As of this writing, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the AP is reporting that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted “Squid Game,” the first non-English language series to compete for television’s biggest award, has a historic adversary in “Succession,” the satirical drama about the affluent and cruel.
South Korean-set “Squid Game,” which depicts the destitute as game pieces in a merciless competition, was nominated for outstanding drama at the September Emmy Awards. At the most recent Emmys, in 2020, “Succession” won eight honors, including best drama.
Comedy series “Ted Lasso” was the most nominated and may win the award for best comedy series again this year, as Academy voters were unfazed by its second season’s shift into a more emotional and somber territory.
“The White Lotus,” an anthology dramedy set in a tropical resort, garnered 20 nominations; “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building” both received 17 nods; and “Euphoria,” a teenage dysfunction drama, received 16 nods. Zendaya, who was named best actress at the 2020 Oscars, was nominated for the honor again.
Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, Succession, and Yellowjackets are the candidates for best drama series.
Abbott Elementary, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hacks, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, and What We Do in the Shadows are among the nominations for best comedy series.
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary,” Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant,” Elle Fanning, “The Great,” Issa Rae, “Insecure,” and Jean Smart, “Hacks” are among the contenders for the award for best actress in a comedic series.
These actors have all been in comedic shows, including “Atlanta” nominations Donald Glover, “Bill Hader,” “The Great,” “The Great,” and “Ted Lasso” contenders Jason Sudeikis, “Steve Martin,” and “Only Murders in the Building” star Martin Short.
“Ozark” actor Jason Bateman, “Succession” actor Brian Cox, “Succession” actor Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game” actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Adam Scott (Severance)
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve,” Laura Linney, “Ozark,” Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets,” Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve,” Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show,” and Zendaya, “Euphoria” are the nominees for best actress in a drama series at the Emmys.
“Dopesick,” “The Dropout,” “Inventing Anna,” “The White Lotus,” and “Pam & Tommy” are among the candidates for limited series.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” are among the shows nominated for best variety talk series awards.
There were a record amount of submissions for the nominations, according to Television Academy President Frank Scherm, which indicates that series production is back to normal after being severely curtailed due to the epidemic.
In the past, broadcast and cable networks controlled the Emmys, but the emergence of streaming services has altered the dynamic—and potentially even the awards—in some respects. With an eye on the worldwide market, Netflix’s “Squid Game” has been nominated for an Emmy.
Since “The Crown,” which won the most Drama Desk Honors in 2021, wasn’t shown within the qualifying period, it won’t be eligible for the awards this year.
The Emmy Awards will be held on September 12th on NBC, with a host to be chosen soon.