“Succession”, “Squid Game”, Dave Chappelle … What to remember from the nominations

It’s time to reward your favorite TV series. La série Succession de HBO, qui suit les affres d’une puissante famille dont les membres complotent et s’entre-déchirent, est arrivée ce mardi en tête de la course aux Emmy Awards, équivalents des Oscars pour la tricécélévision, 25 In total.

winner in 2020, Succession The South Korean series Squid Game in particular, will face a grim and violent indictment of the excesses of capitalism that went down in history as the first production in a language other than English to compete in the main category of drama series.

Netflix’s most watched series to date features hundreds of characters from South Korea’s most marginalized parties competing in children’s games like “One, Two, Three, Sun” to earn a huge amount of money, with the risk of getting killed.

Heavyweight collision

Competition is expected to be tight ahead of the awards ceremony on September 12 with heavyweights like Stranger Things, Ozark And the The best of Saul on demand.

After health restrictions forced Hollywood to shut down its movie sets during the pandemic, productions are back at a “historic level” and the Emmy Awards Academy “garnered a record number of nominations this season,” director Frank Sherma said.

comedy side Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), last year’s winner, is in first place with 20 nominations. The series that features an American soccer coach parachuting into an English soccer team will face it in particular The wonderful Mrs. Maisel And the Barry. Will also take into account hacks And the Only the murders in the building who each received 17 nominations for this 74th edition.

For the mini series, it is white lotus (HBO), a satire of hypocrisy and superficiality among the wealthy clients of a luxury hotel in Hawaii, which stands out with 20 nominations as well, including eight for its actors alone.

offer for women

main subject of squid gameLee Jung-jae, in the Drama Series, along with Stars SuccessionBrian Cox and Jeremy Strong. Colin Firth (the stairs), Andrew Garfield (under the sky banner), Oscar Isaac (Scenes from marriageand Michael KeatonDubisqueIt has passed the nominations stage and will compete on September 12 for the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.

Among the young actresses is Zendaya, a Hollywood sweetheart for a few years and already crowned at the Emmys in 2020 for tranceonce again well positioned to win, with Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Kill Eve) and also Reese Witherspoon, luckier than her co-star morning show Jennifer Aniston who did not qualify.

The latest nominations in the Directing, Screenplay, and Artistic categories show clear progress for women, who have traditionally been underrepresented in entertainment industry awards in these areas. Almost half of the directors selected this year are women, such as Amy Poehler for her documentary Lucy and Desi And the Lauren ScafariaNominated in the Leading Drama Series for “Caliphate”. There are also about 40% of women in the script nominations.


On the disappointing side, Selena Gomez’s absence from Only the murders in the building, a comedy series represented by his male co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short. Among the stars overlooked on Tuesday, watchers of Hollywood politics also noted the absence of the Julia Roberts mini-series category (Gaslitand Jessica ChastainScenes from marriage), in favor of lesser known actresses, such as Amanda Seyfried (leakageand Julia GarnerAnna’s creation).

serial YellowstoneMixing modern Western opera with serialization, star Kevin Costner amassed 11 million viewers to launch its fourth season. However, she left empty-handed with the nominations. Since its inception, the series has actually received little nomination, in a minor art category.

Voters may have been put off by the series’ overt conservative overtones or its broadcast on the relatively modest Paramount Network. popularity Yellowstone However, it continued to grow, especially among elites with progressive tendencies.

Chadwick Boseman nominated posthumously

Chadwick Boseman, the embodiment of the superhero on screen Black Panther From the Marvel saga, he died in August 2020 of colon cancer, a disease he never mentioned publicly. Last year, he missed a posthumous Oscar win Blues Ma Raini But Anthony Hopkins won in the end.

The 2022 Emmy Awards will likely be Hollywood’s last chance to award an award to this artist, who lent his voice to an animated version of Black Panther An episode of “What If…?” broadcast on Disney+.

Actress Jessica Walter (stunted development), who died in March 2021 at the age of 80, was also selected this year posthumously because she lent her voice to a character in the animated series. archer.

Barack Obama … a candidate

Hollywood Awards are always very innovative when it comes to nominating prestigious names and this group of Emmys is no exception. Among the nominees in the Narrative category are British wildlife documentary legend David Attenborough, and Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Most surprisingly, the 74th edition brings together in the same category former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in a documentary about black heroes in the American Civil War, and former President Barack Obama, who comments on a documentary series on national parks.

Barack Obama will have to wait for the ceremony on September 12 to see if he can add an Emmy on top of the Nobel Peace Prize and two Grammy Awards already crowned on his mantle.

Dave Chappelle was chosen despite the controversy

Comedian Dave Chappelle has sparked controversy in the United States for his jokes that were seen by some as contempt for transgender people, including on his show. the closest It aired last year on Netflix. The demonstrators in particular gathered in front of the headquarters of the video giant’s request, in Los Angeles, to denounce the statements of the comedian.

On the show, the stand-up star remarkably asserted that “the existence of this genre is a fact” and that his critics are “too sensitive.” Dave Chappelle, who is black, said, “In our country, you can shoot and kill a ‘man in black’, but don’t you dare offend a gay person. The Academy of Emmy Awards voters were clearly undeterred by this controversy and chose Dave Chappelle for the closest.

In total, it is HBO channel and its video-on-demand platform HBO Max that earns points during this nomination session, with 140 nominees versus just 105 for big rival Netflix.

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