Emmys 2017: Big Little Lies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alexander Skarsgard top limited series / other CarterMatt winners
Over the past month or so, CarterMatt readers from all over the world have been taking part in voting for our annual Emmy preview series, and the results are now in. Hundreds of thousands of votes were made across all categories, and we’re glad that so many people do still love these shows and love to celebrate them.
For the sake of this article, we’re here to share some of the results from the limited series and miscellaneous categorizes (for comedy and drama results, head over here). Overall, there was a nice turnout this time for readers, and that led to both interesting and surprising results depending on the category. We also think that there are some likely nominees among our reader picks this year.
Quick reminder – These aren’t official Emmy wins or even guarantees of nominations — they are just who our readers thought were the most worthy contenders.
Limited Series – Big Little Lies. It was a close vote, but the literary adaptation with its all-star cast took this one home with 39% over the 32% for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which you can argue barely qualifies for this anyway given that it has a built-in following already. (You could, however, make the same case about Sherlock.)
Actor, Limited Series – Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock. In speaking about the BBC series, Benedict had a dominating win here with 58%, well ahead of second-place finisher Ricky Gervais with 18%. Sometimes, races just aren’t that competitive, and kudos to the Cumberbatch fans for coming out hard to support him.
Actress, Limited Series – Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette & Joan. Sure, Lange wasn’t the only qualified nominee here, but after giving her best TV performance arguably ever as Joan Crawford, how do you argue against this? Even with the show getting some tough press courtesy of a lawsuit, she’s still a lock for a nomination.
Supporting Actor, Limited Series – Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies. He may have played a very-unlikable character in Perry, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he was brilliant every single second that he was on-screen as him.
Supporting Actress, Limited Series – Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies. A fairly dominant win for Woodley, and certainly not one we’re shocked to see her get given her fan following and also the fantastic performance she gave here. holding her own even surrounded by some serious acting titans.
Here are some of the miscellaneous winners now…
Reality Competition Show – Despite not having a season 2 on the horizon, CBS’ Hunted managed to snag a fairly decisive win with 56% of the total vote.
Reality Host – Gordon Ramsay’s victory here was not as dominant, but he did a good job of bringing in 45% in comparison to the 27% for Jeff Probst in second place.
Variety Talk Series – The Late Late Show with James Corden can carpool all the way around the winners’ circle with a victory here.
What do you think about the winners this year in these categories? Be sure to share in the attached comments and stay tuned for more. (Photo: Emmys.)