‘Chernobyl’ vs. ‘When They See Us’: Who has the edge in this fierce Best Limited Series Emmy battle?

The Best Limited Series Emmy battle . has shaped up to be a two-horse race between HBO’s “Chernobyl” and Netflix’s “When They See Us,” both of which crashed the scene in the final month of eligibility (May) and were met with instant critical acclaim and an arousing audience response. “Chernobyl” racked up 19 nominations, the most for any limited series this year, and “When They See Us” earned 16. Both are grim fact-based dramas, undeniably timely, and have one writing and directing nom each, but where do they differ? The following five factors could end up tipping the scales in one’s or the other’s favor:

1. Best Casting win

Bearing in mind that TV movies and limited series used to compete in a joint category, the winners for Best Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special and for Best Limited Series have gone hand in hand since 2012. This would
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