LOS ANGELES — It’s finally time for an unlikely Emmy award.
The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards arrive four months from deadline Monday night at the Peacock Theater, following a year of historic Hollywood turbulence in an industry whose turmoil is evident everywhere.
Strikes by both actors and writers, jarring shifts towards broadcasting, and the disappearance of the traditional TV schedule, Martin Luther King Jr. It means that envelopes opened during the Fox telecast hosted by Anthony Anderson on Friday will reveal the winners for shows determined months ago. in some cases they were completed years ago and have a fraction of the audience they had a few decades ago.
But for the actors and others who attend the ceremony, there are no more norms in this business.
“It’s been really weird since the pandemic, where you shoot something and then sometimes it takes a couple more years before you see it, and it takes a little bit longer for something like this,” actor Nick Offerman told The Associated Press after winning an early Emmy last week. .” The Last of Us series is among Monday night’s top nominees, along with “Succession,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Bear.”
The Emmys will provide some respite and celebration in the wake of the strike and the issues that triggered it, and will seek to provide links to its past and TV history with its 75th edition. This series will feature a series of cast reunions and stage reenactments from popular series such as “Cheers”, “Game of Thrones”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Martin”.
The nominations themselves are a big connection to Emmy’s past; It’s a continuation of the decades-long dominance of HBO, which has the three most-nominated series this year with “Succession,” “The White Lotus” and “The Last of Us.”
Anderson was tasked with hosting awards shows at a time when hosting was not the most enviable job, especially after comedian Jo Koy received critical acclaim for her Golden Globes performance last weekend.
But Anderson said he actually came in relieved and relieved because it was the first time in nearly a decade that he wasn’t a candidate. He never won an Emmy for his previous show, “Black-ish,” despite being nominated 11 times as a producer and actor.
“All the pressure is off me now,” said Anderson, who hosted Fox’s “We Are Family” program during preparations for the ceremony. “I don’t have to sit there and wonder: Am I going to win? Will I buy it? When will they reach this category? I’ll just come here and be myself.
HOW TO WATCH
The Emmys will air live on Fox starting at 8pm Eastern and begin streaming on Hulu starting Tuesday.
The ceremony is watched in dozens of countries. The Television Academy website has a handy list of broadcasters and, in some cases, broadcast times.
There are also plenty of ways to watch the Emmys red carpet, which starts at 5 p.m.: E! starts the scope. People and Entertainment Weekly is also hosting a red carpet show that will stream on their website and YouTube page.
“Succession” stood out with 27 nominations. It’s the likely favorite to win the third best drama series Emmy, with three men in best actor nominations – Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin – and four more nominees for best supporting actor.
But it won’t go away with the most wins. Because “The Last of Us” ranked second with 24 nominations, while “Succession” did not win any nominations at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend. These include best guest acting awards for Offerman and Storm Reid; This shows that voters may also prefer the leading actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Both can make history; Pascal became the first Latino to win the best actor award in a series, while Ramsey became the youngest actor to win the best actress award.
The elite community of “The White Lotus” is present in all support categories. There are five female nominees for best supporting actress in the series, including Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza.
From a comedy standpoint, tonight could be a victory lap for the third and final season of “Ted Lasso,” the football-themed series that won best comedy for its first two seasons.
Its main competition comes from the kitchen. “The Bear,” about a chef struggling with his family’s legacy, will compete for best comedy, and lead actor Jeremy Allen White could challenge “Ted Lasso”’s Jason Sudeikis for the best actor in a comedy award.
Last year’s two strikes meant the Emmys, normally held in September, made an unprecedented move to January, moving into the heart of Hollywood’s awards season.
However, the Academy vote took place on the normal schedule; This means that the winners have been determined since the end of August.
The wait and other quirks of the calendar cause some strange reward situations. “The Bear” is nominated for an Emmy award for its first season, after winning major Golden Globe awards for its second season.