Once upon a time, hit series dutifully premiered every fall. That means you can expect dramas like ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘ER’ or home comedies like ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’ to be contested year after year for a long time. I will do it.
But now, prestige series tend to operate on their own timetables, skipping years (or more) between seasons. Throw in a pandemic that disrupted production schedules, and forgive viewers for not keeping track of what’s eligible from year to year. When scorecard.
Take “Barry” and “Atlanta” (both entered as comedies), for the first time since 2019 and 2018, both of them are back in the awards race after their extended layoffs (the former has won multiple awards). category, the latter for star Donald Glover).
Among the best drama contenders, the aforementioned “Succession,” “Stranger Things,” “Euphoria,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Ozarks” are all among the new shows “Squid Games,” “Yellowjackets.” ’, ‘Severance’ concludes the field. But they needn’t worry about competing with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ which kicks off its fifth season on September 14th.
On the other hand, “Ted Lasso” could be reprized as comedy at its finest. So while an Apple TV+ show can defend its throne, “The Crown” can’t. “Hacks” are also back to back, but arguably tougher competition this year includes new players “Abbott Elementary School” and “Murder in the Building Only”, as well as his 4 that weren’t on his 2021 menu. Includes one series. ‘, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, ‘Restrain Your Enthusiasm’. (“Curb” is something of a trailblazing class in its own right, and over the last 22 years he’s been nominated for 11 seasons and 51 Emmys.)
Certain shows require a separate asterisk due to the Emmy eligibility period, which covers the 12 months from June to May.
The Emmy calendar can also add to the confusion depending on when a series premiered. Remember that
A limited series avoids recurrence issues, but it avoids timing. Another solid line-up featuring the only films not based on a true story, including Hulu’s ‘Dopesick’, ‘The Dropout’, ‘Pam & Tommy’, Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’ and HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’. .
For those keeping score, or simply enjoying the question of network bragging rights, HBO and HBO Max have won a total of 26 awards, Netflix with 23, and streaming service Disney+ (9). , Hulu (8) and Amazon Prime (6) followed.
Netflix set a 47-year record last year with a total of 44 statuettes from all these ceremonies. That’s more than double what he did in 2020 and competitor HBO, which he spearheaded in 2019, after partnering with Netflix in 2018.
‘Stranger Things’, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘The White Lotus’ each took home five awards last weekend (and will likely add to those totals on September 12th) . Special “Adele: One Night Only” and documentary “The Beatles: Go Back.”
The Emmys airs September 12th at 8pm ET on NBC.