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Emmys 2022: The Nominations

by Andrew J. Salazar
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This list has been updated with winners from the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys

The nominations for the 2022 Emmys are finally here! The road to the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards has been a special one, given the wide variety of shows that have thrived and broken all kinds of new records for many platforms in the last year. Global phenomenons such as Netflix’s Squid Game and Marvel’s Loki dominated the streaming zeitgeist as the most-watched programs on their respective streaming services, and as expected, were given plenty of love from the Television Academy in this year’s Emmy nominations.

In a not-so-surprising move, however, HBO’s Succession came in as the top dog with 25 nominations total. HBO’s The White Lotus and AppleTV’s Ted lasso follow with 20 noms a piece. The HBO Max original comedy series Hacks and Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building then tied in third place with 17 noms. Netflix’s Stranger Things and Squid Game showed up with 13 and 14 noms respectively. In terms of newcomers that made a notable splash, ABC’s Abbott Elementary, Showtime’s Yellowjackets, and AppleTV’s Severence all got a decent load of recognition. The Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ gathered 19 spots in total, Moon Knight leading with 8 noms, Loki coming in second with 6, the animated anthology series What If…? following in third place with 3, and Hawkeye finally squeezing in with only 2.

When talking about upsets, Netflix’s limited series Inventing Anna managed to slide in and claims some space in what is usually considered one of the most jam-packed races of the year. Other fan-favorite programs such as Netflxi’s horror series Midnight Mass and FX’s Reservation Dogs were sadly completely shut out with no love whatsoever. Did your favorite shows get the spotlight they deserve, or worse… get snubbed? Check out all the nominations below and stay tuned as we cover the Emmys leading up to the big night on Monday September 12, 2022! In the meantime, you can also refresh your memory and find the final winners here for this year’s OscarsGolden GlobesCritics ChoiceBAFTAsMTV Awards, and our very own DiscussingFilm Critics Awards!

74th Primetime Emmy Nominations


Limited Series

Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The Dropout
The White Lotus

Television Movie

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers – WINNER
Ray Donovan: The Movie
Reno 911!: The Hunt for Q-Anon
The Survivor
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

Direction For a Limited Series

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Francesca Gregorini, The Dropout
Hiro Murai, Station Eleven
John Wells, Maid
Michael Showalter, The Dropout
Mike White, The White Lotus

Writing For a Limited Series or Movie

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Elizabeth Meriwether, The Dropout
Molly Smith Metzler, Maid
Mike White, The White Lotus
Patrick Somerville, Station Eleven
Sarah Burgess, Impeachment: American Crime Story

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
Colin Firth, The Staircase
Himesh Patel, Station Eleven
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Toni Collette, The Staircase

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jake Lacy, The White Lotus
Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick
Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy
Steve Zahn, The White Lotus
Will Poulter, Dopesick

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus
Connie Britton, The White Lotus
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Mare Winningham, Dopesick
Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus
Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus


Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Squid Game
Stranger Things

Directing For a Drama Series

Ben Stiller, Severance
Cathy Yan, Succession
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Karyn Kusama, Yellowjackets
Lorene Scafaria, Succession
Mark Mylod, Succession

Writing For A Drama Series

Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets
Chris Mundy, Ozark
Dan Erickson, Severance
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game
Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets
Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Adam Scott, Severance
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Brian Cox, Succession
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Lee Jung-Jae, Squid Game

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Zendaya, Euphoria

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Christopher Walken, Severance
John Turturro, Severance
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfayden, Succession
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game
Park Hae-soo, Squid Game

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets
J. Smith Cameron, Succession
Julia Garner, Ozark
Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game
Patricia Arquette, Severance
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
Sarah Snook, Succession
Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Adrien Brody, Succession
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession
Arian Moayed, Succession
Colman Domingo, Euphoria – WINNER
James Cromwell, Succession
Tom Pelphrey, Ozark

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Harriet Walter, Succession
Hope Davis, Succession
Lee You-mi, Squid Game – WINNER
Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show
Martha Kelly, Euphoria
Sanaa Lathan, Succession


Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso
What We Do in the Shadows

Directing For a Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry
Cherien Dabis, Only Murders In The Building
Hiro Murai, Atlanta
Jamie Babbit, Only Murders In The Building
Lucia Aniello, Hacks
Mary Lou Belli, The Ms. Pat Show
MJ Delaney, Ted lasso

Writing For a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Duffy Boudreau, Barry
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry
Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, Hacks
Steve Martin and John Hoffman, Only Murders In The Building
Jane Becker, Ted Lasso
Sarah Naftalis, What We Do In The Shadows
Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jean Smart, Hacks

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Henry Winkler, Barry
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso
Tony Shaloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Christopher McDonald, Hacks
James Lance, Ted Lasso
Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live
Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building – WINNER
Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Guest Actress in A Comedy Series

Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks
Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso
Jane Adams, Hacks
Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building
Laurie Metcalfe, Hacks – WINNER
Kaitlin Olson, Hacks


Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNER

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
Love Is Blind
Queer Eye – WINNER
Shark Tank

Unstructured Reality Program

Below Deck Mediterranean
Love On The Spectrum U.S. – WINNER
RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked
Selling Sunset

Competition Program

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Girls
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Amazing Race
Top Chef
The Voice


Variety Talk Series

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Adele: One Night Only – WINNER
Dave Chappelle: The Closer
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special
One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga


Animated Program

Arcane – WINNER
Bob’s Burgers
Rick And Morty
The Simpsons
What If…?

Short Form Animated Program 

Love, Death + Robots – WINNER
Robot Chicken
Star Wars: Visions 
The Boys Presents: Diabolical
When Billie Met Lisa

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Chadwick Boseman as Star Lord T’Challa, What If…? – WINNER
F. Murray Abraham as Khonshu, Moon Knight
Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, What If…?
Jessica Walter as Malory Archer, Archer
Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton
Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress, Big Mouth
Stanley Tucci as Bitsy, Central Park

The 74th Primetime Emmys will take place on September 12, 2022!

The Final Award Winners of 2022:

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