABC
Hustling Fay Kanin ABC
The Law Joel Oliansky and William Sackheim NBC
The Missiles of October Stanley R. Greenberg ABC
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Jerome Kass CBS
19751976
Adaptation
(28th) [3]
Fear on Trial David W. Rintels CBS
The Entertainer Jeanne Houston, James D. Houston, and John Korty NBC
Farewell to Manzanar Barry Beckerman
19751976
Original
(28th) [4]
Eleanor and Franklin James Costigan ABC
Babe Joanna Lee CBS
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case JP Miller NBC
The Night That Panicked America Nicholas Meyer and Anthony Wilson ABC
I Will Fight No More Forever Jeb Rosebrook and Theodore Strauss
19761977
Adaptation
(29th) [5]
Sybil Stewart Stern NBC
A Circle of Children Steve Gethers CBS
Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking Carol Sobieski PBS
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys John McGreevey NBC
The Man in the Iron Mask William Bast
19761977
Original
(29th) [6]
Tail Gunner Joe Lane Slate NBC
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Douglas Day Stewart and Joe Morgenstern ABC
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years James Costigan
Raid on Entebbe Barry Beckerman NBC
Victory at Entebbe Ernest Kinoy ABC
19771978
Adaptation
(30th) [7]
Mary White Caryl Ledner ABC
Actor Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee PBS
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Blanche Hanalis NBC
Verna: USO Girl Albert Innaurato PBS
The War Between the Tates Barbara Turner NBC
19771978
Original
(30th) [8]
The Last Tenant George Rubino ABC
Breaking Up Loring Mandel ABC
The Defection of Simas Kudirka Bruce Feldman CBS
The Gathering James Poe ABC
Something for Joey Jerry McNeely CBS
The Storyteller Richard Levinson and William Link
19781979
(31st) [9]
The Jericho Mile Michael Mann and Patrick J. Nolan ABC
Backstairs at the White House "Book One" Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov NBC
Friendly Fire Fay Kanin ABC
Roots: The Next Generations "Chapter 1 – 1880s" Ernest Kinoy
Summer of My German Soldier Jane-Howard Hammerstein NBC

1980sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19791980
(32nd) [10]
Off the Minnesota Strip David Chase ABC
Amber Waves Ken Trevey ABC
Attica James S. Henerson
Gideon's Trumpet David W. Rintels CBS
This Year's Blonde James Lee NBC
19801981
(33rd) [11]
Playing for Time Arthur Miller CBS
Bitter Harvest Richard Friedenberg NBC
Masada "Part IV" Joel Oliansky ABC
The Shadow Box Michael Cristofer
Shōgun "Part 5" Eric Bercovici NBC
19811982
(34th) [12]
Bill Corey Blechman and Barry Morrow CBS
Brideshead Revisited "Et in Arcadia Ego" John Mortimer PBS
Oppenheimer "Part 5" Peter Prince
Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend Oliver Hailey NBC
Skokie Ernest Kinoy CBS
19821983
(35th) [13]
Special Bulletin Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick NBC
The Executioner's Song Norman Mailer NBC
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby "Part 4" David Edgar Syndicated
Little Gloria... Happy at Last William Hanley NBC
Who Will Love My Children? Michael Bortman ABC
19831984
(36th) [14]
Something About Amelia William Hanley ABC
Adam Allan Leicht NBC
The Day After Edward Hume ABC
The Dollmaker Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter April Smith
19841985
(37th) [15]
Do You Remember Love Vickie Patik CBS
The Burning Bed Rose Leiman Goldemberg NBC
Fatal Vision John Gay
The Jewel in the Crown "Crossing the River" Ken Taylor PBS
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Gerald Green NBC
19851986
(38th) [16]
An Early Frost Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman, and Sherman Yellen NBC
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy David Butler PBS
Alex: The Life of a Child Carol Evan McKeand and Nigel McKeand ABC
Anne of Green Gables "Part 1" Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld PBS
Dress Gray "Part 1" Gore Vidal NBC
Love Is Never Silent Darlene Craviotto CBS
19861987
(39th) [17]
Promise Richard Friedenberg, Ken Blackwell, and Tennyson Flowers CBS
Escape from Sobibor Reginald Rose CBS
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder "Part 2" William Hanley NBC
Pack of Lies Hugh Whitemore CBS
A Year in the Life "The First Christmas" Joshua Brand and John Falsey NBC
19871988
(40th) [18]
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank William Hanley CBS
Baby M "Part 1" James Steven Sadwith ABC
Billionaire Boys Club "Part 1" Gy Waldron NBC
Foxfire Susan Cooper CBS
The Murder of Mary Phagan Jeffrey Lane and George Stevens Jr. NBC
19881989
(41st) [19]
Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Abby Mann, Robin Vote, and Ron Hutchinson HBO
I Know My First Name Is Steven JP Miller and Cynthia Whitcomb NBC
Lonesome Dove "Part I: Leaving" William D. Wittliff CBS
My Name Is Bill W. William G. Borchert
Roe vs. Wade Alison Cross NBC

