(Los Angeles) After four months of postponement caused by strikes in Hollywood, the elite of American television meet on Monday in Los Angeles for the 75th Emmy Awards, where the series Succession is expected to be the big favorite after its final season.
The equivalent of the television Oscars usually takes place in September, but the organizers had instead set the date for January, betting, rightly, that the actors’ and screenwriters’ strikes would be over by then so that the biggest stars can walk the red carpets again.
The votes were recorded during the summer and certain series nominated are for seasons broadcast more than a year ago.
The predictions are clear: Succession, with its 27 nominations, should come away with a plethora of statuettes, including that of best drama series, which the series has already won twice.
This critically acclaimed HBO production followed the powerful and wealthy Roy family, at the head of a media empire, in their dynastic quarrels.
Along with Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox, three of the six nominees for the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series come from Succession.
Sarah Snook is favorite to win best actress and Matthew Macfadyen, who has just won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a series, has a good chance of being recognized again on Monday.
The triumph announced for the swan song of Succession should fuel the regrets of two of its competitors.
Adaptation of the eponymous video game, The Last of Us (24 nominations) could leave empty-handed Monday evening, unless its stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey create a surprise.
For its part, The White Lotus (23 nominations), a chic and scathing satire, can hope to win the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series with four nominees out of eight.
The only star to return in the second season of the series (which this time takes place in Sicily), Jennifer Coolidge comes out on top of the predictions.
The postponement of this high mass of American television to a Monday in January should not be favorable to its audience figures, which have been in free fall for several years.
Last year’s ceremony was followed by 5.9 million viewers, even fewer than the 2020 edition, nicknamed “PandEmmys”, when the stars stayed at home due to confinement.
The postponement also means that the Emmys this year find themselves sandwiched between several major Hollywood awards dates, including the Golden Globes and the announcement of Oscar nominations.
As for comedy series, The Bear is in a good position for its first season. This series goes behind the scenes of a chaotic restaurant in Chicago.
If its stars Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach are not rewarded on Monday, they will have another chance in September, for the 2024 edition of the Emmys, for which season 2 of the series will be eligible.
Ted Lasso, widely rewarded in the past, will have one last opportunity on Monday to collect statuettes, after a third and final season which disappointed the public and the critics.
The miniseries categories, reserved for those with only one season, are always hotly contested. And this year, Acharnés and Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story are in the lead with 13 nominations.
The first series, where Ali Wong plays a driver seeking revenge after a collision in a parking lot, could earn the actress an award.
The ceremony, hosted by actor Anthony Anderson, kicks off in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.