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Emmys 2015: Olive Kitteridge limited series winner

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Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge Frances O'Connor, The Missing Allison Tolman, Fargo Will…
Jojo Whilden

Olive Kitteridge, HBO’s sprawling domestic drama based on Elizabeth Strout’s book about an misanthropic New England schoolteacher, has won the Emmy for limited series.

Starring Frances McDormand in the title role, Olive Kitteridge beat out the macro-level crime drama American Crime, the macabre fantasia American Horror Story: Freak Show, the espionage thriller The Honorable Woman, and the historical pageant Wolf Hall.

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Olive Kitteridge earned 13 Emmy nominations overall, including Creative Arts Emmys.

Earlier this year, the TV academy updated its rules and changed “miniseries” to “limited series,” which are defined as “programs of two or more episodes … that tell a complete, non-recurring story, and do not have an ongoing storyline and/or main characters in subsequent seasons.”

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