Emma Stone, Benny Safdie, Nathan Fielder


Showtime’s satirical thriller “The Curse,” created by stars Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie and in addition starring Emma Stone, has completely shared its Emmy submission plans with Variety.

The three multi-hyphenates can have a couple of probability at recognition throughout numerous classes for producing, appearing, directing, writing and modifying.

“The Curse” explores the tumultuous lives of a married couple (Fielder and Stone), who encounter a string of misfortunes whereas filming an HGTV collection in New Mexico. Their challenges are compounded by a doubtful “curse” and a manipulative producer (Safdie), which collectively threaten each the present and their relationship.

Stone, recent off her second greatest actress Oscar win for her function in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” is eyeing her first Emmy nod. She seeks recognition for her portrayal of Whitney, the co-host of the couple’s present about eco-friendly properties. Additionally, Stone is vying for a visitor comedy actress nod for her hilarious stint on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Winning in both class would make her the third girl to clinch each appearing Oscars and Emmys in the identical 12 months, a feat beforehand achieved by Helen Hunt in 1997 and Helen Mirren in 2006.

Stone additionally contributes as an govt producer, alongside Fielder and Safdie.

Benny Safdie as Dougie in THE CURSE, Season 1. Photo Credit: John Paul Lopez/A24/Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.
A24/Paramount+ with Showtime

Both Fielder and Safdie have 4 entries every within the combine. They co-wrote the pilot, “Land of Enchantment,” which is able to characterize the collection within the writing class. Pilot episodes usually obtain favorable consideration from the writing peer group, which is able to make them possible candidates for a point out.

Fielder is competing in lead drama actor and can also be within the directing drama race for the wild and loopy finale episode “Green Queen,” that includes visitor comedy actress contender Rachael Ray. His sole Emmy nomination got here in 2019 for steering the variability collection “Who is America?” with Sacha Baron Cohen. Perhaps lightning can strike twice?

Fielder’s appearing bid pits him towards high-profile actors like Tom Hiddleston in “Loki,” Gary Oldman in “Slow Horses,” and Dominic West in “The Crown,” in a tightly contested race with solely six slots obtainable.

Safdie, recent from his success as a part of the ensemble of the perfect image winner “Oppenheimer,” faces a probably smoother path within the supporting class for his work as Dougie, the sleazy producer. With a number of actors from “The Crown” and “The Morning Show” threatening to separate votes amongst one another, and eight slots obtainable, his competitors solely contains Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, as the daddy of the younger lady that curses the couple. His first profession Emmy nom might be incoming.

Additionally, Safdie edited the episode “Down and Dirty,” which is one in every of two episodes submitted by the community on this class; the opposite being Adam Locke-Norton’s acclaimed work on the finale.

Showtime has put ahead 29 submissions for consideration, although this record will not be full as actors and artisans may submit themselves.

Read: All Primetime Emmy predictions in each class on Variety’s Awards Circuit.

  • Outstanding Drama Series — Joshua Bachove, Ronald Bronstein, Ashley Browning, Marissa Cattel, Nathan Fielder, Ali Herting, Carrie Kemper, Adam Locke-Norton, Dave McCary, Mary Beth Minthorn, Ravi Nandan, Alli Reich, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Emma Stone, Kaitlin Waldron, Inman Young
  • Writing for a Drama Series — Episode 101 – “Land of Enchantment” – Nathan Fielder & Benny Safdie, Written by
  • Directing for a Drama Series — Episode 110 – “Green Queen” – Nathan Fielder, Directed by
  • Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) — Maceo Bishop, Director of Photography
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Nathan Fielder
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Emma Stone
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Nizhonniya Luxi Austin, Hikmah Warsame
  • Guest Actor in a Drama Series — Corbin Bernsen, Vincent Pastore
  • Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Constance Shulman, Rachael Ray, Dahabo Ahmed
  • Casting for a Drama Series — Jennifer Venditti, Angelique Midthunder, Casting by
  • Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More) — Katie Byron, Production Designer
  • Picture Editing for a Drama Series — Adam Locke-Norton, ACE, Editor – episode 110 “Green Queen” and Benny Safdie – episode 108 – “Down and Dirty”
  • Contemporary Costumes – Katina Danabassis, Costume Designer
  • Contemporary Hairstyling – Ahou Mofid, Hair Department Head
  • Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) — Svetlana Britt, Make-up Department Head
  • Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) — John Medeski, Music by
  • Music Supervision — Sarah Maniquis-Garrisi, Music Supervisor
  • Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) — Nick Forshager, Supervising Sound Editor
  • Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) — Phillip Bladh, Production Sound Mixer, Larry Benjamin, Re-Recording Mixer, Tim Hoogenakker, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Stunt Coordination for Drama Programming — Timothy Eulich, Stunt Coordinator
  • Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode — Episode 110 — “Green Queen” — Ingenuity, Eric Binmoeller, Visual Effects by


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