“Ted Lasso” crowned again, “The White Lotus” triumphs, “Succession” resists “Squid Game”

“Ted Lasso” crowned again, “The White Lotus” triumphs, “Succession” resists “Squid Game”

“Ted Lasso” crowned again, “The White Lotus” triumphs, “Succession” resists “Squid Game”

Zendaya, after winning Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards for her role as Rue in

Two heavyweights shared Emmy Awards honors on Monday, September 12: the HBO behemoth Succession was voted the best drama series, while the South Korean series Squid game entered the history of the competition with notably a Best Actor award for its lead performer, Lee Jung-jae.

Playing on the title of his program, the creator of SuccessionJesse Armstrong, noted that it was a “Holy Week” by dynasties, alluding to the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England and the arrival on the throne of her son. “Obviously there were few more votes for our membership than for that of Prince Charles”he joked.

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Already awarded the major trophy in 2020, this black and jarring chronicle of a powerful family that is torn apart to take control of a media empire (incredibly similar to that of billionaire Rupert Murdoch), this year also won three more awards, among others for his screenplay and Best Supporting Actor, awarded to Matthew Macfadyen.

Despite its 25 nominations, the American program had to share the spotlight with the South Korean phenomenon Squid gamedark and violent denunciation of the excesses of capitalism, in which the destitute kill each other in cruel children’s games with the hope of winning millions.

“We made history”

Produced by Netflix, this worldwide hit won six awards, and in particular wrote a new page in the history of the Emmy Awards, equivalent to the Oscars of American television, thanks to the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series awarded to its main protagonist, Lee Jung-jae. A novelty for an interpreter who plays in a language other than English.

Awarded for its success, the mastermind behind it Squid gameHwang Dong-hyuk, he was very honored. “I don’t think I wrote a page of history myself, because it was you who opened the doors Squid gamelaunched the director. “We made history together and I really hope so Squid game it won’t be the last Korean series at the Emmys. “

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In the drama genre, actress Zendaya confirmed her status as Hollywood’s new darling, winning Best Actress for her role as a teenage drug addict in Euphoria (HBO), as in 2020.

The hilarious series Ted Lasso (Apple TV +) also returned as Best Comedy of the Year, following its victory in 2021. Jason Sudeikis, who plays a parachuted American football coach on an English football team, also won the Emmy for Best Actor in a comedy.

In the miniseries, The white lotus, which tackles the ambient hypocrisy of a Hawaiian luxury hotel, dominated the evening with 10 awards, including the best production of the genre – which brings together the series from a single season. Michael Keaton, for his part, received the Emmy for Best Actor in this category, for his role in drug addicta miniseries examining America’s deadly opioid addiction.

Ceremony without surprises

Far from Will Smith’s sudden slap in the face of presenter Chris Rock at the latest Oscars, the Emmys’ return to a theater (the first since the pandemic), hosted by comedian Kenan Thompson, came without too many surprises.

The most significant moments of the ceremony were those celebrating diversity on the screen, a central theme on which Hollywood has been trying to improve itself for several years.

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Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (Elementary Abbot) sent chills to the audience, singing the title Endangered speciesfrom African-American jazzman Dianne Reeves, to accept his award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. “When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to see myself in the media. A fat person like me, black like me, beautiful like me “singer Lizzo said to applause, wearing a majestic red tulle dress, awarded for her reality show in which she recruits plus-sized dancers to accompany her on stage.

“We have made a lot of progress, but there is still a lot of work to do”answered actress Geena Davis, awarded for her institute’s work in favor of better representation. “Television can often directly affect how people see themselves and how they feel about their worth.”He insisted.

The complete list

Drama series: Succession (HBO, OCS)

Comedy: Ted Lasso (AppleTV +)

Actor in a Drama Series: Lee Jung-jae (Squid game)

Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya (Euphoria)

Supporting Actor (Drama Series): Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

Supporting Actress (Drama Series): Julia Garner (ozark)

Actor in a Comedy: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)

Actress in a comedy: Jean Smart (tricks)

Supporting Actor (Comedy): Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)

Supporting Actress (Comedy): Sheryl Lee Ralph (Elementary Abbot)

Miniseries: The white lotus (HBO, OCS City)

Actor in a Miniseries or a TV Movie: Michael Keaton (drug addict)

Actress in a miniseries or a TV movie: Amanda Seyfried (The abandonment)

Supporting Actress (Miniseries or TV Movie): Jennifer Coolidge (The white lotus)

Supporting Actor (Miniseries or TV Movie): Murray Bartlett (The white lotus)

Sketch animation program: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Entertainment program (talk show): “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)

Reality Competition: “Lizzo’s Watch out for the Big Grrrls” (Amazon)

Screenplay (comedy): Quinta Brunson, Elementary Abbot (Pilot)

Screenplay (drama series): Jesse Armstrong, Succession (All the bells say)

Screenplay (Miniseries or TV Movie): Mike White (The white lotus)

Scenario (show): Jerrod Carmichael Rothaniel (Jerrod Carmichele)

Director (comedy): MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso (No weddings and a funeral)

Director (drama series): Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid game (red light, green light)

Director (miniseries): Mike White (The white lotus)

The world with AFP

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