Emmy Nominations 2022 Full List: ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and More

Emmy nominations 2022: ‘Succession’ earns most nods; ‘Squid Game’ makes history

“Succession,” the hard-hitting HBO drama about a dysfunctional family of tycoons who run a media empire, earned a total of 25 nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards on Tuesday morning.

Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Brown, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Snook, and J. The series received nominations for Best Drama for its entire main cast, including Smith-Cameron.

The Apple TV Plus comedy “Dead Lasso,” starring Jason Sudeikis as an ardent American coach of a Premier League soccer team, as well as HBO’s acclaimed limited series “The White Lotus,” are behind the 20 nominations. The wealthy vacation at a luxurious resort in Hawaii.

As usual, HBO (and HBO Max) continued to dominate, with a total of 140 nominations, including the comedian-centered comedy “Hacks” and teen nightmare fuel “Euphoria” with 17 and 16 nominations, respectively. But in a win for Hulu, the streaming service’s breakout comedy-mystery “Only Murders in the Building” earned 17 nominations, along with acting names from Steve Martin and Martin Short, while the Television Academy curiously snubbed co-lead Selena Gomez.

Winners (HBO) and losers (movie stars) of Emmy nominations.

Netflix, of course, had 105 nominations, including a history-maker: “Squid Game,” the hugely popular Korean series about debt-ridden people signing up to compete in deadly games for money. The first non-English-language show to compete in the best drama category, along with “Heir,” “Euphoria,” “Better Call Saul,” “Ozark,” “The Division,” “Stranger Things” and “Yellowjackets.”

While network shows have largely been squeezed out of the Emmys, ABC’s critically beloved freshman hit “Abbott Elementary,” set in an underfunded public school in Philadelphia, earned seven nominations, including Janelle James, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tyler James Williams and acting picks. Creator and star Quinta Brunson.

NBC’s stalwart variety sketch series “Saturday Night Live” saw nine nominations, with Kate McKinnon earning a tip of the hat for supporting actress in her farewell season and Bowen Yang for supporting actor. Only Jarrod Carmichael was nominated for his memorable episode shortly after his infamous Oscar win.

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The Emmy Awards will air Monday, September 12 on NBC.

Read the list of 2022 nominees with our analysis.

Outstanding drama series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Ozark”(Netflix)

“Severance” (Apple TV Plus)

“Squid Game” (Netflix)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

“Succession” (HBO)

“Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

“Euphoria” (HBO)

Analysis: “Squid Game,” Netflix’s Korean-language juggernaut, makes history here, but it’s got some steep competition in the category from departing academy favorites (“Better Call Saul” and “Ozark”) and newcomers (“Yellowjackets” and “Severance”) alike. HBO’s “Euphoria” is a pleasant surprise, but only to an extent considering Zendaya’s big win at the 2020 ceremony. Note the lack of network shows, though — there was apparently no love for “This Is Us” in its final season.

Outstanding comedy series

“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

“Barry” (HBO)

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“Hacks” (HBO Max)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

“What We Do In the Shadows” (FX)

Analysis: Fans of newcomers “Abbott Elementary” and “Only Murders in the Building” will be pleased to see the critically acclaimed shows appear in the category with a large number of returning nominees. Other series stands a good chance of taking home the Emmy — “Hags,” for example, managed a successful second season — but if the Academy has its finger on the pulse, it’ll go with “Abbott” or “Only.” Murders” at the end.

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Laura Linney, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

Zendaya, “Euphoria” (HBO)

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (AMC)

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” (AMC)

Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)

Analysis: This is the 13th Emmy nomination for Sandra Oh, who has yet to win a trophy. Could this finally be her year? The awards season veteran faces stiff competition from her own co-star — Jodie Comer, who won the category three years ago — and Laura Linney, who has four Emmys to her name. Critics’ Choice winner Melanie Lynskey picking up another award for “Yellowjackets” would be a nice end to a long-overdue year of attention; Zendaya, who won the year after Comer, tends to get a ton of attention, but really turned her on this past season of “Euphoria.” Reese Witherspoon, who beat out co-star Jennifer Aniston for this year’s “Morning Show” nod, is unlikely to win.

