Emmys 2017: Gilmore Girls to Compete in Limited Series Categories

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So much for Lauren Graham avoiding the kudos clusterfrak known as Emmy’s Best Actress in a Limited Series race.

A Netflix spokesperson confirms that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will compete in the Limited Series categories at the 2017 Emmys after the streamer filed a petition with the TV Academy. Emmy rules state that revivals — even ones only four installments long like Gilmore — should be treated as an ongoing series, which is why A Year in the Life was originally slotted in the Drama Series race.

The change means that Graham — who is widely considered the revival’s best shot at a nomination — will vie for one of the six Best Actress slots also being eyed by the leading ladies of HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s FEUD: Bette and Joan.

Nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmys will be announced July 13.

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