This week on our Deadline podcast TV Talk, Chief TV Critic Dominic Patten and Chief Film Critic and Awards Columnist Pete Hammond continue our discussions about this year’s Emmy nominees — not necessarily ones that have managed to get into the race year after year or after taking a hiatus, but those charmed shows that make it on their first try. How do you successfully break into a race that often favors the tried and true?
Last year, for instance, the Outstanding Comedy categories produced two new shows — Ted Lasso and Hacks — that simply plowed over the rest of the field. They are back this year in their Season 2s with a combined 37 nominations, but can breakthrough first-season standout Abbott Elementary or 17-time first-season nominee Only Murders in the Building triumph in their Emmy race debuts and upset those favorites? And what about Severance, Squid Game and Yellowjackets, which are out to crush the chances of 2020 winner Succession in just their first season?
What is the secret to Emmy glory for those shows on the first time at bat? We dive into all of it — plus, speaking of the tried and true in terms of Emmy nominations, you also will hear part of my conversation on The Actor’s Side with Killing Eve star Sandra Oh, who has her sixth Emmy nom for the much-acclaimed series that went out with a bang this year. It’s her 13th nom overall, and she has never won. Will this be the first time?
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