Emmy Awards: Miniseries/TV movies/Limited series/Specialsby KSTLeo | created - 03 Oct 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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1. American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.
16/94 Nominated in 2015 - Freak Show (5/19) Nominated in 2014 - Coven (4/17) Nominated in 2013 - Asylum (2/17) Nominated in 2012 (2/17)
2. American Crime Story (2016– )
TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.
16/40 Won in 2016 - The people v. O.J. Simpson (9/22) Won in 2018 - The assassination of Gianni Versace (7/18)
3. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.
15/69 Won in 2011
4. John Adams (2008)
TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
13/23 Won in 2008
5. Angels in America (2003)
TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Playwright Tony Kushner adapted his political epic about the A.I.D.S. crisis during the mid 1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.
11/21 Won in 2004
6. Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
203 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
11/17 Won in 1976
7. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
11/15 Won in 2013
8. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
- Best drama serie 1967
- Best drama serie 1968
- Nominated in 1969
9. Chernobyl (2019)
TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
10/19 Won in 2019
10. Sherlock (2010– )
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
9/39 Nominated in 2017 (TV movie) - The lying detective (0/4) Won in 2016 (TV movie) - The abominable bride (2/6) Nominated in 2014 (TV movie) - His last vow (7/12) Nominated in 2012 - A scandal in Belgravia (0/13)
11. Roots (1977)
TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
9/37 Won in 1977
12. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 110 min | Drama
Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
9/13 Won in 1974
13. Elizabeth I (2005)
TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mini-series about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
9/13 Won in 2006
14. The Pacific (2010)
TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.
8/24 Won in 2010
15. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.
8/16 Won in 2017
16. Holocaust (1978)
Not Rated | 475 min | Drama, History, Romance
The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.
8/15 Won in 1978
17. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
TV-14 | 239 min | Drama
A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
8/13 Won in 2015
18. Band of Brothers (2001)
TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
7/20 Won in 2002
19. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)
155 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
7/17 Won in 1977
20. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
60 min | Drama
The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
7/16 Won in 1976
21. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
7/15 Won in 2010
22. Prime Suspect (1991)
207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
7/13 Nominated in 2007 - Final act (3/4) Nominated in 2004 - #6: The last witness (0/3) Won in 1997 - #5: Errors of judgement (1/2) Won in 1994 - #3 (1/3) Won in 1993 - #2 (1/1)
23. Little Dorrit (2008)
420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison ... See full summary »
7/11 Won in 2009
24. Fargo (2014– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
6/52 Nominated in 2017 Nominated in 2016 Won in 2014
25. Lonesome Dove (1989)
TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
6/18 Nominated in 1989
26. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
6/17 Won in 2007
27. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama
6/17 Won in 2009
28. Columbo (1971–2003)
TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.
6/16 Won in 1974 Nominated in 1975
29. The Thorn Birds (1983)
460 min | Drama, Romance
In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful granddaughter of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?
6/16 Nominated in 1983
30. Door to Door (2002 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.
6/12 Won in 2003
31. Mildred Pierce (2011)
TV-MA | 336 min | Drama
Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.
5/21 Nominated in 2011
32. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.
5/16 Won in 2005
33. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance
Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.
34. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.
5/13 Nominated in 2001
35. The Night Of (2016)
TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
5/13 Nominated in 2017
36. Miss Evers' Boys (1997 TV Movie)
PG | 118 min | Drama, War
The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
5/12 Won in 1997
37. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
5/12 Won in 2012
38. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
5/11 Won in 1972
39. Gulliver's Travels (1996)
PG | 186 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa, and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.
5/11 Won in 1996
40. The Magnificent Yankee (1965 TV Movie)
5/8 Won in 1965
41. The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1974–1975)
90 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mini-series made up of four plays, each showing Benjamin Franklin at a different stage in his life. In each episode, Franklin is played by a different actor.
5/8 Won in 1975
42. Elizabeth R (1971– )
85 min | Biography, Drama, History
When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
5/7 Nominated in 1972
43. Promise (1986 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama, Family
When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »
5/7 Won in 1987
44. Macbeth (III) (1960 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama
Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.
5/5 Won in 1961
45. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
4/23 Nominated in 1976