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A Popped Emmys Special: Meet The Nominated Television Movies

Kay Ziegler | PopWrapped Author

Kay Ziegler

08/25/2014 2:24 pm
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The Emmys are upon us! Sometimes the categories can be confusing... like what's the difference between a television movie and a mini-series? Well I'm here to tell you: a television movie is different because it's just a one part extravaganza of film whereas a mini-series is usally a few episodes over a determined amount of time. In preparation for these awards, let's take a look at what's been nominated under the Television Movie catergory!

Killing Kennedy Based on the nonfiction best-seller under the same name, viewers are treated to the rise of JFK and the downfall of his nefarious assassin. This movie captures the triumphs and stumbles within the administration as well as the trials and tribulations of JFK's relationships. Ginnifer Goodwin, Rob Lowe, Michelle Trachtenberg, and William Rothhaar are just a few notable actors in this National Geographic Docudrama.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight This might come as a surprise, but Muhammad Ali was a draft dodger. During the Vietnam War, the famous boxer refused to report to his induction into the U.S. Military because of his religious beliefs. As with 'Killing Kennedy' this is also based on a nonfiction novel; this one by the script Howard Bingham and Max Wallace. This movie features Frank Langell, Ed Begley, Jr.Christopher Plummer, Benjamin Walker, and Danny Glover.

The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy created a heart-wrenching HBO movie about the AIDS epidemic. It showcased the fear and confusion brought about by this disease. No one knew what it was or how to cure it. Terror was rampant. Starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff , and William DeMeritt (among many others) this movie shows the importance of unification and love.

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) An unusual choice for this category, this is but one part to the 'Sherlock' series. However, it seems to be a stand-alone episode that focuses on one of Sherlock Holmes's most challenging case. Along with Benedict Comberbatch and Martin Freeman, Lars Mikkelsen, Una Stubbs, and Mark Gatiss star in this modern retelling of the Arthur Conan Doyle novel, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton.

The Trip to Bountiful This is a multi-generational film filled with heart and humor. Using flashbacks, viewers are treated to life lessons. Family, love, and the past are all important parts to living. Based on the award-winning play, this Lifetime films allows viewers to travel with memorable characters brought to life by Cicely Tyson, Clancy Brown Vanessa Williams, and Blair Underwood. Did you see any of these films? What did you think? Sound off below!

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