“Yellowstone” whitethorn person been unopen retired astatine nan 2022 Emmys, but Paramount+’s Western spinoff “1923” is hoping to break that cycle.
Creator Taylor Sheridan, who wrote nan full first play of nan freshman series, has chosen to taxable nan premiere episode, titled “1923,” for Emmy consideration, Variety can exclusively confirm. In addition, nan aforesaid kickoff section will service arsenic Ben Richardson’s charismatic submission for outstanding directing for a drama.
Read Variety’s Awards Circuit for nan latest Emmy predictions successful each categories.
The eight-episode prequel to Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” and sequel to Paramount+’s “1883” follows a procreation of nan Dutton family during various hardships, including prohibition, drought and nan early stages of nan Great Depression.
With nan prima powerfulness of seasoned actors Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, nan duo will beryllium vying for nan lead actor and lead character play prizes.
Ford, 80, has ne'er received an Emmy nom — and this year, could get two. The different is for his career-best capacity arsenic a elder therapist pinch Parkinson’s illness successful “Shrinking” from Apple TV, which he’s submitted for supporting drama actor.
Mirren, connected nan different hand, has been an Emmy darling going backmost to her nickname for “Prime Suspect” successful 1996 and her return to nan characteristic successful 2007, pinch 2 different wins successful betwixt for “The Passion of Ayn Rand” successful 1999 and “Elizabeth I” successful 2006. Mirren is besides wickedly adjacent to achieving EGOT position aft winning champion character for “The Queen” (2006) and a Tony Award successful 2015 for “The Audience.” All that is needed is simply a Grammy prize (spoken connection medium incoming?).
In addition, nan web has opted to taxable an onslaught of supporting players.
Supporting play character will person Timothy Dalton, Brandon Sklenar, Darren Mann, Jerome Flynn, Brian Geraghty, Sebastian Roché and Robert Patrick up for consideration, while supporting play character hopes to see Aminah Nieves, Julia Schlaepfer, Michelle Randolph, Jennifer Ehle and Marley Shelton.
Paramount announced a 2nd play successful February aft nan show became a deed arsenic nan most-watched Paramount+ premiere of each clip successful nan U.S., pinch 7.4 cardinal viewers. It besides received affirmative reviews, with Variety critic Joshua Alston writing that “Mirren and Ford – some 80-ish, neither a alien to action badassery – make for specified a potent pairing, their chemistry unsocial is capable to make ‘1923’ consciousness for illustration an elevated type of Sheridan’s neo-Western fare.”
Emmy voting originates connected June 15.
“1923” Emmy Submissions
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Lead Actor (Drama) — Harrison Ford
- Lead Actress (Drama) — Helen Mirren
- Supporting Actor (Drama) — Timothy Dalton, Brandon Sklenar, Darren Mann, Jerome Flynn, Brian Geraghty, Sebastian Roché, Robert Patrick
- Supporting Actress (Drama) — Aminah Nieves, Julia Schlaepfer, Michelle Randolph, Jennifer Ehle, Marley Shelton
- Directing (Drama) — Ben Richardson, “1923”
- Writing (Drama) — Taylor Sheridan, “1923”