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Emmy race for best TV movie: Top contenders

May 26, 2010 |  9:33 am

HBO has had a stranglehold on this category over the last 17 years, winning 15 times, including the last six contests in a row. Now it competes with more entries than there are slots in the category: "A Dog Year," "Einstein & Eddington," "A Number," "The Special Relationship," Temple Grandin" and "You Don't Know Jack." Nominations will be announced on July 8, winners on Aug. 29.

The Special Relationship hbo

BEST TV MOVIES
(Front-runners)
"A Dog Year" (HBO)
"Georgia O'Keefe" (Lifetime)
"The Special Relationship" (HBO)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story" (Hallmark Hall of Fame production / CBS)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

(Possible)
"Amish Grace" (Lifetime Movie Network)
"Diary of Anne Frank" (PBS)
"Einstein & Eddington" (HBO)
"Endgame" ("Masterpiece," PBS)
"Jesse Stone: No Remorse" (CBS)
"A Number" (HBO)
"Who Is Clark Rockefeller?" (Lifetime)

Photo: Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair in "The Special Relationship." (HBO)

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Hey Tom, I totally agree with your picks of "Temple Grandin" and "You Don't Know Jack" great movies, but " A Dog Year?" are you crazy? The movie was shot 4 years ago as a theatrical feature, and never released. HBO premiered it on a Thursday night at 8pm, which it generally fills with reruns of “Entourage." Doesn't that tell you something?... I like Jeff Bridges just as much as everybody in Hollywood but not in this dog of a movie...sorry but not Emmy worthy. Also can't agree with your choice of "Georgia O'Keefe" (Lifetime) -it was like watching paint dry! Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons had NO chemistry/passion at all. From your possible list- "Amish Grace" and "Endgame" should move on to your Best list.


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