‘Squid Game’ grabs early Emmy awards, setting up drama battle

South Korean drama Squid Game landed its first Emmy awards on Sunday, taking home an acting honour and three other trophies within the run-as much as next week’s battle for television’s high-quality drama.

Lee You-mi received the accolade for guest drama actress at the Creative Arts Emmys for gambling Ji Young, a younger woman pressured to compete in a unstable quest for riches after she is freed from prison in the dystopian Netflix Inc collection.

The actress conventional the accolade on degree at a theatre in downtown Los Angeles, speakme some sentences in Korean before yelling in English: “I’m so very glad!”

The Creative Arts Emmys honoured at the back of-the-scenes artists together with sound engineers, hair stylists and cinematographers in addition to guest actors.

Lead actor and other awards could be surpassed out at a televised purple-carpet occasion on September 12. Squid Game will compete for the pinnacle drama honour, the first non-English language collection to be nominated for that prize.

Rivals for the award consist of Netflix’s Stranger Things, which earned five Creative Arts awards, including track supervision, for a season that featured Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill. Inclusion within the collection sent the music to the top of the tune charts.

HBO’s media dynasty drama Succession, also within the hunt for first-class drama, secured one award on Sunday, for casting.Amazon.Com Inc stated on Saturday that its high priced Lord of the Rings prequel series turned into watched by way of greater than 25 million visitors around the world on its first day, a document debut for a Prime Video series.

The business enterprise released the primary two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on its streaming carrier in more than 240 nations and territories on Friday. Amazon did now not say whether the visitors it counted had watched all or part of the primary and 2nd episodes.

Future Rings of Power instalments might be launched weekly till the Oct 14 season finale. The series takes place in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth at a time known as the Second Age, a period 4,000 years before the activities inside the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit novels and films.

Amazon plans to let the total tale spread in 50 hours over 5 seasons.

The on-line store spent greater than $465 million producing the show’s first season, which became filmed in New Zealand, making it among the maximum luxurious TV series ever produced and the most ambitious in view that Amazon jumped into authentic programming in 2013.

The organization has obtained approval for suggests inclusive of Transparent and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, but viewership for those series has no longer been disclosed.

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