Succession Leads US Emmy Award Nominations
The HBO drama series ‘Succession’ has topped the list of nominations for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. The critically acclaimed show bagged a total of 18 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor, and Supporting Actor and Actress categories. The nominations were announced on July 28th in a virtual presentation.
‘Succession’ tells the story of the Roy family, who own a global media and entertainment empire. The show has been praised for its sharp writing, direction, and acting performances. It premiered in 2018 and has completed two seasons so far. The third season of the show is currently in production and will air in 2021.
The Outstanding Drama Series category is considered one of the most prestigious and competitive categories of the Emmy Awards. Other dramas that made the list include ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Ozark,’ and ‘Stranger Things.’
The Emmys, which honor the best in television, will air on September 20th with Jimmy Kimmel as the host. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be held virtually, with nominees accepting their awards remotely.
Other Categories and Nominations
Comedy series ‘Schitt’s Creek’ received 15 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor and Actress, and Supporting Actor and Actress categories. The show, which airs on CBC and Pop TV, follows the lives of the Rose family, who lose their fortune and are forced to live in a small town.
Other shows that received multiple nominations include ‘Watchmen’ with 11 nominations and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with 8 nominations. The limited series ‘Watchmen,’ based on the graphic novel of the same name, has been praised for its bold storytelling and themes centered around race and police brutality. ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ which premiered in 2017, has won multiple Emmys in the past and tells the story of a housewife in the 1950s who pursues a career in stand-up comedy.
‘Succession”s domination of the Emmy nominations is no surprise to fans and critics who have praised the show’s writing, direction, and acting. It will be interesting to see how the show performs at the awards ceremony, which will be the first virtual Emmys in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in the entertainment industry, and this year’s Emmys will be a testament to the resilience of the television industry and its ability to adapt to new challenges.