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Royalty, soccer and Baby Yoda: it’s time for the Emmys

Por Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES, Sep 19 (Reuters) – The lavish series “The Crown” is expected to reign at the second annual television Emmy Awards, in what could be a great night for British talent.

The comedy “Ted Lasso,” about an affable American coach played by Jason Sudeikis navigating the idiosyncrasies of English football and society, is also expected to win awards for its overwhelmingly British cast, after winning hearts with his optimism. and their goodies.

“This year we not only have favorites, we have favorites in most competitions,” said Tom O’Neil, founder of the awards website Goldderby.com.

Presented by Cedric the Entertainer and moved to an outdoor tent due to concerns about the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the Emmy awards will be a reduced gathering for vaccinated, with mandatory tests and masks.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS television starting at 0000 GMT on Monday.

“The Crown” is expected to win its first Emmy for Best Drama Series, as well as trophies for the actors who played Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Coleman), Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), a young Princess Diana ( Emma Corrin) and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson).

Corrin “really embodied everything that people still love about Diana,” said Gerrad Hall, senior television editor at Entertainment Weekly.

A win for “The Crown” for best drama series would mark a milestone for Netflix, while Apple TV + would enter the streaming big league with a comedy series win for “Ted Lasso.”

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