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Emmys 2022: The Winners

by Andrew J. Salazar
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The road to the 2022 Emmys 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 season. Global phenomenons such as Netflix’s Squid Game and AppleTV’s Ted Lasso dominated the streaming zeitgeist as the most-watched programs on their respective services, and as expected, were given plenty of love from the Television Academy at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmys. This year’s batch of Emmy winners brings a whole new slew of historic records and achievements, and Squid Game covers just the half of it.

To start from the highest winners of the night, HBO’s The White Lotus came out on top with a final tally of 10 awards (counting both the 2022 Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys). Euphoria and Squid Game then tied in second place with 6 total wins this year, each of them making unique Emmy history. Euphoria star Zendaya is now the first Black woman to win Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice and the youngest two-timer in any Emmy category ever. Lee Jung-jae became the first performer from a foreign language program to win Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys and is also the fourth Asian actor to win an acting Emmy ever. Likewise, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is now the first Asian creative to win the Emmy for Best Directing in a Drama Series. Another notable feat, Quinta Brunson became only the second Black woman to win Best Writing for a Comedy Series in Emmy history for Abbott Elementary.

A slew of fan-favorite stars such as Michael Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Sheryl Lee Ralph, & Matthew Macfayden celebrated as first-time Emmy winners this year. Shows like Succession and Ted Lasso still managed to squeeze in and walk away with 4 big titles each, winning Best Drama and Comedy series respectively. Although, this just meant that there wasn’t any room left for other favorites to get some kind of spotlight. The Showtime gem Yellowjackets walked away empty handed this year, and AppleTV’s Severence didn’t leave as deep an impact as expected. But more regrettably, AMC’s Better Call Saul got zero recognition once again – meaning that its now been nominated 46 times since its debut in 2015 and has won absolutely nothing. There’s still a chance it can win next year as the show’s final 6 episodes are eligible, however, some fans are losing hope as this is without a doubt the biggest upset of this year’s Emmys.

Did your favorite shows walk away as winners at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmys? The full list of 2022 Emmy winners can be found below and as a bonus, certain winners from the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys are also included below to give you a bigger picture of this past TV season. You can also refresh your memory and find the final winners here from this year’s OscarsGolden GlobesCritics ChoiceBAFTAsMTV Awards, and our very own DiscussingFilm Critics Awards!

74th Primetime Emmy Winners


Limited Series

Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The Dropout
The White Lotus – WINNER

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 – WINNER

Writing For a Limited Series or Movie

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Elizabeth Meriwether, The Dropout
Molly Smith Metzler, Maid
Mike White, The White Lotus – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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
Succession – WINNER

Directing For a Drama Series

Ben Stiller, Severance
Cathy Yan, Succession
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER

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 – WINNER

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Christopher Walken, Severance
John Turturro, Severance
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfayden, Succession – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER

Writing For a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary – WINNER
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 – WINNER

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 – WINNER

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso – WINNER
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 – WINNER

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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live – WINNER

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 Final Award Winners of 2022:

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