The 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are almost here. That means it’s time to celebrate the best TV has to offer, on a star-studded September night in Los Angeles.
NBC’s long-running variety sketch series Saturday Night Live has the most ever Emmy nominations (315) and wins (86). It’s up for nine Emmys in 2022. Game of Thrones reigns supreme as the most-decorated drama series of all-time. HBO’s fantasy hit was nominated 160 times and won 59 Emmys during its run from 2011-2019.
When it comes to acting, two women stand atop the Emmy mountain. Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have each won eight Emmys. Ed Asner takes those honors for the actors, leading the way with 7 Emmy awards.
Read on to find out when the 2022 Emmy Awards are on, where to watch them, and to see if your favorite shows and stars are nominated.
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What are the Emmy Awards?
CAPTION: Fun fact: the Emmy statue is named “immy,” slang for the tube used in early TV cameras.
The Emmy Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding work in television and emerging media. It’s like the Oscars for movies or the Grammys for music.
The Emmys started in 1949 with just six categories. All nominees came from Los Angeles, and all programs had to be aired in LA. The 2022 Emmy Awards have 118 categories and a more international flavor. The nominees span primetime TV, daytime TV, news, sports, and documentary.
2022’s notable Emmy awards include Outstanding Drama Series, Comedy Series, Limited or Anthology Series, and Variety Talk Series. You’ll also see individual awards for Outstanding Actress and Actor, Director, Writer, and much more.
When are the Emmy Awards 2022?
The 2022 Emmy Awards will take place in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET. Keenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live is this year’s host.
CAPTION: The Microsoft Theater has hosted the Emmy Awards since 2008
Where to Watch the 2022 Emmy Awards
The 2022 Emmy Awards will be aired on NBC and are available to live-stream on NBC.com, via your cable or satellite provider. You can also stream it live on NBC with YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock, or Hulu + Live TV.
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The 2022 Emmy Award Nominees
There are more categories and nominees for the 2022 Emmys than ever before. HBO and HBO Max received a combined 140 nominations (108 for HBO, 32 for HBO Max). Its drama series Succession got an Emmy-leading 25 nominations. That includes a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series and 14 for acting. HBO’s Limited Series The White Lotus got 20 nominations, tied for second-most with my 2022 personal favorite, Apple TV+’s comedy Ted Lasso.
CAPTION: I’m pulling for Ted Lasso, but the 2022 comedy series nominees are all solid
Jason Sudeikis won the 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Ted Lasso. He was great in the show’s second season, but the early favorites for this year’s Emmys are Bill Hader for HBO’s Barry and Steve Martin for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. Hader got the most individual nominations, with 4, including Actor, Writer, and Director for Barry and Guest Actor for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Netflix has already made Emmy’s history in 2022. Its breakout hit Squid Game is the first ever non-English-speaking Outstanding Drama Series nominee. Another great Emmys 2022 story is ABC’s Abbot Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson becoming the youngest black woman in history nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
CAPTION: Squid Game is up for 14 awards, including four for acting
And now for all the nominees… Here’s a list of some of the biggest categories and their nominees. Visit Emmys.com to see a complete list of the nominees for all 118 categories.
|Outstanding Drama Series||Better Call Saul (AMC)|
Severance (Apple TV+)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Abbott Elementary (ABC)|
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
|Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series||Dopesick (Hulu)|
The Dropout (Hulu)
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Pam and Tommy (Hulu)
The White Lotus (HBO)
|Outstanding 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)
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Jason Bateman (Ozark)|
Brian Cox (Succession)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Adam Scott (Severance)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)|
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
|Outstanding 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)
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Toni Collette (The Staircase)|
Julia Garner (Inventing Anna)
Lily James (Pam and Tommy)
Sarah Paulson (Impeachment: American Crime Story)
Margaret Qualley (MAID)
Amanda Seyfriend (The Dropout)
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Colin Firth (The Staircase)|
Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)
Oscar Isaac (Scenes From A Marriage)
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
Himesh Patel (Station Eleven)
Sebastian Stan (Pam and Tommy)
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Patricia Arquette (Severance)|
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)
Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)
Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nicholas Braun (Succession)|
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Park Hae-soo (Squid Game)
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
John Turturro (Severance)
Christopher Walken (Severance)
Oh Yeong-su (Squid Game)
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)|
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Anthony Carrigan (Barry)|
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso)
Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Connie Britton (The White Lotus)|
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus)
Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus)
Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus)
Mare Winningham (Dopesick)
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus)|
Jake Lacy (The White Lotus)
Will Poulter (Dopesick)
Seth Rogan (Pam and Tommy)
Peter Sarsgaard (Dopesick)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Dopesick)
Steve Zahn (The White Lotus)
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Hope Davis (Succession)|
Marcia Gay Harden (The Morning Show)
Martha Kelly (Euphoria)
Sanaa Lathan (Succession)
