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With no previous writing winners in contention for Best Movie/Miniseries Writing, it's harder than ever to predict the frontrunner in this race. Of the nominated screenwriters this year, only Ted Mann, co-writer of "Hatfields & McCoys," has an Emmy on his mantel, but that was in the Best Drama Series race for "NYPD Blue" (1995) and not an individual achievement. Mann's two co-writers for the History miniseries -- Bill Kerby and Ronald Parker -- each celebrate their first Emmy nominations. Perhaps the most well-known Movie/Mini scriptwriter is Danny Strong ("Game Change"). Besides a failed bid in this same category in 2008 for "Recount," Strong is an actor whose many TV appearances have included "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls," "Mad Men" and "Grey's Anatomy." As "Game Change" is expected to prevail for Best Movie/Miniseries, that could give »


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