Feinberg Predictions: Which TV Movies Look Stronger in the Emmy Race

Feinberg Predictions: Which TV Movies Look Stronger in the Emmy Race


Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas (NBC)

Previous critical-proof Dolly Christmas specials were nominated in 2017, 2020 and 2021 (2021 won). Given his popularity (there’s a reason his name is in the title), this one, filmed in Dollywood with Willie Nelson among the guests, should also end up with a nom.

Prey (Hulu)

The fifth installment of Predator franchise, a $65 million prequel, debuted at Comic-Con, registered 93% on RT and attracted more views in its first three days than any Hulu offering ever en route to Best Picture nominations TV Critics Choice and Producers Guild.

Related stories

Reno 911!: It’s a wonderful shot (Comedy Central)

The same gang from the series that ended in 2009 are hoping their third spin-off film will be the second to get a nomination (after 2022 Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon). It’s a Christmas parody of It’s a wonderful lifewith Lieutenant Dangle as Jimmy Stewart.

Fire Island (Hulu)

This $10 million gay version of Pride and Prejudice stars Joel Kim Booster, who also wrote it. Released during Pride Month of 2022, it reached 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, earned a TV Producers Guild Best Movie nomination, and received a special ensemble tribute at the Gotham Awards.

Reality (HBO/Maximum)

Tina Satter’s directorial debut, starring Sydney Sweeney in her first film, is a verbatim reenactment of the FBI interrogation of leaker Reality Winner. It premiered at the Berlin Film Fest, has a perfect soundtrack, and was one of the last films to come out before the eligibility window closed.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku channel)

Daniel Radcliffe plays “Weird Al” Yankovic, who co-wrote, with director Eric Appel, this spoof musical biopic. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and won Best Made for TV Movie at the Critics Choice and Producers Guild Awards.

This story first appeared in an independent June issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, Click here to register now.