...the rapidly shifting shape of television is
forcing an evolution in what, and who, is being recognized. The Limited
Series/TV Movie categories are dominated this year by The People v.
O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX’s historical depiction that pays
special attention to the complex racial and gender dynamics of the "trial of
the century”; other major players include American Crime, John
Ridley’s provocative tapestry of intolerance in contemporary American life, and Roots,
the urgent update on the classic 1977 miniseries. Over on the half-hour side,
five of the seven nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series—Transparent, Black-ish, Veep, Unbreakable
Kimmy Schmidt, and Master of None—center on either women, LGBTQ
people or people of color.