But before we get too deep, while there’s been a lot of love lavished on shows including HBO Max’s “Hacks” or HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” this story will focus on the TV shows in the mix for the rest of the awards season. Winters mentioned above (and beyond.) What this means is that shows whose qualifying seasons already competed at last year’s Emmy Awards will not be included, as there will not be enough room to make sure everyone gets equal playing time.
Let’s first check out those shows we’re sure to talk about in the coming weeks and in the Emmy season itself. We’ll call them our sure stuff. Given that there’s still plenty of time to play, this is where we’ll be more conservative with our options.
First on the list is “Ted Lasso” for Apple TV+. After a great showing at the 2021 Emmy Awards, everyone’s favorite inspirational football coach is back in the saddle, ready to ride the show’s second season all the way through September, with a snag in the vortex. The comedy series continues to feel loved, as evidenced by Jason Sudeikis’ victory at the Golden Globes (as much as that achievement deserves these days), as well as a nomination from the Comedy Series Writers Guild and four nominations from the Critics’ Choice Association. Where “Lasso” saw the most traction to date, however, was with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, receiving five nods, one for the show’s set as well as individual nominations for Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, and Hannah Waddingham. .
Mark it now, “Ted Lasso” will still be the comedy to beat in the coming months.
Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox in ‘Succession’
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Drama programming has one thing for sure locked and loaded, too. Despite nearly two full years between seasons, HBO’s “Succession” has missed no fictional impulse. or awards. At the Golden Globes, the series received awards for Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and the series itself. As reported this week, “Succession” has been nominated twice by writers (for the series and “Retired Idaho Rangers”), five times by actors (Strong, Snook, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and the group), and eight times by the Critics’ Choice Association, making It indicates that, as previously suspected, this is the world of the Rui family and we live in it.
But there’s plenty of fresh blood running around, looking to make an important imprint on upcoming awards, two in particular that seem to have distinguished themselves.
On the comedy side, Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” proved to be a delight for audiences, especially with award bodies. In terms of Critics’ Choice Awards, the series has earned four nominations for all three lead actors (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) and sitcoms. On Wednesday, the series added three SAG nominations to their range, for group, Martin, and Short. And on Thursday, the series pulled out of the WGA trifecta, earning nominations in sitcoms, new series, and episodic comedy. I suspect we’ll hear a lot more about “homicides only” in the coming weeks and months.
Selena Gomez in “Only Murders In The Building”
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Likewise, Netflix’s “Squid Game” has already had a notable impact on the awards scene in addition to being a global phenomenon. Over the past few months, the series has received two nominations at the Gotham Awards (Brilliant Series – Long Format and Outstanding Performance by Lee Jung-jae), one Indie Spirit nomination (Male Performance for Lee), three Critics’ Choice nominations (Drama Series, Language Series) foreign, actor in a drama series for Lee), and four SAG nominations (for group, adventure, Lee, and Jung Ho-yeon). Furthermore, O Yeong-su won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. This juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, let alone stopping, and is an amazing track to watch, especially for a non-English language series.
Of course, as we discuss all of this, it gets a little vague in certain areas, including limited chains. It appears as though a disproportionate number of nomination sites are being taken up by a limited series that has already competed in the Emmys and it’s not entirely clear if the industry is overly excited about anything in particular. However, the most consistent appearances have been Netflix’s “Maid” and lead actress Margaret Qualley, Hulu’s “Dopesick” and lead actor Michael Keaton, and HBO’s “White Lotus” and lead actor Murray Bartlett.
For now, let’s move on to my favorite eccentric, those shows hanging on the fringes where it’s unclear if they’ll speed up in the light or fade into the night as awards season heats up.
The first may be the competitor that I am bone Generally Confused: “The Morning Show” on Apple TV +. Although it didn’t get noticeably better reviews than its first season, the drama seems to be stirring up tension for some (but not all) award bodies. The series earned two Writers Guild Awards nominations for Dramatic Series and Episodic Drama (“La Amara Vita”). The show had no WGA names in its first season. Furthermore, the show scored four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, and Cast. But for the Critics’ Choice Awards, where people love TV really Love TV, Crudup was only nominated. In short, it’s strange. I can’t get a pill on it and I love it for everyone.
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Next up is FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” a feature comedy series that follows four Native American teens on a reservation in Oklahoma. Both Gotham and Indie Spirit nominations have garnered love for the show, with two nominations (Fantastic Series – Short Format, Won, Outstanding Performance by DeVere Jacobs) in the previous nomination and one nomination (Written Series) and one Award (Band Cast) for the latter. “Reservation Dogs” received only one nomination for the Critics’ Choice Awards, but that nomination was for Best Comedy Series. She totally missed the SAG Awards, but took home two Writers Guild Awards (new series and episodic comedy for the pilot, “F*ckin’ Rez Dogs”). Anytime the series seems to pick up speed, things slow down. When her voice threatens to disappear completely, she reappears on the scene. It’s cold like that.
Speaking of Buzz, the latest wildcard show may have had the highest number of awards yet, but people sure are talking. Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” which features a girls’ high school soccer team, are stranded in the wild by a plane crash and the events after (and significantly later, as happened 20 years later) the plane crash. Also, there may be cannibalism and it may not be. still in the air. The point is, the “yellow jackets” were only appearing on the fringes of the awards stage, like a wild animal kept out of the light of a campfire. The show received two Critics’ Choice Awards nominations, for Dramatic Series and Actress in a Drama Series (Melani Linsky) and two nominations at the Writers Guild Awards, for Drama Series and New Series. “Yellowjackets” premiered in relatively late 2021 (November 14) and it is conceivable that he did not have enough time to get excited by the time voters filled out their ballot papers. This may be as turbulent as things happen to the series, but don’t say I didn’t warn you if you become a prime predator on the awards scene.