The science fiction of “Westworld” and the fantasy of “Stranger Things” start as the favorite options this Sunday, in the 69th edition of the Emmys, after having been elevated with five statuettes each in the gala of the creative awards, held a week.
Both will compete for the Emmy for the best television drama against “Better Call Saul”, “The Crown”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “House of Cards” and “This is Us”, that try to take the witness of “Game of Thrones. “
The HBO star series, which holds the historic record of awards, with a total of 38, does not compete this year, as the delay in the opening of its seventh season made it stay out of the registration deadline.
“Westworld” leads the nominations of the current edition with a total of 22, the same number as the “Saturday Night Live” humor program, followed by “Stranger Things” and “Feud” with 18.
In the case of “Saturday Night Live,” a classic NBC channel, also kicks off with five trophies, including Melissa McCarthy’s best guest actress in a comedy series, for her imitation of Sean Spicer, Blanca.
In the creative Emmy gala (mainly of technical character) also emphasized the good work of the miniseries “The Night Of” (HBO) and the documentary “13th” (Netflix), which got four statuettes. In addition, the miniseries “Big Little Lies”, the program “Hairspray Live” and the drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” obtained three mentions, respectively.
Alexis Bledel, of Latin origin, was awarded the prize for best actress guest in a drama (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).
The attention, once again, will fall on the aspirants in the categories of interpretation.
Keri Russell (“The Americans”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Claire Foy (“The Crown”), Robin Wright and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) will fight for the statuette to the best dramatic interpreter.
Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”), Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Matthew Rhys Americans “) and Liev Schreiber (” Ray Donovan “) will do the same in the male section.
As for the comedies, the political satire series “Veep” opts for its third consecutive Emmy against “Atlanta”, “Black-ish”, “Master of None”, “Modern Family”, “Silicon Valley” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) aspires to the title of best comic actress for the sixth consecutive year, so that she would beat the historic record of Emmy awards for an artist by the same character.
Her opponents are Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin “Grace and Frankie”).
Meanwhile, Jeffrey Tambor, whose “Transparent” series was not surprisingly nominated for best comedy, could make a triplet as a comedian if he beat Donald Glover (Atlanta), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”) and Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”).
As for the limited series, a format that is increasingly important in the television industry, two big productions like “Big Little Lies” and “Feud” leave as the big favorites to take the Emmy against “Genius”, “The Night Of “and” Fargo “.
Also, “Black Mirror: San Juniper”, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, “The Wizard of Lies” and “Sherlock: The Lying Detective will see them for the recognition of the best television movie.
The Emmy Awards gala will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 5 pm local time (0100 GMT) and will feature comedian Stephen Colbert as master of ceremonies.