The Korean-language survival drama `Squid Game`, which has shortly develop into one of many most-watched Netflix sequence of all time, is eligible for Primetime Emmy consideration. The Television Academy confirmed to Variety that as a result of `Squid Game` was produced below steerage from Netflix, which is an American firm, and it was all the time supposed to be distributed within the US, it may be entered within the Primetime Emmy race. But since `Squid Game` was produced internationally, additionally it is eligible to enter the International Emmys. It has to decide on and may`t enter each, as each the Los Angeles-based TV Academy and the New York-based International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have guidelines stopping Emmy double-dipping.
Here is the particular rule from the TV Academy: “Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between US and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and with a purpose to be shown on US television. The producer of any production produced in the US or outside the US as a co-production between the US and foreign partners, in a language that is substantially (i.e. 50 per cent or more) in a language other than English, shall have the discretion to enter the production and its individual achievements in any category where they are eligible in the Primetime Emmy Awards competition or in the awards competition of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, but not both.”
Fans are already buzzing that maybe `Squid Game` could possibly be TV`s model of `Parasite` — one other sudden smash from Korea that utilised violence to inform a story about class divisions — which broke new floor on the Oscars. In 2020, `Parasite` turned the primary non-English movie to obtain one of the best image Academy Award.
There`s additionally the difficulty of content material — `Squid Game` is ultraviolent, and though TV Academy voters have develop into extra open to style (`Game of Thrones`, `Lovecraft Country`, `Watchmen`), it`s nonetheless uncommon.
Netflix would possibly check the Emmy waters by first getting into `Squid Game` into the winter awards season races the place it’s eligible. That consists of the SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and different guild awards, relying on eligibility.
TV is shortly turning world, and the enlargement of US-owned streamers world wide and into native non-English manufacturing — akin to `Squid Game` — is about to make issues way more difficult for the Television Academy.
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