A few hours before the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where the Emmy Award, the awards of American TV that in recent years have increasingly become the standard of success for series at an international level, the American media are refining their forecasts. With the boom in platforms and the pandemic lockdown, seriality has grabbed a pivotal role in the media and entertainment industry and the Emmy award ceremony is now as expected as that of the Oscars. Not just in the United States. On social networks, including Italians, you cheer on your favorites as you express your disappointment at the lack of nominations, see Sadie Sink from Stranger Things (the red Max so central for the fourth season). On the other hand, the Netflix series swept up in the technical categories a week ago with five awards including stunt, sound editing, sound mixing, music supervision and prosthetic makeup.
Emmy, where and when to see the evening live
The night between Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September, from 3am simultaneously on Sky Uno and Sky Atlantic and streaming on Now, the live broadcast of the 74th edition of the Emmy Awards will also be available on demand. The evening will be accompanied in the studio by the conducting of Federico Chiariniwith connections from Los Angeles and guests.
Emmy Predictions: Will Squid Game Make History?
In recent days the odds of the Korean series have risen Squid Game, the first non-English title to be nominated. That if it were to win Best Drama Series it would become the new Parasite, the Korean film that triumphed at the Oscars in 2020 by holding the record for the first film to win the top prize despite not being shot in English. If it does not make it as best drama series it could win as best director that is Hwang Dong-hyunk or as best actor with Lee Jung-jae even if the predictions actually give as a winner Bob Odenkirk for his farewell to the triple character of Better call Saul. Hwang Dong-hyuk’s series made history by establishing itself around the world with its creepy trending masks, children’s games that turn out to be deadly traps and the crisis of a society based on the race for success – intercepting the curiosity of millions. of spectators around the world.
Succession, 25 nominations: how many prizes will it win?
Of the eight titles nominated for Best Drama Series (Better call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Split, Stranger Things, Squid Game, Succession, Yellowjackets) the saga about the family of media tycoon Logan Roy with its 25 nominations is the one who in theory has the most chance of winning. In theory, because a very high number of nominations does not automatically equate to being favorites. Yet the bookmakers continue to give it as a winner. A success that has grown over time from the first to this third season – a fourth is already in the works – which saw him grab two Emmys in the first season and seven in the second.
Tedd Lasso or Abbot Elementary
With twenty nominations for the hopelessly optimistic series Ted Lasso from Jason Sudeikis (Apple tv +), already the winner of the last edition, and the twenty for the dark comedy series The White Lotus, the Emmys photograph a need for escapism. In times of a global pandemic, audiences took a breath of fresh air through the stories of the American college football coach who was hurled to England to coach a professional football team and traveled to the luxury Hawaiian resort of White Lotus, whose second season was shot in Sicily. The bookmakers give a winner Ted Lasso but not far away there is also the unreleased school sitcom in Italy Abbot Elementarywhich with an eye on The Office tells the school from the point of view of a black teacher in an institute on the outskirts of Philadelphia. The actress Quinta Brunson made history: her three nominations (including comedy series and screenplay) are a record for an African-American artist and she could win another if she wins in any of the three categories. To date only Winifred Hervey she won as an African American producer way back in 1987 for The golden girls. The Emmy for the script according to the odds should be from him.
The miniseries from Emmy
There are only five candidate miniseries: Dopesick, The Dropout, Inventing Anna, Pam & Tommy And The white lotus, but for the American media the favorites are two. The series with Amanda Seyfried which tells the true story of Elisabeth Holmesa Harvard student who dropped out of chemical engineering in 2003 to found Theranos, a company based on a machine and an app that allowed accurate clinical examinations with a very small amount of blood, actually a huge scam (The Dropout, in Italy on Disney +). The actress could also check the other colleagues. The other miniseries that could point to Emmy is dark comedy White lotusset in a Hawaiian luxury resort.
The actors in the running for the Emmys
On the dramatic series actors front in addition to the patriarch of Succession interpreted by Brian Cox the name of Lee Jung-jae from Squid Game who in recent weeks has earned points compared to colleagues. For the comedy category, the race seems to be between Bill Hader for Barry (the third season still unreleased in Italy should arrive on Sky in autumn) e Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso. Barry, a former marine turned low-cost killer in Los Angeles torn between his daily life as a criminal and his passion for acting. Exhilarating. As for the miniseries it seems that Michael Keaton as Dr. Finnix, the doctor of a mining community who prescribes addictive drugs, in The Dopesick be the favorite. She undermines him though Sebastian Stan who interprets Tommy Lee in the miniseries Pam & Tommy about the love story and the stolen videotape of Pamela Anderson and the drummer of Motley Crue.
The actresses in the running for the Emmys
The young diva Zendaya two years ago she broke the record for the youngest actress to win an Emmy as a star and already at the nominations she achieved another record as the youngest producer nominated, 25, for Euphoria. The series that tells American teenagers between drug addiction and depression, cyberbullying and social obsession, sex and violence has grossed sixteen nominations, two for Zendaya who also signed the songs. And she could make her do the double. But many American observers would like the Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress to go to Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets, the series available on Now that tells the consequences of a plane crash on a group of female soccer players abandoned for months to themselves. On the comedy front, the favorite is Jean Smartalready a winner last year (4 Emmys in her long career) for comedy Hacksshe is the favorite but who knows if she doesn’t return to the stage instead Rachel Brosnahan for The wonderful Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) or Elle FanningCatherine of Russia in The Great or again Kaley Cuoco for the thriller in comedy form The flight attendant.