Succession at the top of the Emmy Awards race

(Los Angeles) The series successor HBO, which follows the torments of a powerful family whose members conspire and tear each other apart, topped the running for the Emmy Awards, American television’s equivalent of the Oscars, on Tuesday with a total of 25 nominations.

Updated yesterday at 2:17pm.

winner 2020, successor will face the South Korean series in particular Squid Gamea dark and brutal denunciation of the excesses of capitalism that made history as the first non-English production to compete in the flagship drama series category.

Netflix’s most-watched series to date sees hundreds of characters from South Korea’s most marginalized communities competing for a whopping sum of money at the risk of being killed in children’s games like One, Two, Three, Sun.

The competition promises to be tight given the September 12 trophy presentation, with the heavyweights confirmed stranger things, ozark and Better call Saul.


Lee Jung-jæ, main actor of Squid Game

After the health restrictions that forced Hollywood to close its film sets during the pandemic, productions are back at “historic levels” and the Academy of Emmy Awards “received a record number of nominations this season,” said its director Frank Scherma .

comedy site, Teddy Lasso (Apple TV+), last year’s winner, is in pole position with 20 nominations. The series, which features an American football coach who parachutes into an English football team, will take a special look at this The fabulous Mme Maisel and barry. It is also taken into account hacks and Only murders in the building each receiving 17 nominations for those 74e Editing.

For miniseries it is The White Lotus (HBO), a satire on the hypocrisy and superficiality among wealthy customers of a luxury hotel in Hawaii, which also stands out with 20 nominations, eight of them for its actors alone.

Zendaya and Reese Witherspoon


Zendaya a euphoria

The main actor of Squid GameLee Jung-jæ, is in the running alongside the stars of in the Drama Series category successorBrian Cox and Jeremy Strong.

Among the actresses is the young Zendaya, a Hollywood darling for several years and already crowned for the Emmys in 2020 euphoriaStarring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (kill Eve) as well as Reese Witherspoon, luckier than her co-star of The morning show Jennifer Aniston, who didn’t qualify.

Another disappointment is the absence of Selena Gomez Only murders in the buildingComedy series albeit represented by male counterparts Steve Martin and Martin Short.


Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez will be there Only murders in the building

Among the stars snubbed on Tuesday, Hollywood policy observers also noted the absence of Julia Roberts (gas lit) and Jessica Chastain (Scenes from a Marriage), in favor of less established actresses like Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout) and Julia Garner (invent Anna).

Colin Firth (The stairs), Andrew Garfield (Under the banner of heaven), Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage) and Michael Keaton (intoxicated) passed the nominations and will compete for the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries on September 12.

Overall, it’s the HBO channel and its video-on-demand platform HBO Max that scores with 140 nominees against just 105 for its major competitor Netflix in this nomination session.

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