We have never seen as many TV series as in the past two years. In a market where cinema flounders and theaters struggle to fill up when Marvel blockbusters and theaters are not involved. Top Gun: Maverick on duty, streaming platforms proliferate and dominate. This is thanks to the laziness that we have dragged with us from the pandemic, but also to the hyperquality to which television productions have accustomed us: which makes the predictions for the 74th Emmy Awards particularly hard to guess. The ceremony, staged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles the night between 12 and 13 September and visible in Italy in simulcast on Sky Atlantic and Sky Uno as well as streaming on NOW starting at 0.30 – the actual ceremony, however, begins at 2 am -, it could, in fact, reserve some surprises, especially as regards the heaviest category of the evening, namely that of the best drama series. For someone the Emmy will go to Successionthe wonderful HBO series dedicated to the Logan family saga is now in its third season, while for someone else that Emmy will go to Squid Gamethe revelation series of 2021 that could make history: if the Netflix series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk wins the award, it would, in fact, be the first non-English title to triumph at the Emmys, replicating the miracle that occurred at the Oscars with Parasite in 2020.
To creep in arrogance between Squid Game And Succession it is, however, also Splitting, the incredible Apple TV + series directed by Ben Stiller but unfairly underestimated in Italy which, quietly, could parade the Emmy to competitors from under the eyes, pointing out that popular saying according to which, between the two litigants, it is always the third to enjoy it . On the front of the comedy series, on the other hand, it could be that to make it for the second consecutive year Ted Lassothe delightful Apple TV + series dedicated to a coach who knows nothing about football – Jason Sudeikis, who already has the Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in his pocket – but who is a healthy bringer of optimism and vitality. More than one American newspaper agreed is the triumph of Lee Jung-jae Best Lead Actor for Squid Game, although Brian Cox’s Succession and especially, Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saulnow in its last season, I’m there to gufargliela. Among the miniseries, our wildest cheering goes, instead, to The White Lotus, series visible in Italy on Sky that has overcome the problem of Covid restrictions by concentrating the action in a luxury resort and its hateful guests – for the record, the second season, which will arrive in autumn, was shot in Sicily, and promises sparks -. Let’s go back, however, to the actors: among the favorites we find once again Jean Smart as best actress of a comedy for Hacks – still unpublished in Italy -; Zendaya as Best Actress in a Drama Series for Euphoria – an award that Zendaya has already collected in 2020, becoming the youngest actress to win in the history of the Emmys – although to undermine her is Melanie Lynskey for Yellowjackets – Showtime series about the lives of four teenagers who survived a plane crash -; Michael Keaton as Best Actor in a Miniseries for Dopesick – series visible on Disney + about opioid addiction in the USA – and Amanda Seyfried as Best Actress in a Miniseries for The Dropout – series about the fall from grace of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos -.
It is not, however, over here, given that the Emmy categories are kilometers long and the more than 20 thousand voters have more than a cat to eat to reward the effort of the most deserving. How Kieran Culkinlikely Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Succession; or Brett Goldstein for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Ted Lasso; or, again, Hannah Waddingham as best supporting actress in a comedy ever for Ted Lasso. However it goes, it seems for certain that we will see on the Emmy stage Succession – with 25 nominations do you want me not to take home at least half of them? -, Squid Game And Ted Lasso, that is the most quoted series and more or less pushed by everyone. We trust, as we wrote before, but also in Split – see it, you will not regret it -, and in Stranger Thingswhich could take home the technical awards even if the failure to nominate some members of the cast – in particular Sadie Sink, that is the red Max -, has angered fans of the series, frightened by Vecna and anxious to attend the grand finale still being written. The thing that penalizes the Italian public is the fact that many of the series that reach the final candidacy in our country have not yet come out. There are, for example, those who bet on Abbot Elementary – series that follows the first-person story of a black teacher in a suburban Philadelphia school – in the comedy category, including its creator and protagonist Quinta Brunson who, if she wins all three Emmys for which she competes, would be the first African American artist to win the prize.