Emmy announces nominees, ‘The Squid Game’ hopes to make history

The Emmy Award nominationsand will announce on Tuesday and the expectation is that “The Squid Game” become the first drama series of foreign language in competing for the so-called “Oscars of television”.

South Korean dystopian hit de Netflix competes for the most coveted awards on television with productions of the stature of HBO’s “Succession” while the small screen returns to its usual rhythm after months of paralysis due to the pandemic.

Nominations will be announced in a virtual ceremony broadcast live from 3:30 p.m. GMT. This will open the way to the voting process of the 74th edition of the Emmy awards, to be held on September 12.

– Has the “subtitle barrier” fallen? –

Three years ago the South Korean film “Parasite” won the Oscar for the best film, surpassing, in the words of its director Bong Joon-ho, “the subtitle barrier”.

Could the same thing happen this year with the television awards?

“The squid game”, the violent satire in which people marginalized by society compete in lethal adaptations of children’s games to earn money, he became in the most watched Netflix series of all time.

It’s wonderful,” said Pete Hammond, a columnist for the trade publication Deadline.

I’d be surprised if she doesn’t make it into the top three with the most nominations.”

Another Contender Filmed Mostly in Korean is “Pachinko”, the acclaimed Apple TV+ series.

Since 1973, an international Emmy award ceremony has been held, but so far no production in a language other than English had been cast in the prestigious ranking of dramatic productions.

– More drama and more comedy –

There are more dramas and comedies competing this year than in 2021, when the pandemic delayed production of many award-winning programs.

After skipping a year, the saga the winner 2020, “Succession”, about a powerful and treacherous family, is back; as well as the Netflix series “Ozark” and the production derived from AMC’s “Breaking Bad”, “Better Call Saul”.

In the comedy sector, they returned the success of Amazon Prime,The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, which is about a housewife 1950s-turned-comedian; and HBO’s “Barry.”

The productions must compete with the great winner of last year, “Ted Lasso”, which follows a football coach who moves to London to manage a football team, and with the acclaimed second season from “Hacks” by Jean Smart.

– Will “Yellowstone” be able to bind the voters? –

Meanwhile, it appears with an undeniable force the Wild West novel “Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner, that in the premiere of its fourth season it drew 11 million viewers.

But so far it has only earned one Emmy nomination, and in a technical category.

Voters may have lost enthusiasm due to the relatively small reach of your chain, Paramount, or because of his conservative leanings, although the program has improved his audience in the more liberal regions of the United States.

We’ll see if popularity plays a role in this year’s fight,” Hammond said.

“Then, ‘Yellowston’ will have its moment. It is seen everywhere, but it remains to be seen if it is seen by the Television Academy.

– Hulu with hopes –

HBO and Netflix tend to dominate Emmy nominations, but 2022 may be the year from hulu, the streaming network from Disney that only works in the United States and specializes in more adult content.

The creator of the hit drama “The Handmaid’s Tale“, which triumphed at the 2017 ceremony, has grown in production.

This year fight with the miniseries “Dopesick”, in which Michael Keaton plays a doctor in the middle of the opioid epidemic in the United States.

In the same category presents to “The Dropout, in which Amanda Seyfried embodies the fallen star biotech Elizabeth Holmes; and “Pam and Tommy”, about what the actress lived Pamela Anderson in the 1990s when a private video with sexual content was released.

The comedy “Only Murders in the Building”, starring Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short as an unlikely trio embarking on the world of the crime podcasts, it also ranks in Hulu’s bid to rack up more nominations.

– The close fight of the miniseries –

The miniseries category has gained more weight within of the Emmy Awards with the most competitive content year after year.

“The White Lotus”, the satirical look from HBO to the world of hypocrisy and wealth of a group of tourists visiting a luxurious hotel from Hawaii, achieved popularity; while Netflix disputes the line with the emotional production “Maid”, which talks about domestic abuse.

But despite the abundance of competitors, the fight in the field of miniseries traditionally open five stalls, unlike drama and comedy with eight.

They need to change the rules,” says Hammond.

It’s the strongest sector of the Emmy Awards, and this year is no exception.”