According to “Variety” (Variety),Netflix’s record hit “Squid Game” will be eligible to participate in the Primetime Emmy Awards.This Korean drama is eligible to participate in the selection, because unlike other international dramas, it is not just imported from Korea. Netflix co-produced, funded and provided creative direction for this suspense drama. A spokesperson for the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences told Variety Show that it was eligible because it had been planning to release it in the United States.
It has always been difficult for non-English dramas to enter the Primetime Emmy Awards. Currently, the Primetime Emmy Awards have no awards for non-English drama series. The main winners have always been English dramas.
It is worth noting that in 2020, Netflix’s “Unorthodox”, a German-American co-production film shot in both English and Yiddish, won 8 nominations in the Primetime Emmy Awards and won Best director award.
But what is the chance of “Squid Game” winning awards? According to reports, at the Primetime Emmys in 2021, only one drama in a language other than English was submitted to the Emmy for consideration: “Millennials”, a Netflix comedy from Argentina. Even so, Variety reported that the producer of the show is believed to have signed up for the Primetime Emmy Awards instead of Netflix.
However, “Squid Game” is a big project for Netflix. The play is centered on a life-and-death game where 456 desperate players from different social classes compete for a prize of 45.6 billion won for life-changing. According to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, this suspense drama is surpassing “Bridgetown” and is expected to become Netflix’s most popular series ever.
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