There are 171 shows sent for drama series and 118 are vying for comedy series at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, but one show is missing from the newsletter: Netflix‘s “Sex education“The British drama created by Lori Nunn. Diversity learned exclusively that the streamer and creators have chosen to present themselves in recognition of the upcoming international Amyand will not seek an Emmy nomination for prime time.
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The show’s first season debuted on the streaming platform in January 2019, earning international and state recognition. With a running time of between 47 and 60 minutes per episode, Netflix and its creators saw the series lean more towards a lighter, comedic tone, which many critics and journalists agreed with, leading to its first comedy appearance. series. However, the TV Academy did not see him that way, eventually moving him into the drama series, where he failed to win a single Emmy nomination.
For the second season, which was canceled in January 2020, Netflix successfully applied to switch the show from drama to comedy. However, as can be seen in many shows that are making changes to the genre since their inception seasons, such as Showtime’s Shameless and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, it’s getting harder to find a craving afterwards. .
The third eight-episode season, which debuted in September 2021, during this annual prime time eligibility window, will have a better chance of being recognized by the international voting community. The ensemble’s cast includes Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Nkuti Gatva and others.
Many of the show’s awards come from international predecessors, including BAFTA Scotland for Gatwa for Best Actor (Television) in 2020 and the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2021 for English actress Amy Lou Wood.
Most recently, it was Sex Education. nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Annual Edinburgh Television Awardsto be held on Aug. 25.
The series cannot be nominated for both prime time and international Emmy recognition. Squid Game, another international Netflix series, was produced by Netflix, an American company. As a result, he was allowed to take part in the race this year, where he could become the first non-English series ever nominated.
As television continues to move into a global market, this will probably not be the last we hear about series that are fighting for international recognition.
Voting for nominations is now open to more than 20,000 members of the Television Academy, with the first round of voting taking place on 27 June at 17:00 PT. The official nominations will be announced on July 12. The winners will be announced during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, scheduled for September. 3-4 (which will air on FXX on September 10) and during the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, scheduled for Sept. 12 by NBC.
See the full calendar of TV awards-seasons here.
Sex Education was produced by John Jennings, Jamie Campbell, Ben Taylor and Nunn.