They are the Oscars of television, the prizes that point to the viewer for which series to choose, but they are also great strangers. The Emmy Awards will be delivered this Sunday with a single duel: HBO and the dragons of its Game of Thrones , or Netflix . At the moment, the bets opt for a story based on the novels of George RR Martin.
But in addition to the foreseeable duel the Emmy hide some secrets unknown to the public. These are the 5 keys to the awards of the US Television Academy:
There is no master of ceremonies
When the Oscars decided to do without the presenter last January, the ceremony, more nervous and serene, increased its audience by 12%. The fact that the Emmy Awards have chosen to follow the same path has not really surprised Hollywood.
The absence of the master of ceremonies will give way to a feast of stars, who will take the microphone to animate the show and announce the winners of the different categories: Gwyneth Paltrow , Ben Stiller , Michael Douglas , Naomi Watts , Julia Louis-Dreyfus , and even the Kardashian clan , plus 10 of the Game of Thrones actors.
Last year, the main actress of Killing Eve , Sandra Oh , became the first Asian woman in history to be awarded in that category.
Present in the room with her parents born in Korea, the Canadian actress kindly mocked Hollywood claiming to have solved her problem of portraying diversity. "Thank you, but it's already an honor to be Asian," said the actress.
He received a great nomination and this time he could do it again. Sandra Oh will have to fight a formidable opponent: Jodie Comer , who plays Villanelle, his great enemy in the series, who became his partner in the second season of Killing Eve .
Will justice be done?
Jon Hamm had to wait for the last season of Mad Men to finally see his charismatic and mysterious interpretation rewarded.
This year, it is the turn to bow down to Game of Thrones and Veep after years of good and loyal service. However, with the exception of Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), none of the "GoT" actors have been awarded at the Emmy Awards.
Will the voters of the Emmy Academy take this last opportunity to do Justice with these inexplicably rejected actors?
The suspense is unsustainable, especially for stars like Emily Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow).
On Veep's side, if the series and its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus have already received many Emmy awards, they will find Phoebe Waller-Bridge , the emerging comedy star and her creation Fleabag, on her way .
HBO vs Netflix
The duel between traditional channels and video platforms, respectively led by HBO and Netflix, ended last year in a draw: 23 Emmy awards .
The rematch is Sunday and this time, HBO seems to have the advantage . The channel has received an impressive number of nominations (137 against 117 Netflix) and already pocketed a few awards last weekend in a first save of the Emmy Awards in creative and technical categories (special effects, accessories, costumes, etc.)
Can the Netflix giant fill the void thanks to Ozark and the successful In their look miniseries?
To break records
The 71st edition of the Emmy Awards could end a whole series of records.
If he achieves a ninth victory, Julia Louis-Dreyfus ( Veep ) will break the record of the comedy actress who received the most individual statuettes.
Game of Thrones could match the prize record to a dramatic series (four), reaching the level of Mad Men and At the White House .
The series needs three wins in total on Sunday to beat its own record at the Emmy Awards in one season (12).
The absolute record in this field is currently held by the miniseries John Adams , produced by HBO, with thirteen awards in 2008.
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