Lauren Graham

Epic Emmys feud: 'Bette and Joan' or 'Big Little Lies'?

Epic Emmys feud: 'Bette and Joan' or 'Big Little Lies'?

In each of the last two years, a standout limited series — HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” last September — have steamrolled through that category’s top prizes.

That’s not going to happen this year as the two most celebrated limited series — FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” — are powered by women. Neither has a lead actor in the running, though both offer plenty of choices in the supporting categories. (I’d suggest Alfred Molina’s sharp portrayal of beleaguered director Robert Aldrich in “Feud” and Alexander Skarsgard’s richly nuanced work as the abusive husband on “Big Little Lies.”)

But even if...

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