2024 Emmys Best TV Movie Predictions

Emmys: TV Movie – Amazon’s ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ Brings LGBTQ Themes and Representation to the Lineup
Emmys: TV Movie – Amazon’s ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ Brings LGBTQ Themes and Representation to the Lineup

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2024 Emmy Predictions:
Outstanding Television Movie

The Caine Mutiny
The Caine Mutiny

Weekly Commentary (Updated: May 2, 2024): The “TV movie” isn’t what it used to be.

The landscape of TV movies has evolved significantly. What was once the predominant format for prestigious television has now been overshadowed by limited series for the past two decades. Nonetheless, critically acclaimed films across various genres will play a significant role in this year’s race and showcase high-quality filmmaking worth celebrating.

Three of the five PGA-nominated films in the best-streamed or televised movie category are eligible and poised as strong contenders for recognition. A standout among these is Matthew López’s romantic comedy “Red, White & Royal Blue” from Prime Video, which showcases star-making turns from Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine.

In recent years, winners in this category, such as “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” and “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” have tended towards comedic themes. However, following Hulu’s “Fire Island” last year, another highly entertaining LGBTQ feature that narrowly missed securing the win, the Amazon film may offer the right balance of dramatic depth and prestige to make a notable impact in this competitive field.

The industry welcomed Tony Shalhoub’s return in his iconic role as Adrian Monk, garnering a positive reception. This positions Peacock’s original “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” as a notable force.

“Quiz Lady,” directed by Jessica Yu and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023, is supported by Hulu. This film boasts major stars like Awkwafina and Sandra Oh, who also serve as producers alongside Will Ferrell, generating significant buzz.

Read: All Primetime Emmy predictions in every category on Variety’s Awards Circuit.

And the Predicted Nominees Are




Red, White and Royal Blue” (Prime Video)


Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” (Peacock)


Scoop” (Netflix)


Quiz Lady” (Hulu)


The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” (Paramount+)

Next in Line




Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story” (Netflix)


Finestkind” (Paramount+)


Música” (Prime Video)


No One Will Save You” (Hulu)


First Time Female Director” (The Roku Channel)

Also In Contention




Heist 88” (Showtime)


Vacation Friends 2” (Hulu)


Genie” (Peacock)


Role Play” (Prime Video)


Upgraded” (Prime Video)


Totally Killer” (Prime Video)


Shooting Stars” (Peacock)


Dashing Through the Snow” (Disney+)


Good Burger 2” (Paramount+)


World’s Best” (Disney+)

Eligible Titles (Television Movie)

Eligible Titles (Television Movie)
Eligible Titles (Television Movie)

**The list below is not complete and have been confirmed as officially submitted. All information is subject to change. Grouped by network that airs each series.

  • “Dashing Through the Snow” (Disney+)

  • “World’s Best” (Disney+)

  • “EXMas” (Freevee)

  • “Puppy Love” (Freevee)

  • “No One Will Save You” (Hulu)

  • “Quiz Lady” (Hulu)

  • “Self Reliance” (Hulu)

  • “Vacation Friends 2” (Hulu)

  • “The Great Lillian Hall” (Max)

  • “Scoop” (Netflix)

  • “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story” (Netflix)

  • “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” (Paramount+)

  • “Good Burger 2” (Paramount+)

  • “Finestkind” (Paramount+)

  • “Little Wing” (Paramount+)

  • “Love in Taipei” (Paramount+)

  • “Pet Semetary: Bloodlines” (Paramount+)

  • “The Tiger’s Apprentice” (Paramount+)

  • “Zoey 102” (Paramount+)

  • “Bosco” (Peacock)

  • “Genie” (Peacock)

  • “If You Were the Last” (Peacock)

  • “Megamind vs. the Doom Syndicate” (Peacock)

  • “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie” (Peacock)

  • “Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain” (Peacock)

  • “Shooting Stars” (Peacock)

  • “Música” (Prime Video)

  • “Red, White and Royal Blue” (Prime Video)

  • “Ricky Stanicky” (Prime Video)

  • “Role Play” (Prime Video)

  • “Totally Killer” (Prime Video)

  • “The UnderDoggs” (Prime Video)

  • “Upgraded” (Prime Video)

  • “First Time Female Director” (The Roku Channel)

  • “How to Fall in Love by the Holidays” (The Roku Channel)

  • “Heist 88” (Showtime)

More Information (Television Movie)

More Information (Television Movie)
More Information (Television Movie)

2023 category winner: “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” (The Roku Channel) — Henry R. Muñoz III, Neil Shah and Zachary Halley, executive producers; Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Max Silva, Al Yankovic and Eric Appel, produced by

2024 Emmy Awards Calendar and Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Eligibility period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

  • Feb. 29: Submissions open

  • May 9: Deadline for programs that identify as Primetime programming to upload all entry materials.

  • June 13: Nominations-round voting begins

  • June 24: Nominations-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PT

  • June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten rounds panels (if applicable)

  • July 17: Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.

  • July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

  • August 5: Find-round videos available for viewing.

  • August 15: Final-round voting begins.

  • August 26: Final-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PST.

  • Sept. 7-8: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

  • Sunday, Sept. 15: 76th Primetime Emmy Awards to air on ABC.

Emmy Awards Predictions




Drama Series

Comedy Series

Limited or Anthology Series

Lead Actor (Drama)

Lead Actor (Comedy)

Lead Actor (Limited, Movie)

Lead Actress (Drama)

Lead Actress (Comedy)

Lead Actress (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actor (Drama)

Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Supporting Actor (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actress (Drama)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Supporting Actress (Limited, Movie)

Directing (Drama)

Directing (Comedy)

Directing (Limited, Movie)

Writing (Drama)

Writing (Comedy)

Writing (Limited, Movie)

Guest Actor (Drama)

Guest Actor (Comedy)

Television Movie

Guest Actress (Drama)

Guest Actress (Comedy)

Casting (Limited, Movie)

Casting (Drama)

Casting (Comedy)

Other Awards Predictions

Talk Series

Reality Competition Program

Animated Program

Scripted Variety

Game Show

Character Voice-Over Performance

Variety Special (Live)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program


Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Structured Reality

Documentary (Series)

Directing (Series, Special)

Unstructured Reality

Documentary (Special)

Writing (Series, Special)

Directing (Reality Program)

Hosted Nonfiction (Series or Special)

Music (Limited, Movie, Special, Series, Documentary, Direction, Theme Music, Lyrics, Supervision)

Main Title Design

Writing (Nonfiction)

Short Form Series

Short Form (Actor/Actress)

Exceptional Merit

About the Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, commonly known as the Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Established in 1949, these celebrate outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The Emmys are categorized into three divisions: the Primetime Emmy Awards for performance and production excellence, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognizing achievements in artistry and craftsmanship, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor significant engineering and technological advancements. The eligibility period typically extends from June 1 to May 31 each year. The Television Academy, which hosts the Emmys, consists of over 20,000 members across 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.

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