The upcoming 2022 Emmy Awards have on edge not only its local American nominees, but also quite a few of Israeli hopefuls, who excelled over the past year in the field of television production and writing.
“Euphoria,” the successful HBO television show, which is based on an Israeli production with the same name, is nominated in 16 categories at the awards, set to be broadcast late Monday (or early Tuesday if you're in Israel).
Following two successful seasons, the show will compete in several major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2021, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman bagged the award for her portrayal of Rue Bennet, making her the youngest actress to ever win the award. This year, she is up against Jodie Comer, Laura Linney, Sandra Oh and Reese Witherspoon.
The show is based on an Israeli production created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin and Tamira Yardeni.
“We’re very proud of ‘Eurphoria’ and the great success and appreciation it has received,” said in a statement HOT cable communication company, which produced the Israeli version of the show. “This great show proves that good original content can cross borders and continents.”
Television producer Hagai Levi’s mini-series, “Scenes From a Marriage” is also nominated in two categories - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series.
The series is an adaptation of a Ingmar Bergman film by the same name from 1973. The series, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, with Isaac in the running in both categories the show is competing in.
“The character was very clear to Hagai, but I found it very mysterious,” Isaac told Ynet. “It’s a profound adaptation of Hagai’s personal life. Even the most distinct thing – my character growing up in a modern ultra-Orthodox Jewish household, and rebelling against it - came from him. It was challenging to me."
Isaac will have to beat out superstars such as Michael Keaton, Colin Firth and Andrew Garfield, to bag the awards.