Emmy Awards: Miniseries/TV movies/Limited series/Specialsby KSTLeo | created - 03 Oct 2017 | updated - 8 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, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.
16/89 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 20th 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 adapts his political epic about the AIDS 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, Romance
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. 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)
10. 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
11. 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
12. Elizabeth I (2005–2006)
TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
9/13 Won in 2006
13. 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
14. Big Little Lies (2017– )
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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
60 min | Drama
The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
7/16 Won in 1976
20. 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
21. 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)
22. Little Dorrit (2008)
420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term ... See full summary »
7/11 Won in 2009
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama
6/17 Won in 2009
27. 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
28. The Thorn Birds (1983)
460 min | Drama, Romance
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »
6/16 Nominated in 1983
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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.
33. 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
34. The Night Of (2016)
TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama
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
35. 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
36. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
5/12 Won in 2012
37. 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
38. 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
39. The Magnificent Yankee (1965 TV Movie)
5/8 Won in 1965
40. 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
41. 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
42. 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
43. 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
44. 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
45. The Adams Chronicles (1976)
50 min | Drama, History
Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »
4/20 Nominated in 1977 Nominated in 1976
46. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
- Nominated in 1970
- Best drama serie 1970
47. Broken Trail (2006)
Not Rated | 184 min | Western
A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming.
4/16 Nominated in 2007
48. Merlin (1998)
Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
4/15 Nominated in 1998
49. Cranford (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 469 min | Drama