Emmys: “Stranger Things Vol 2,” “The Boys,” “Westworld” not eligible

The nominations for the 74th Primetime Emi will be announced on July 12, and shows like HBO’s “Legacy,” Netflix’s “Squid Game,” ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and Hulu’s “Murder Only in the Building” are expected to dominate and garner plenty of mentions. However, consumers may not know that certain shows didn’t make it into the release window and are therefore ineligible for this year’s nominations.

After a huge Fourth of July weekend,” on NetflixStrange things” will be in an even weirder position for the next two Emmys. The first seven episodes released on the platform over Memorial Day weekend were submitted for consideration for the 74th ceremony and are eligible in categories such as Outstanding Drama Series and Supporting Actor Competition, including Millie Bobby Brown (as Eleven), Sadie Sink (as Max) and the season’s two new favorites Jamie Campbell Bower (as the villainous Eternal) and Joseph Quinn (as the lovable, guitar-shredding Eddie Munson). Unfortunately, the last two super big episodes of Season 4 that aired over the holiday weekend are swimming included for this year’s eligibility period.

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With a release date for the upcoming fifth and final season of the sci-fi horror series yet to be announced (and given how long we had to wait for Season 4), it seems unlikely we’ll have it in time for 2022-2023 eligibility .season (which ends May 31). In this hypothetical case, these two episodes would be “orphaned” and would only be eligible for individual awards, but not for Best Drama Series or Acting categories. Episodes 8 and 9 will also be eligible for directing and writing nods.

In addition to “Stranger Things,” June featured plenty of high-profile series, including the third season of Amazon Prime Video’s adult superhero series “The boys.” Although the show received a surprise 2020 drama series nomination, it dropped its first three episodes on June 3 and ends its season this week on July 8, and is therefore ineligible for this year’s Emmy race.

The fourth season of HBO “Western world” has made its long-awaited return, but don’t expect former nominees and winners like Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton to be among this year’s inductees due to the May 12 deadline. You can look for them in the 2023 Emmy nominations instead.

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THE BEAR “System” on FX (airs Thursday, June 23) Pictured: Jeremy Allen White as Carmen “Carmi” Berzato. CR: Matt Dinerstein/FX
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Acclaimed new series like FX’s dramatic thriller “The Old Man” with Jeff Bridges and Hulu’s cooking drama “The Bear” with Jeremy Allen White are sure to be a factor in future awards discussions, but will be eligible only for the upcoming Golden Globes, SAG and Critics Choice Awards.

Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy landed in the Creative Arts categories for its first two seasons in 2019 and 2020. With the extra care taken by series creator Steve Blackman in incorporating Victor’s transition into the Season 3 storyline (played by Elliott Page), has what could be a well-positioned 2023 campaign.

In addition, documentary series like HBO Max’s “Menudo: Forever Young,” a look at the dark side of the iconic boy band, or the timely “Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell?” from Starz will be looking for recognition down the road.

Final Emmy nomination predictions will be forthcoming Updates from Thursday’s Variety Awards circuit.

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