Hollywood just couldn’t help itself in this election year, voting for HBO’s “Game Change” (about Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee) over and over again. Were it a normal year that might not be shocking, but in this year’s Emmy Awards the voters managed to snub Kevin Costner’s “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s” as well as “American Horror Story” and “Downton Abbey.” Any of the three of those is more deserving of an Emmy than the mostly panned “Game Change.”
Here’s how the Miniseries or Movie category went:
Outstanding Writing Miniseries or Movie: ‘Game Change’
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore ‘Game Change’
Directing Miniseries or Movie: ‘Game Change’
Lead Actor Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner ‘Hatfield’s & McCoy’s’
Best Miniseries or Movie: Game Change’
‘Hatfield’s & McCoy’s’ and “Downton Abbey” picked up Best Supporting Actors wins, but the overwhelming love for “Game Change” did a disservice to “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s,” which should have cleaned up the category.