The Comey Rule

Outstanding Limited Series


Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this two-part event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

For Your Consideration 

Outstanding Limited Series

Executive Producers: Shane Salerno, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Billy Ray
Co-Executive Producers: Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Aaron Baiers
Produced by: Terry Gould
Producer: Cari-Esta Albert
Co-Producer: Geoggrey Hemwall

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series

Billy Ray, Director

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series

Sharon Bialy, CSA, Casting Director

Gohar Gazazyan, CSA, Casting Director

Sherry Thomas, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Cinematography

Elliot Davis, Director of Photography

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

Anne Dixon, Costume Designer

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling

Michelle Cote, Hair Department Head

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup

Craig Ryan French, Makeup Department Head

Outstanding Production Design

Christopher Brown, Production Designer

Mun Ying Kwun, Art Director

Rudy Braun, Art Director

Patricia Cuccia, Set Decorator

Outstanding Editing

Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Editor

Outstanding Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Outstanding Writing

Based on the book “A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey

Written by Billy Ray


“…the most important drama in a year that clearly has had no shortage of drama.”

– Deadline

“one of the 21 most important political tv series of all time”

– The Wrap

“The most anticipated limited series of the fall”

– Decider

“Definitely entertaining”

– Rolling Stone


Jeff Daniels

as James Comey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series

…a perfectly cast Jeff Daniels…

– Indiewire

Daniels is inspired casting… he captures his character’s starched righteousness wholly.

– New York Times

Brendan Gleeson

as Donald J. Trump

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series

Played with a growly, lion-like intensity by the great Brendan Gleeson, Trump is a man that undoes Comey’s belief in codes and norms, makes him squirm.

– Rolling Stone

Gleeson, wearing tangerine-tinted makeup and a perpetual scowl, channels the president’s body language and the cadence of his voice, right down to his frequent loud inhalations and sniffles. He becomes the man without ever slipping into caricature.

– Vulture

Holly Hunter

as Sally Yates

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series

Jennifer Ehle

as Patrice Comey

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series


Episode 1 | “Night One”

James Comey interviews with President Obama and gets the job of a lifetime, Director of the FBI. But the Bureau is plunged into two hugely controversial cases that will alter both his place in history and history itself. Series Premiere.

Episode 1 | “Night Two”

James Comey awakens on 11/9/2016 as “the man who got Donald Trump elected.” It becomes clear that Trump wants to use Comey, the Bureau, and the Department of Justice for his own political aims – forcing these two men on a collision course. Series Finale.