Harriet Walter (Succession)
Lee You-mi (Squid Game)
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Adrien Brody (Succession)|
James Cromwell (Succession)
Colman Domingo (Euphoria)
Arian Moayed (Succession)
Tom Pelphrey (Ozark)
Alexander Skarsgård (Succession)
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Jane Adams (Hacks)|
Harriet Sansom Harris (Hacks)
Jane Lynch (Only Murders in the Building)
Laurie Metcalf (Hacks)
Kaitlin Olson (Hacks)
Harriet Walter (Ted Lasso)
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Jerrod Carmichael (Saturday Night Live)|
Bill Hader (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
James Lance (Ted Lasso)
Nathan Lane (Only Murders in the Building)
Christopher McDonald (Hacks)
Sam Richardson (Ted Lasso)
|Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series||Jason Bateman (Ozark)|
Hwang Dong-hyuk (Squid Game)
Karyn Kusama (Yellowjackets)
Mark Mylod (Succession)
Lorene Scafaria (Succession)
Ben Stiller (Severance)
Cathy Yan (Succession)
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Lucia Aniello (Hacks)|
Jamie Babbit (Only Murders in the Building)
Mary Lou Belli (The Ms. Pat Show)
MJ Delaney (Ted Lasso)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Hiro Murai (Atlanta)
|Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Danny Strong (Dopesick)|
Michael Showalter (The Dropout)
Francesca Gregorini (The Dropout)
John Wells (MAID)
Hiro Murai (Station Eleven)
Mike White (The White Lotus)
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series||Jim Hoskinson (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)|
Don Roy King & Liz Patrick (Saturday Night Live)
Paul Pennolino & Christopher Werner (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver)
Bridget Stokes (A Black Lady Sketch Show)
Alexander J. Vietmeier (Late Night with Seth Meyers)
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special||Bo Burnham (Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel)|
Paul Dugdale (Adele: One Night Only)
Hamish Hamilton (The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show 2022)
Stan Lathan (Dave Chappelle: The Closer)
Norm Macdonald & Jeff Tomsic (Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special)
|Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||Jesse Armstrong (Succession)|
Hwang Dong-hyuk (Squid Game)
Dan Erickson (Severance)
Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (Yellowjackets)
Chris Mundy (Ozark)
Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul)
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky (Hacks)|
Jane Becker (Ted Lasso)
Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau & Bill Hader (Barry)
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
John Hoffman & Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
Sarah Naftalis & Stefani Robinson (What We Do In The Shadows)
|Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Sarah Burgess (Impeachment: American Crime Story)|
Elizabeth Meriwether (The Dropout)
Molly Smith Metzler (MAID)
Patrick Somerville (Station Eleven)
Danny Strong (Dopesick)
Mike White (The White Lotus)
|Outstanding Television Movie||Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)|
Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon (Paramount+)
The Survivor (HBO Max)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)
|Outstanding Variety Talk Series||The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)|
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
|Outstanding Variety Sketch Series||A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)|
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
|Outstanding Variety Special (Live)||The 64th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)|
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes (ABC)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show 2022 (NBC)
Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back! (CBS)
|Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)||Adele: One Night Only (CBS)|
Dave Chappelle: The Closer (Netflix)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (HBO Max)
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (Netflix)
One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (CBS)
|Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special||My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Netflix)|
The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple TV+)
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)
The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
|Outstanding Competition Program||The Amazing Race (CBS)|
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Prime Video)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
|Outstanding Structured Reality Program||Antiques Roadshow (PBS)|
Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia Network)
Love Is Blind (Netflix)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Shark Tank (ABC)
|Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program||Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo)|
Love On The Spectrum U.S. (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked (VH1)
Selling Sunset (Netflix)
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What are the Emmy Awards?
The Emmy Awards are the ultimate recognition for the best in TV and emerging media. It’s the television equivalent to the Academy Awards. The 2022 Emmys have 118 categories. Notable awards include Outstanding Comedy Series, Drama Series, Limited Series, Actress, Actor, Variety Talk Series… The list goes on.
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When is the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony?
The 2022 Emmy Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET. The show will be aired live on NBC. You can stream it on NBC.com, if you have a cable TV provider. You can also stream it using your YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock, or Hulu + Live TV subscription.
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Who has the most nominations at the 2022 Emmys?
HBO and its streaming service HBO Max combined got the most 2022 Emmy nominations with 140 (108 for HBO, 32 for HBO Max). HBO’s acclaimed drama series Succession got the most nominations for any show, reeling in a whopping 25.
The most individual nominations went to Bill Hader. The star of HBO’s comedy series Barry was nominated for four Emmys. These include Outstanding Lead Actor, Writer, and Director for Barry, as well as Outstanding Guest Actor for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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