While putting together lists that showcase the best in television and film, Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series proved to be a confusing one to distinguish. The five-part Amazon Prime Video series felt like a limited series full of feature-length films, all of pristine quality. Was it a TV series? Do you rate the best parts of the anthology as films? It was confusing, and never really got resolved—some awards bodies nominated the anthology on the whole as a TV series, while others would nominate individual directors or parts of the series in film categories—John Boyega won a Supporting Actor Globe for his work on Small Axe. Throughout all of this, we weren’t thinking that the Primetime Emmys, which did a great job in the Limited Series category, would have slept on Small Axe. Makes you wonder how much TV the Emmys body took in, or what they ultimately felt about this critical darling of an anthology. —khal