Squid Game might bring home its first major award ever, and Netflix, in return, could establish a TV history because of the Korean series.
The newbie on Netflix does not do what a newcomer usually does, as the now-hit series leave fans around the globe in awe with its storyline. Squid Game's current demand speaks so much about the quality of impression it successfully left to the people who already saw the flick.
As the Korean-language Netflix series continues to dominate the streaming platform, the Television Academy unveiled good news about its future.
Squid Game Up For Emmy Nominations
The Television Academy confirmed to Variety that Squid Game is eligible for Primetime Emmy nominations.
An Academy spokesperson explained that, since the Korean series was produced under Netflix (an American company), it can join the Primetime Emmy clash. The fact that it was intended to be released in the US became another reason for it to be qualified for the awards show.
In addition, Squid Game can also enter the International Emmys as Netflix also produced the series internationally.
However, there is a significant twist the creators must contemplate — Squid Game can only enter one show.
The Los Angeles-based TV Academy and the New York-based International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences established rules to prevent Emmy double-dipping. It means that any series or movie both released in the US and internationally has to choose whether to enter the local Emmy or the international one.
The rule states explicitly that:
"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 US and foreign partners, in a language that is substantially (i.e. 50% 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 & Sciences, but not both."
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Squid Game Follows Parasite's Legacy
With the recent announcement about its Emmy eligibility, fans assumed it could follow Parasite's legacy in the US. The Korean movie made noise internationally through its unique storytelling about class divisions. It notably received a standing ovation at the Oscars for being the first non-English film to receive the best picture Academy Award.
For Squid Game's part, Forbes already listed the potential nominations it could receive if the creators choose to submit it in the Primetime Emmy.
The possible nominations are Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor (Drama Series), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Drama Series), Directing, and Writing.