Ian McKellen

It might be time to separate acting categories for movies and limited series

It might be time to separate acting categories for movies and limited series

You want another sign – besides your DVR being at full capacity – that there’s too much good TV right now?

Take a look at the number of actors vying for the lead Emmy in a limited series or movie this year. You could fill out a great ballot with just Englishmen. And a lot of voters probably will. If Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen join forces in “The Dresser” to do some of the best work in their distinguished careers, nobody’s going to deny them an invitation to the party. They’re knights, for heaven’s sake.

After restoring separate categories for movies and limited series two years ago, the Television Academy might...

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