Want to See Foreign Language Content at the Emmys? It’s Time to Elevate the International Emmys
When it comes to the Emmys, the TV Academy has long struggled with questions of quantity and quality — and that’s even before accounting for the fact that a whole set of series beloved by audiences, critics, and awards voters all over the world are not even eligible for TV’s top prize.While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been building a more diverse membership partly by adding more international members — yielding the first Korean Best Picture Oscar-winner “Parasite” as well as back-to-back Asian Best Director Oscar-winners, Bong Joon Ho and Chloé Zhao — the TV Academy shuts out of Primetime Emmy consideration most foreign language content.Foreign television production is ineligible for Emmys unless it’s the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between U.S.
and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and with the intent to show on U.S.
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