“Yellowjackets” has become one of Showtime’s hottest new shows in years. The highly addictive drama centers on a group of teenage girls on the same soccer team whose plane crashes, forcing them to adjust to a new life in the wilds. As they end up resorting to desperate measures to survive, the series also follows the lives of four of the girls who survived into adulthood, each hoping to keep their pasts hidden. With positive praise from critics and audiences alike, “Yellowjackets” might just be the show Showtime needs to get back into the Emmy conversation.
While Showtime has landed several acting nominations in recent years, the network has struggled to break into major series categories. His last comedy, drama or limited series to be nominated for the top prize was the miniseries “Escape at Dannemora” in 2019, with another miniseries, “Patrick Melrose”, entering the previous year. But the last time Showtime was featured in Best Drama Series was even further back: Season 5 of “Homeland” in 2016. Only two Showtime series won bids in the drama category, “Homeland” and “ Dexter”, both. landed four drama series nominations each.
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According to the latest Gold Derby Emmy ratings, “Yellowjackets” is a comfortable fifth for a drama series nomination, only behind previous winner “Succession,” “Squid Game,” and perennial nominees “Ozark” and “Better Call.” “. Saul. The series would follow in the footsteps of other female-led dramas to gain major recognition from the television academy, including “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve,” and “Pose.” But the show it most resembles (aside from the oft-cited “Lost” is “Orange Is the New Black,” nominated here in 2015, which similarly tells the story of a group of women haunted by their past. Fortunately, “Yellowjackets” won’t face the same category confusion issues that plagued “Orange” in its early days, allowing it to fight cleanly as a drama series.
That would make “Yellowjackets” the third Showtime drama to claim a spot in Best Drama Series, and given that the field has now opened up to eight nomination spots, its chances of doing so are pretty good. The show just scored a big win for the star Melanie Lynskey at the Critics Choice Awards, where it was also nominated for Best Group Drama Series. Lynskey is set to land her first-ever Emmy nomination, with Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress rounding out the show’s adult cast with other suitors.
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