LOS ANGELES | The series “Watchmen” from HBO, which explores the past racist of the United States and police brutality, has clearly dominated the selection of the Emmy Awards 2020, unveiled on Tuesday, with 26 nominations in total.
Superheroes dark and tortured of the “Watchmen” are followed by the comedy “The fabulous Ms. Maisel” (20 nominations), the mystery thriller “Ozark” (18) to equality with the black comedy “Succession” (18).
With 15 selections, ” The Mandalorian “, the first series in real-world devoted to the Star Wars universe, complete the Top 5 of these appointments, unveiled during a brief ceremony entirely virtual because of the pandemic of Covid-19.
Derived from a series of comics created in the 1980s by the British Alan Moore, “Watchmen” seems to have good chances of winning the Emmy Award, the equivalent of the Oscars for american television, in the category of mini-series, where they will face the ” Little Fires Everywhere “, ” Mrs America “, “Unbelievable” and ” Unorthodox. “
It will also be represented in those of the actors and actresses in a drama series by Jeremy Irons and Regina King.
“”Watchmen” is already a serial great as such, but it has taken on a meaning even stronger these last few weeks, ” analyzed for AFP Joyce Eng, a specialist in price for the website Gold Derby, before the publication of the selection of the Emmy Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars of the television in the United States.
Revolves around the massacre of several hundred black inhabitants of the city of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) in 1921 by the mob white, “Watchmen” plunges into the heart of racist violence and police brutality, topics that are woefully prevalent in the United States since the end of may.
“Amplify the voices”
“2020 is not only a global health crisis. This year, we are also witnesses to one of the greatest battles for social justice in history “, noted the president of the Academy of Emmy Awards, Frank Scherma, in reference to the demonstrations triggered by the death of the Afro-American George Floyd at the end of may under the knee of a white policeman, and who is pursuing across the country for weeks.
“It is the power and the responsibility of the television, not only offering a multitude of services or a bit of a dream, but also to amplify the voices that must be heard and tell the stories that need to be said “, he said.
The specialized media have pointed out that the selection 2020 Emmy Awards had attracted a record number of artists black, with more than 34 % of the 102 total appointments. The actors latino-americans, however, are once again left behind, note the site IndieWire.
In the category of comedy, the series produced by Amazon, ” The Fabulous Ms. Maisel “, starring a jewish wife scorned who starts in the standup in New York in the 1950s, is a favorite.
Its main actress, Rachel Brosnahan, is also selected, same as Sterling K. Brown, also nominated for his role in ” This Is US “. “Too good to be true! “welcomed the actor african-american on Twitter.
Side drama series-Laura Linney and Jason Bateman, will defend the colors of “Ozark” face to face “including the duet of actors of” The Morning Show “, the new coming Apple TV+, Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston.
It is, however, the British Olivia Colman, Oscar for best actress for “The Favorite” in 2019, who share a favorite with “The Crown” (Netflix) in this category pretty well contested.
Cate Blanchett, nominated for her role in ” Mrs America “, the series dedicated to the fight feminist in the United States in the 1970s, has also thanked the Academy for having taken this story, ” making deep echo of the times in which we live “.
Four of the eight nominations for best comedy series are new arrivals, reports the Academy of Emmy Awards: “Dead to Me “, ” Insecure “, “The Method Kominsky” Michael Douglas and the fake documentary about the life of three vampires new yorker, ” What We Do In The Shadows “.
For this 72nd edition of the giant Netflix far outpaces its rival HBO with 160 nominations from 107, setting a new record.
The Emmy Awards will be presented on September 20 during a ceremony that will likely also be entirely virtual, Los Angeles and its region is one of the main foci of Covid-19 on american soil.