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Brian Cox, “Succession” (HBO)

Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game” (Netflix)

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Adam Scott, “Severance” (Apple TV Plus)

Jeremy Strong, “Succession” (HBO)

Analysis: The Television Academy adores “Ozark” almost as much as recognizing a series in its final season, so Jason Bateman’s nomination is a sure bet. “Heirs” stars Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong have appeared in the category before — Strong won in 2020 — while Bob Odenkirk, nominated for “Better Call Saul” nearly every year since 2015, won. The most interesting nominations here are “Division” star Adam Scott, best known for his comedic chops, and “Squid Game” Critics’ Choice winner Lee Jung-Jae.

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)

Gene Smart, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Kaley Cuoco, “Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)

Elle Fanning, “The Great” (Hulu)

Analysis: Three cheers for first-time Emmy nominees Elle Fanning and Quinta Brunson, whose comedic talent shines brightly in her breakthrough network sitcom. It’s a (well-deserved) goodbye nomination for Issa Rae — previously nominated in 2018 for “Insecure,” which closed at the end of last year — and “Keep Doing What You Do” for Rachel Brosnahan, Jean Smart, and Kaley Cuoco, all of whom are nominated and their first two. Previous winners of these roles. It’s a tight race that pits newcomers against comedy veterans; We want to see Branson take home the trophy.

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)

Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great” (Hulu)

Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Analysis: The latest season of “Atlanta” flew under the radar compared to the rest of it, making Donald Glover’s nod a little surprising. Who did we expect to see? Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis, both of whom have won similar roles in recent years, as well as complimentary performances from “Only Murders'” dynamic duo Steve Martin and Martin Short, inspire the comedy series. Nicholas Hoult is a welcome addition, but unlikely to win.

Outstanding limited series

“Dopesick” (Hulu)

“The Dropout” (Hulu)

“The White Lotus” (HBO)

“Inventing Anna” (Netflix)

“Pam & Tommy” (Hulu)

Analysis: Well, hello Hulu. Academy voters clearly loved “Topsick,” Streamer’s thorough (and utterly heartwarming) series about the opioid epidemic. They also showed love to “The Dropout,” which follows the rise and fall of Theranos (and Amanda Seyfried’s vocal cords). “Inventing Anna” and “Bam & Tommy” are the Johnny wild cards here. But HBO’s “The White Lotus” might be enough to make the characters want to trump them all. We’re a little surprised we didn’t see “The Staircase,” which picked up a Best Acting nod, or “The Maid,” which picked up Margaret Qualley as the lead actress.

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or a movie

Toni Collette, “The Staircase” (HBO Max)

Julia Garner, “Inventing Anna” (Netflix)

Lily James, “Pam & Tommy” (Hulu)

Sarah Paulson, “Impeachment: American Crime Story” (FX)

Margaret Qualley, “Maid” (Netflix)

Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout” (Hulu)

Analysis: The talent in this category is great, and many of the actresses — Collette, Garner and Paulson — have received multiple nods from the Academy over the course of their careers. Seyfried and James are newcomers to the Emmys race, and Quali gets her most visible nomination (following a 2019 supporting actress nom for “Fosse/Verdon”). Who will win is anyone’s guess, but there’s a strong argument to be made that Emmy Seyfried will be the loser, after heavy criticism for her turn as Elizabeth Holmes.