1990sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19891990
(42nd) [20]
Andre's Mother Terrence McNally PBS
Caroline? Michael De Guzman CBS
The Final Days Hugh Whitemore ABC
The Incident Michael Norell and James Norell CBS
The Kennedys of Massachusetts William Hanley ABC
19901991
(43rd) [21]
House of Cards Andrew Davies PBS
Decoration Day Robert W. Lenski NBC
Paris Trout Pete Dexter Showtime
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan and Carol Sobieski CBS
Separate But Equal George Stevens Jr. ABC
19911992
(44th) [22]
I'll Fly Away "Pilot" Joshua Brand and John Falsey NBC
Broadway Bound Neil Simon ABC
Doing Time on Maple Drive James Duff Fox
Miss Rose White Anna Sandor NBC
Without Warning: The James Brady Story Robert Bolt HBO
19921993
(45th) [23]
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Jane Anderson HBO
Barbarians at the Gate Larry Gelbart HBO
Citizen Cohn David Franzoni
Family Pictures Jennifer Miller ABC
Stalin Paul Monash HBO
19931994
(46th) [24]
David's Mother Bob Randall CBS
And the Band Played On Arnold Schulman HBO
Breathing Lessons Robert W. Lenski CBS
Prime Suspect III Lynda La Plante PBS
Tales of the City Richard Kramer
19941995
(47th) [25]
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Alison Cross NBC
The Burning Season William Mastrosimone, Michael Tolkin, and Ron Hutchinson HBO
Citizen X Chris Gerolmo
Indictment: The McMartin Trial Abby Mann and Myra Mann
The Piano Lesson August Wilson CBS
19951996
(48th) [26]
Gulliver's Travels Simon Moore NBC
The Late Shift George Armitage and Bill Carter HBO
Pride and Prejudice Andrew Davies A&E
Truman Thomas Rickman HBO
The Tuskegee Airmen Paris Qualles, Trey Ellis, Ron Hutchinson, Robert W. Williams, and T. S. Cook
19961997
(49th) [27]
Old Man Horton Foote CBS
Crime of the Century William Nicholson HBO
Gotti Steve Shagan
Miss Evers' Boys Walter Bernstein
Weapons of Mass Distraction Larry Gelbart
19971998
(50th) [28]
Don King: Only in America Kario Salem HBO
From the Earth to the Moon "Apollo One" Graham Yost HBO
Gia Jay McInerney and Michael Cristofer
Merlin Edward Khmara, David Stevens, and Peter Barnes NBC
More Tales of the City Nicholas Wright Showtime
19981999
(51st) [29]
A Lesson Before Dying Ann Peacock HBO
The Baby Dance Jane Anderson Showtime
Dash and Lilly Jerrold L. Ludwig A&E
Pirates of Silicon Valley Martyn Burke TNT
The Rat Pack Kario Salem HBO

