(ats) Both productions topped the flagship drama category, with Marvel superheroes from “Wandavision” leading the way for Best Limited Series.
The dystopian “The Handmaid Scarlet” (21 nominations) and the first season of the comedy “Ted Lasso” (20 nominations) are also in pole position for the 73rd edition of the Emmy Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars for television.
The winners will be announced at an in-person ceremony scheduled for September 19 in Los Angeles, with “a limited audience”. Some form of return to normal: last year’s edition was broadcast from an empty theater, with the winners accepting their awards from home.
The arrival of the Covid-19 has forced the shootings to lower the curtain and upset the television production programs.
And the 25,000 TV Academy voters also spent months stranded at home, sifting through a small selection of series from their couch.
In its category, the series “The Crown”, which reacted to the heart of the British royal family, is therefore opposed to “The Mandalorian”, whose adorable “baby Yoda” has boosted subscriptions to the platform Disney + , but also “The Scarlet Handmaid” or the very popular “Chronicle of the Bridgertons”.
The three previous seasons of the globally successful royal series had also been nominated for Best Drama Series, but like all other Netflix productions, “The Crown” never won.
It could also offer awards to its main actors: Emma Corrin for her portrayal of Princess Diana, Josh O’Connor who plays Prince Charles, or Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
The category of the best limited series – productions that only have one season – will undoubtedly be the most contested: on the menu, a fight between the Marvel superhero saga “Wandavision”, a black and white sitcom accumulating kitsch references to the 1950s, “The Lady’s Game”, “Mare of Easttown” or the acclaimed “I May Destroy You”.