The resurgence in recent years of the Limited Series format -- brought about at first by Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story franchise on FX -- has seen it develop as the television genre of choice for some of the entertainment industry's biggest stars. As a result, at the Emmys and other awards the Limited Series acting categories (which make room for nominees for TV Movies as well) are now often the most exciting. Just consider the Emmy nominees this year in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Made-for-Television Movie, which includes Academy Award winners Jessica Lange (pictured top right), Susan Sarandon (top left), Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. As with the Drama Series and Comedy Series categories, there is no shortage of deserving programs and performers in this arena. But the oversights weren't as egregious as in the other two categories. What follows is the third and final installment in my three-part series looking at the Drama Series, Comedy Series and Limited Series and Movies categories. Who was left out? Who will win? Who should win? Who knows? And who can resist finding out when the Emmy Awards are televised this Sunday on CBS?
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