(Los Angeles) The Series Succession of HBO, which follows the pangs of a powerful family whose members plot and tear each other apart, arrived at the top of the race for the Emmy Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars for American television, on Tuesday, with 25 nominations in total.
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Winner in 2020, Succession will face in particular the South Korean series Squid Gamea dark and violent denunciation of the excesses of capitalism which has gone down in history as the first production in a language other than English to compete in the flagship category of drama series.
Netflix’s most-watched series to date features hundreds of characters from South Korea’s most marginalized fringes competing in children’s games like ‘one, two, three, sun’ to win a whopping sum of money. money, at the risk of being killed.
The competition promises to be tight in view of the trophy presentation on September 12 with heavyweights confirmed as Stranger Things, ozark and Better Call Saul.
After the health restrictions that forced Hollywood to close its film sets during the pandemic, productions are back to “an historic level” and the Academy Emmy Awards “received a record number of nominations this season”, said its director, Frank Scherma.
Comedy side, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), winner last year, takes the lead with 20 nominations. The series featuring an American football coach parachuted into an English football team will notably face it The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and barry. It will also take into account hacks and Only Murders in the Building who each received 17 nominations for this 74e editing.
For miniseries, it’s The White Lotus (HBO), a satire on the hypocrisy and superficiality among wealthy clients of a luxury hotel in Hawaii, which stands out with 20 nominations as well, including eight for its actors alone.
Zendaya and Reese Witherspoon
The main actor of Squid GameLee Jung-jæ, is in the running in the drama series category, alongside the stars of SuccessionBrian Cox and Jeremy Strong.
Among actresses, the young Zendaya, Hollywood darling for a few years and already crowned at the Emmys in 2020 for Euphoriais once again well placed to win, with Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as well as Reese Witherspoon, luckier than her co-star of The Morning Show Jennifer Aniston who did not qualify.
Another disappointment, the absence of Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Buildingcomedy series which will however be represented by its male colleagues Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Among the stars snubbed on Tuesday, observers of Hollywood politics also noted the absence in the miniseries category of Julia Roberts (Gaslit) and Jessica Chastain (Scenes from a Marriage), in favor of less established actresses, such as Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout) and Julia Garner (Inventing Anna).
Colin Firth (The Staircase), Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven), Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage) and Michael Keaton (dopesick) have passed the nominations and will compete on September 12 for the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries.
In total, it is the HBO channel and its HBO Max video-on-demand platform that win points during this nomination session, with 130 candidates against only 105 for its big competitor Netflix.