Due to COVID-19 pandemic, people have now started to spend their time more on OTT platforms, than any other social media. As Emmy Awards are soon going to be organized on September 19, which will be hosted by actor Cedric in Los Angeles, many live streaming shows are in line for the awards. Among all, the best drama series contenders include Netflix’s British royal series “The Crown” for a season that focused on the early years of the disastrous marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
As per the report of ‘Reuters’, creator of ‘The Crown’, Peter Morgan made a statement by saying that, “We are all pinching ourselves that after four series, ‘The Crown’ is still being embraced and enjoyed in this way.” Other than ‘The Crown’, “Star Wars” spinoff drama “The Mandalorian,” a Disney+ series that features the beloved Baby Yoda character, tied “The Crown” with 24 nominations, including best drama series and others for writing and special effects.
Apart from these two shows, another show, ‘Bridgerton’ is also in the list of Emmy Awards nominations. ‘Bridgerton’ is a Netflix’s modern twist on 19th-century British romance, won a best drama series nod, as well as an acting nomination for breakout Black British star Regé-Jean Page. In a report of ‘Reuters’, Van Dusen in an interview said that, “At the end of the day, ‘Bridgerton’ is a beautiful, escapist world that you get to enter in. It’s a show about romance and love and joy.”
In the category of comedy, 75% nominees were new, as led by Ted Lasso. Hannah Waddingham who had been nominated for playing a cynical soccer team owner, said that, “I’m a south London girl who’s just fallen into a role that fits in a show that’s just been written by absolute ninjas. And that alchemy of all of us together has created something that seems to have moved people.”
Other nominees for the awards, other than these shows, includes, ‘Pose’ Pose” star Mj Rodriguez who became the first transgender performer to pick up a lead Emmy acting nomination, Rosie Perez (“The Flight Attendant,”) Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”,) Billy Porter (“Pose”), Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”) and Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton”).