If you’re not living under a rock, then you must’ve heard about the Korean survival drama Squid Game. Co-produced by giant online streaming platform Netflix, the series has dominated the world, and within no time, it has created history by becoming one of the most-watched series of all time. And given its huge popularity, the series is considered for a Primetime Emmy nomination, the Television Academy confirmed to Variety.
According to the report, Squid Game is eligible for the next edition of the Emmys, as the makers’ intended to distribute the series in the US. And given Netflix co-produced it internationally (financially and creatively), the popular survival drama is eligible to enter the International Emmys race. Furthermore, the report also suggested that the show is eligible to participate in either the (Los Angeles-based) Primetime Emmy Awards competition or the (New York-based) International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, but not both.
But can Squid Game go on to create history at the Emmys? Given the show’s popularity, fans have already started comparing Squid Game with South-Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie Parasite. With the thriller-comedy becoming the first non-English language movie to bag the Academy Award, the Netflix series has already amassed a huge fanfare on social media. And with violent shows like Watchmen, Game of Thrones and others being accepted by Emmy voters, Squid Game surely does stand a good chance of winning the prestigious television award. But with a high volume of content available on television, the Netflix series will definitely face tough competition at the Emmys.
Amid all the hype and fanfare, Squid Game has ended up landing itself in controversy for accidentally displaying a real phone number in its first episode. Meanwhile, the latest reports making rounds on the internet, suggests that the Netflix team will be editing the phone number in order to stop the chaos.
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