Magazine article Variety

Limited Series but Extended Appeal

Magazine article Variety

Limited Series but Extended Appeal

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In the most significant rule change of the 72nd Golden Globes, the long-running miniseries or telepic category has morphed to address the hot new trend of limited series (i.e. anthology series that tell a complete story in a single season). That should make this year's competition extra star-studded and extra fierce. Among those we had to leave out: Starz's "The Missing" and Lifetime's "A Trip to Bountiful."

THE HONOURABLE WOMAN

(Sundance)

This engrossing BBC coproduction from writerdirector Hugo Blick would be a viable threat in any normal year, but this is not a normal year. Instead, the mini may have to be content with a nomination for star Maggie Gyllenhaal.

SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW

(PBS)

It's going to be a very busy season for Benedict Cumberbatch, and the praise for his film "The Imitation Game" can only help "Sherlock." Holmes is sure to make a strong case with the HFPA by submitting a single episode as a TV movie.

THE NORMAL HEART

(HBO)

This year's Emmy winner has an all-star cast (Mark Ruffalo is the only one in lead contention) and impeccable pedigree. Ironically, it's one of the heavyweights that might shove director Ryan Murphy's other baby ("American Horror Story") out of the running. …

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