The most important television awards will be presented this afternoon in Los Angeles (6 pm in our country). The 74th edition of the Emmys is just a few hours away from kicking off and anxiety is mounting for the nominees.
For example, Zendaya, the Emmy-winning actress for her role as Rue Bennett in “Euphoria,” again leads the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The actress’s role in the HBO series has been considered her favorite for months after the premiere of the second season, despite the fact that the SAG awards ignored her.
As if that were not enough, the actress who turned 26 on September 1, is nominated twice for the original creation of music and lyrics for the production. She also adds another nomination for executive producer. In 2021, the series took home five trophies (Guest Actor, Choreography, Cinematography, Makeup, and Image Editing).
But, being objective, the contest is not easy at all, since the work of the other nominees is not insignificant.
The role of Wendy Byrne, in the Netflix series, “Ozark”, gave Laura Linney her eighth nomination in this edition of the Emmys. To date, Linney has won four Emmys thanks to her work in “Frasier”, “Wild Iris”, “John Adams” and “The Big C”. That is to say that she would be the strongest opponent to defeat.
Reese Witherspoon’s nomination for “The Morning Show” came as a surprise to many. Her role as Bradley Jackson on Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” earned her her fourth nomination, of which she has only had one win as executive producer “Big Little Lies.”
The intrepid MI5 agent, Eve Polastri, in the series “Killing Eve”, played by Sandra Oh, is another of Zendaya’s strong opponents. Sandra has been nominated again for her role in the fourth season of the BBC series -the first time was in 2018- and this year she could surprise by winning the 2022 Emmy award, due to the impact of this season of the Serie.
Jodie Comer, also the protagonist of “Killing Eve” in the fourth season and who plays the psychopathic hitman Villanelle, whose real name is Oksana Astankova, has been applauded by critics, so it is not surprising if at the end of the night she is chosen in this category (which she already won in 2019 and always for her role as Villanelle).
After her role in the movie “Don’t Look Up” and the limited series “Candy”, Melanie Lynskey participates -for the first time- in the competition for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Shauna Sheridan, a traumatized mother, on Showtime’s “Yellowjackets.”