Squid Game became the first non-English-language series to receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama
The Television Academy announced this year’s Primetime Emmys nominees on Tuesday and it was a battle between HBO and Netflix in a head-to-head battle to be the top contender. Similar to previous years, HBO beat Netflix with an overall total of 108 nominations in comparison to Netflix’s 105. In contrast to previous years and it appears that the Television Academy did not tally nominations by platforms or networks, as reported by Variety which suggests that the shows are the most important thing when it comes to determining the winners.
In the conclusion, Succession won bragging rights as the show with the highest number of nominations this year. Its HBO family drama received 25 nominations for the current Emmy nominations. It was followed by Ted Lasso with 20 nominations and The White Lotus, again with 20 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards.
The Netflix’s Squid Game, the platform’s most watched show, has was the first drama show that was not English-language selected for the television’s equivalent to the Oscars according to AFP.
The brutal South Korean satire in which the marginalized of society compete for money in the most violent versions of children’s games has received 14 nominations. It will be competing against Succession in the category of best drama. Squid Game also picked up several acting awards including the award for the best lead actor award Lee Jung-jae
In addition, other shows that are that are in contention for the top show Emmy comprise Euphoria, Ozark, Better Call Saul and Stranger Things.