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie

Colin Firth, “The Staircase” (HBO Max)

Andrew Garfield, “Under the Banner of Heaven” (Hulu)

Oscar Isaac, “Scenes From a Marriage” (HBO)

Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Himesh Patel, “Station Eleven” (HBO Max)

Sebastian Stan, “Pam & Tommy” (Hulu)

Analysis: Colin Firth and Sebastian Stan are classic Emmy nominees, recognized for tackling real-life figures familiar to the public (criminal Michael Peterson and musician Tommy Lee, respectively). Andrew Garfield and Michael Keaton play fictional roles in real, terrifying situations (the former is a detective looking at a murder tied to the Mormon faith, and the latter is a doctor who unknowingly contributes to the opioid epidemic in the early days. ) “Scenes from a Wedding” stars Juilliard classmates, Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Hosted by the lead performances of, hasn’t appeared in this emotional torture on screen since “Inside Llewyn Davis”? Garfield looks to be the frontrunner here and has had a great year. (Himesh Patel, unlikely to win, is still good to watch.)

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)

Analysis: It looks like Emmy voters finally decided to take a closer look at Meyers’ insightful late-night show, which earns its first nod in the category. Oh, and Oliver wins, having won the “Last Week Tonight” trophy every year since 2016.

Outstanding reality-competition program

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“Nailed It!” (Netflix)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)

“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” (Amazon Prime)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Patricia Arquette, “Severance” (Apple TV Plus)

Julia Garner, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Jung Ho-Yeon, “Squid Game” (Netflix)

Christina Ricci, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

J. Smith-Cameron, “Succession” (HBO)

Sarah Snook, “Succession” (HBO)

Sydney Sweeney, “Euphoria” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Nicholas Braun, “Succession” (HBO)

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)

Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO)

Park Hae-soo, “Squid Game” (Netflix)

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession” (HBO)

John Turturro, “Severance” (Apple TV Plus)

Christopher Walken, “Severance” (Apple TV Plus)

Oh Yeong-su, “Squid Game” (Netflix)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Sarah Niles, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Anthony Carrigan, “Barry” (HBO)

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Toheeb Jimoh, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Nick Mohammed, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

Tyler James Williams, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)

Bowen Yang, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series

Jane Adams, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Harriet Sansom Harris, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Jane Lynch, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

Laurie Metcalf, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Kaitlin Olson, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Harriet Walter, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series

Jerrod Carmichael, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Bill Hader, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

James Lance, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Nathan Lane, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

Christopher McDonald, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Sam Richardson, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

Hope Davis, “Succession” (HBO)

Marcia Gay Harden, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)

Martha Kelly, “Euphoria” (HBO)

Sanaa Lathan, “Succession” (HBO)

Harriet Walter, “Succession” (HBO)

Lee You-mi, “Squid Game,” (Netflix)

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series

Adrien Brody, “Succession” (HBO)

James Cromwell, “Succession” (HBO)

Colman Domingo, “Euphoria” (HBO)

Arian Moayed, “Succession” (HBO)

Tom Pelphrey, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Alexander Skarsgard, “Succession” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie

Connie Britton, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Alexandra Daddario, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Kaitlyn Dever, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Natasha Rothwell, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Sydney Sweeney, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Mare Winningham, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or a movie

Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Jake Lacy, “The White Lotus” (HBO

Will Poulter, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Seth Rogen, “Pam & Tommy” (Hulu)

Peter Sarsgaard, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Michael Stuhlbarg, “Dopesick” (Hulu)

Steve Zahn, “The White Lotus” (HBO)

Outstanding host for a reality or competition program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye” (Netflix)

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, “Making It” (NBC)

Nicole Byer, “Nailed It!” (Netflix)

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary, “Shark Tank” (ABC)

Padma Lakshmi, “Top Chef” (Bravo)

RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

Outstanding variety sketch series

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)

“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)

“Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent” (NBC)

“Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” (CBS)

Outstanding variety special (prerecorded)

“Adele: One Night Only” (CBS)

“Dave Chappelle: The Closer” (Netflix)

“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” (HBO)

“Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” (Netflix)

“One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” (CBS)

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Five takeaways from the 2022 Emmy nominations

Five takeaways from the 2022 Emmy nominations

While introducing the nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, Television Academy President and CEO Frank Sharma touted the number of entries.

Why are so many categories dominated by artists from a few shows?

