Squid Game' and Zendaya make history with Emmy nominations

Squid Game’ and Zendaya make history with Emmy nominations

The nominations for the most prestigious television awards, the Emmy Awards, have been announced. South Korean Netflix success Squid Game has made history, as the title is the first non-English-language series ever nominated for best drama series.

Zendaya ‘s nominations are also special. She was again nominated for best actress in a drama series for her lead role in Euphoria, the award she won last year for the same role. At 25, she is the youngest actress ever to be nominated twice for that Emmy. She is also the youngest producer ever nominated, which she owes to making the songs I’m Tired and Elliot’s Song from Euphoria.

“Making this series with this cast of talented people is the pinnacle of my life,” Zendaya wrote on Instagram. “I have no words to describe the love and gratitude I feel right now.”

Euphoria has been nominated no less than 16 times, including for best drama series. In that category, in addition to Squid Game (14 nominations) , the HBO series also competes against Better Call Saul, Ozark, Severance, Stranger Things, Succession and Yellowjackets.

The Squid Game cast is also well represented in the other categories. Leading actor Lee Jung-jae (player 456, aka Seong Gi-hun) has a chance to win the Emmy for best male lead in a drama series. Park Hae-soo (player 218), Oh Yeong-su (player 001) and Jung Ho-yeon (player 067) are also nominated.

Furthermore, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has been nominated for his lead role in his self-produced series Atlanta . Also special is the nomination of the late Chadwick Boseman. Two years after his death, he has a chance to win an Emmy for best voiceover for his work in Marvel’s What if…?

You can find the entire list of nominees here.

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