If Gold Derby’s predictions are true that “Sylvie’s Love
” will win the Emmy for Best TV Movie, it would be a first for Amazon Prime Video. Previously the streamer contended once in this category for “King Lear
” (2019), losing to Netflix
’s “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
.” The new telefilm stars Tessa Thompson
as Sylvie, a 1950s record store worker who has dreams of becoming a television producer. She soon falls in love with Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha
) and they begin a years-long, on-again/off-again relationship.
Director/producer Eugene Ashe
also wrote the film that originally had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. That’s where Amazon acquired distribution rights, eventually releasing in on December 23, just in time for the holidays. At the Critics Choice Awards, “Sylvie’s Love
” was nominated for Best TV Movie and Thompson for Best Actress. It also won the Image Award for Ashe for Best Director.