The winners of the 74th Emmy Awards will probably be unveiled on Monday night time in downtown Los Angeles. Viewers can watch the ceremony on NBC or the streaming service Peacock, starting at 8 p.m. Jap time.
Kenan Thompson, the “Saturday Night time Stay” veteran, will assume internet hosting duties on the ceremony this yr, and can do his half to assist increase Emmy scores for a second consecutive yr. Final yr’s ceremony drew 7.4 million viewers, reversing a pattern of report low viewership totals.
The ceremony ought to look, kind of, typical: For the primary time since 2019, the ceremony will return to its conventional dwelling on the Microsoft Theater (The 2020 ceremony was principally digital, whereas final yr’s occasion came about inside a tent.)
Some parts of final yr’s ceremony will stay. Producers of the present instructed The Hollywood Reporter that they might be bringing again the Golden Globes-style dinner tables in lieu of getting nominees located in theater-style seating.
This can be probably the most aggressive yr on the Emmys up to now. Submissions for the drama, comedy and restricted classes had been all up considerably.
Even with the entire robust contenders, the highest two most-decorated networks will virtually actually be, as common, HBO and Netflix. After dozens of technical awards had been handed out final weekend on the Inventive Arts Emmys, HBO and its streaming app, HBO Max, have collected 26 Emmys to this point, main all networks. Netflix is in second place with 23 Emmys.
Exhibits eligible for this yr’s awards needed to premiere between June 2021 and Could 2022.
Right here’s extra of what to anticipate:
‘Succession’ Is the Drama Favourite
The whole lot seems to be lining up properly for “Succession.”
The HBO household dramedy, which gained greatest drama in 2020, garnered probably the most nominations of any present. Greater than half a dozen actors on the present are up for an award on Monday. And “Succession” gained for greatest forged in a drama on the Inventive Arts Emmys final weekend, usually a bellwether for the very best drama race. (5 of the final seven greatest drama winners additionally took greatest casting.)
However there are some attainable spoilers: “Squid Recreation,” Netflix’s South Korean blockbuster, and “Severance,” the Apple TV+ thriller.
If “Squid Recreation” pulls off an upset, it might be the primary overseas language program to seize a high present award. That might be a breakthrough as tv turns into extra international, and as American audiences are more and more receptive to sequence with subtitles. Netflix might actually use the excellent news: The streaming service has piled up subscriber losses by the primary half of the yr, and the standard of its programming slate has come into query.
If Apple’s dystopian office thriller, “Severance,” wins greatest drama it might proceed an awards present tear for the tech large. Apple TV+, which had its debut in November 2019, has already gained greatest comedy on the Emmys (final yr for “Ted Lasso”) and greatest image on the Oscars (“CODA”). And definitely a lot of the present’s actors — Adam Scott, John Turturro, Christopher Walken and Patricia Arquette — might pull off wins.
The Appearing Races Are Very Aggressive
Will Zendaya take dwelling one other greatest actress statuette for her position in “Euphoria”? Or can Laura Linney (“Ozark”), a four-time Emmy winner, or Melanie Lynskey, a first-time nominee for “Yellowjackets,” put a cease to it? Awards forecasters are torn.
Finest actress in a drama is only one of a lot of main appearing classes that look like large open this yr, giving a much-needed jolt to a ceremony that may usually be slightly too predictable.
One of the vital-watched races will probably be greatest actor in a drama. Jeremy Sturdy is vying for a second Emmy win for his position in “Succession.” He’s going through off in opposition to his castmate Brian Cox, who’s searching for his first Emmy win since he was honored for the 2000 TNT mini-series “Nuremberg.” Lee Jung-jae, who performed the protagonist in Netflix’s blood-splattered thriller “Squid Recreation,” can also be very a lot within the combine. If Jung-jae wins, he would be the first actor starring in a non-English sequence to take the prize.
Likewise, greatest actor in a comedy seems to be fiercely aggressive. Invoice Hader has gained twice earlier than for his position as successful man-turned-actor in HBO’s “Barry,” and he’ll face off in opposition to final yr’s winner — and a former “SNL” castmate — Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”). And a pair of comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Brief, are additionally within the hunt for his or her roles in “Solely Murders within the Constructing.” If Martin wins, it might be his first Emmy since 1969, when he gained for greatest writing for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”
Can a Community Present Really Win Finest Comedy?
On the one hand, it appears inevitable that “Ted Lasso,” the texture good Apple TV+ sports activities comedy, will repeat for excellent comedy. In spite of everything, when Emmy voters discover a present they like, they normally keep it up. (John Oliver’s HBO present has gained the very best discuss present class six years in a row.)
Nonetheless, as with the drama race, there are a pair of viable upset candidates: “Solely Murders within the Constructing,” the Hulu comedy a couple of homicide thriller in a swanky Manhattan condo constructing, and “Abbott Elementary,” the big-hearted ABC comedy a couple of group of elementary college lecturers. The second season of “Solely Murders” streamed in the course of the Emmy voting interval, retaining it contemporary within the minds of Emmy voters.
The Tv Critics Affiliation despatched a loud assertion final month when it named “Abbott Elementary” its program of the yr, with the present besting formidable contenders like “Succession” and “The White Lotus.” After which “Abbott” took the very best casting award for a comedy final weekend on the Inventive Arts Emmys. That’s a promising signal — the very best casting winner has taken the very best comedy award for seven consecutive years.
If “Abbott Elementary” does win, it might snap an extended dry spell for the published networks. The final community present to win greatest comedy was “Fashionable Household” eight years in the past. And if Quinta Brunson, a creator and star of “Abbott Elementary,” beats out final yr’s winner, Jean Good (“Hacks”), for greatest actress in a comedy, it might make her the primary community star to take the class since Melissa McCarthy gained it in 2011 for the CBS half-hour “Mike & Molly.” Brunson would even be the primary Black girl to seize the award since Isabel Sanford (“The Jeffersons”) gained in 1981.
‘The White Lotus’ Faces Off Towards ‘Dopesick’ in Finest Restricted Sequence
Final yr, Emmy producers made official what everybody already knew: The very best restricted sequence is now proper up there with greatest drama as probably the most prestigious award in tv. On the ceremony final yr, the restricted sequence award was the ultimate class offered, breaking from the same old custom of handing out the final statuettes to greatest drama.
Competing within the class this yr is one fully fictionalized sequence — the upstairs-downstairs dramedy “The White Lotus” — versus 4 sequence tailored from actual occasions: “The Dropout” (concerning the Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes); “Dopesick” (concerning the Sackler household and the opioid disaster); “Pam and Tommy” (concerning the intercourse tape); and “Inventing Anna” (a couple of real-life con artist).
“The White Lotus” overwhelmed its opponents by way of nominations — it landed 20, in a tie with “Ted Lasso” for second most of any present — and Emmy voters appeared enthralled with the actors on the sequence. A whopping eight performers, together with Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge, had been nominated for awards. “The White Lotus” may have good timing. The anthology’s second season premieres subsequent month, and will already be high of thoughts for Emmy voters.