2000sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19992000
(52nd) [30]
The Corner David Mills and David Simon HBO
Cheaters John Stockwell HBO
Homicide: The Movie Tom Fontana, Eric Overmyer, and James Yoshimura NBC
If These Walls Could Talk 2 "1961" Jane Anderson HBO
RKO 281 John Logan
20002001
(53rd) [31]
Conspiracy Loring Mandel HBO
61* Hank Steinberg HBO
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Kirk Ellis ABC
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Robert Freedman
Wit Mike Nichols and Emma Thompson HBO
20012002
(54th) [32]
The Gathering Storm Larry Ramin and Hugh Whitemore HBO
Band of Brothers Erik Bork, E. Max Frye, Tom Hanks, Erik Jendresen, Bruce C. McKenna, John Orloff, and Graham Yost HBO
The Laramie Project Stephen Belber, Leigh Fondakowski, Amanda Gronich, Moisés Kaufman, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Kelli Simpkins, and Stephen Wangh
Path to War Daniel Giat
Shackleton Charles Sturridge A&E
20022003
(55th) [33]
Door to Door William H. Macy and Steven Schachter TNT
Hysterical Blindness Laura Cahill HBO
Live from Baghdad Richard Chapman, Timothy Sexton, John Patrick Shanley, and Robert Wiener
My House in Umbria Hugh Whitemore
Normal Jane Anderson
20032004
(56th) [34]
Angels in America Tony Kushner HBO
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Larry Gelbart HBO
Iron Jawed Angels Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Jennifer Friedes, Sally Robinson, and Raymond Singer
The Reagans Elizabeth Egloff, Jane Marchwood, and Tom Rickman Showtime
Something the Lord Made Robert Caswell and Peter Silverman HBO
20042005
(57th) [35]
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely HBO
The 4400 "Pilot" René Echevarria and Scott Peters USA
Empire Falls Richard Russo HBO
The Office Special Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant BBC America
Warm Springs Margaret Nagle HBO
20052006
(58th) [36]
The Girl in the Café Richard Curtis HBO
Bleak House Andrew Davies PBS
Elizabeth I Nigel Williams HBO
Flight 93 Nevin Schreiner A&E
Mrs. Harris Phyllis Nagy HBO
20062007
(59th) [37]
Prime Suspect: The Final Act Frank Deasy PBS
Broken Trail Alan Geoffrion AMC
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Daniel Giat HBO
Jane Eyre Sandy Welch PBS
The Starter Wife Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott USA
20072008
(60th) [38]
John Adams "Independence" Kirk Ellis HBO
Bernard and Doris Hugh Costello HBO
Cranford Heidi Thomas PBS
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant HBO
Recount Danny Strong
20082009
(61st) [39]
Little Dorrit Andrew Davies PBS
Generation Kill "Bomb in the Garden" Ed Burns and David Simon HBO
Grey Gardens Patricia Rozema and Michael Sucsy
Into the Storm Hugh Whitemore
Taking Chance Ross Katz and Michael Strobl

2010sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
20092010
(62nd) [40]
You Don't Know Jack Adam Mazer HBO
The Pacific "Home" Bruce C. McKenna and Robert Schenkkan HBO
"Iwo Jima" Michelle Ashford and Robert Schenkkan
The Special Relationship Peter Morgan
Temple Grandin William Merritt Johnson and Christopher Monger
20102011
(63rd) [41]
Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes PBS
Mildred Pierce Todd Haynes and Jonathan Raymond HBO
Sherlock "A Study in Pink" Steven Moffat PBS
Too Big to Fail Peter Gould HBO
Upstairs, Downstairs Heidi Thomas PBS
20112012
(64th) [42]
Game Change Danny Strong HBO
Hatfields & McCoys "Part 2" Bill Kerby, Ted Mann, and Ronald Parker History
The Hour Abi Morgan BBC America
Luther Neil Cross
Sherlock "A Scandal in Belgravia" Steven Moffat PBS
20122013
(65th) [43]
The Hour Abi Morgan BBC America
Behind the Candelabra Richard LaGravenese HBO
Parade's End Tom Stoppard
Phil Spector David Mamet
Top of the Lake Jane Campion and Gerard Lee Sundance Channel
20132014
(66th) [44]
Sherlock "His Last Vow" Steven Moffat PBS
American Horror Story: Coven "Bitchcraft" Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk FX
Fargo "The Crocodile's Dilemma" Noah Hawley
Luther Neil Cross BBC America
The Normal Heart Larry Kramer HBO
Treme "...To Miss New Orleans" David Simon and Eric Overmyer
20142015
(67th) [45]
Olive Kitteridge Jane Anderson HBO
American Crime "Episode One" John Ridley ABC
Bessie Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Horton Foote HBO
Hello Ladies: The Movie Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, and Lee Eisenberg
The Honourable Woman Hugo Blick SundanceTV
Wolf Hall Peter Straughan PBS
20152016
(68th) [46]
The People v. O. J. Simpson "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" D. V. DeVincentis FX
Fargo "Loplop" Bob DeLaurentis FX
"Palindrome" Noah Hawley
The Night Manager David Farr AMC
The People v. O. J. Simpson "From the Ashes of Tragedy" Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski FX
"The Race Card" Joe Robert Cole
20162017
(69th) [47]
Black Mirror "San Junipero" Charlie Brooker Netflix
Big Little Lies David E. Kelley HBO
Fargo "The Law of Vacant Places" Noah Hawley FX
Feud: Bette and Joan "And the Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963)" Ryan Murphy
"Pilot" Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, and Ryan Murphy
The Night Of "The Call of the Wild" Richard Price and Steven Zaillian HBO

Individuals with multiple awardsEdit

Individuals with multiple nominationsEdit

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