"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" will compete in the limited series categories at this year's Emmy Awards. That means, it will go up against heavy hitters like HBO's "Big Little Lies" and FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan."
The Television Academy announced that producers of the Netflix revival petitioned to compete as a limited series rather than a drama series and two thirds of a nine-member panel agreed.
The Academy clarified that a limited series is "a program with two (2) or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes that tells a complete, non-recurring story and does not have an ongoing storyline and/or main characters in subsequent seasons."
"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" consisted of four 90-minute episodes that caught up with Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), and matriarch Emily (Kelly Bishop) nearly a decade after the events of the original series.
Now, Graham will vie for a nomination against Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman of "Big Little Lies," Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange of "Feud," and Sarah Paulson of "American Horror Story" (who won last year for "People vs. O.J. Simpson").
It's an interesting move for the show, since the drama series categories will be bit emptier this year with the absence of "Game of Thrones" (its next season does not premiere until July).