Was robbed: Lindsay Lohan’s “Liz & Dick.” Yup, kidding. “The Crimson Petal and the White” was a pungent gem.
LEAD ACTOR, MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO
Toby Jones, “The Girl,” HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End,” HBO
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector,” HBO
Will win: Douglas.
Should win: Douglas. He makes Liberace into more than caricature, resisting the temptation to go over the top. I admired Cumberbatch; the tragedy of the elegant “Parade’s End” plays out on his face. But yeah, Douglas, who gives one of the best turns of his career.
Was robbed: Dominic West and Ben Whishaw in “The Hour,” Chris O’Dowd in “The Crimson Petal and the White.”
LEAD ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter,” Showtime
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector,” HBO
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals,” USA
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake,” Sundance Channel
Will win: Moss will get a statue, especially since she’s unlikely to win for “Mad Men.”
Should win: And Moss should get a statue. She is both commanding and subtle as a pent-up detective, carrying the miniseries on her shoulders.
Was robbed: Rebecca Hall of “Parade’s End.”
Matthew Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.