As if Academy voters couldn’t be bothered paying attention to the entire cast of all the eligible shows, the movement was often shown in the supporting acting categories. Consider the Supporting Actress for a Limited Series category, where there were seven nomination slots, all filled by actresses from two shows: HBO’s The White Lotus and Hulu’s Topsyk. (The Supporting Actor category also earned a spot for an actor from another show: Seth Rogen of Hulu’s Pam & Tommy).

Awards show experts have worried about this trend for years because it indicates that Television Academy voters aren’t sampling enough Emmy nominees and winners. Instead, there are short group shows that receive multiple nominations in each category.

This year, HBO’s comedy-drama Heirs topped the list of most nominated shows with 25 nominations, including best drama series. Out of the eight slots for a supporting actor in a play, three slots are taken up by successor actors.

Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and The White Lotus were the next most recommended shows at 20 days each; As the most nominated comedy, Ted Lasso is also big in the supporting categories with a total of six nominees in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress in Comedy slots.

Emmy voters made room for some new shows in the major nominations, with ABC’s breakout comedy Abbott Elementary earning seven nominations, including best comedy series and best actress in a comedy for star/creator Quinta Brunson. Other series that are new to the Emmys are notable: Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building and its limited series Topic, Pam & Tommy and The Dropout; Apple TV+’s oddball triumph Severance and Showtime’s Yellowjackets.

Netflix’s blockbuster hit from South Korea, Squid Game, made a little history at the Emmys by becoming the first non-English-language television series to be nominated for Outstanding Drama Series (the show received a total of 14 awards, including five acting nominations).

However, this year’s Emmy nominations are an unnecessarily narrow segment of an industry that lacks quality programming worthy of recognition. Here’s my list of big takeaways from today’s announcements.

Emmy favorites aren’t punished for lackluster seasons

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney on Netflix’s Ozark.
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It’s nice to see major nominations for new shows like Abbott Elementary, Severance, Squid Game, Yellowjackets and What We Do in the Shadows, with voters showering nominations for returning favorites even if they’re recent seasons didn’t inspire as much love. From critics or fans.

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has received nominations for best comedy and for stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalop, and Alex Borstein – the latest season has not reached the heights of past ones. Similarly, the stars of AMC’s Killing Eve — Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer — were both nominated for best actress in a drama, though the final season was panned by many critics. Crushing reviews for the finale of Netflix’s Ozark didn’t stop voters from giving it the nod as best drama series, with nominated stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner.

I’m still trying to figure out how Larry David’s HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm is nominated for Best Comedy Series.

Diversity was a mixed bag

Thanks to the success of Squid Game and the success of actors like Sandra Oh and Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang, shows featuring Asian artists and Asian characters have done well this year.

But the overall number of non-white nominees dropped significantly — with shows — including This Is Us, Black-ish, Lovecraft Country, Bridgerton, and Hamilton — with several non-white characters snapped up or ineligible.

I counted 25 non-whites in acting categories this year, compared to 41 non-whites nominated last year. In particular, we saw fewer Latino and Black candidates this year, which reduced the numbers. A sad trend is how many opportunities the Television Academy has had to highlight the work of non-white artists.

The controversy didn’t make much of a difference

Dave Chappelle earned Emmy nominations for his Netflix show, The Closer, despite a backlash from critics and advocates who called his standup special transphobic and homophobic — myself included. And despite criticism from some who felt the show might have exploited some of its female talents or presented young subjects in too revealing situations, HBO’s Euphoria earned a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series and stars Zendaya and Sydney Sweeney were recognized for Best Actress and Best Actress. Supporting actress in a drama.

Epic snubs, especially for shows on broadcast and cable TV

Series finale seasons for broadcast shows like ABC’s Black-ish and NBC’s This Is Us didn’t garner major nominations — especially disappointing because they passed up Emmy darlings. Mandy Moore certainly deserves some recognition for her tough, complex, and detailed portrayal of matriarch Rebecca Pearson on NBC’s family drama. One of TV’s most popular shows, the Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, was particularly odd when star Kevin Costner was cut here.

Pamela Adlon’s personal, insightful family drama for FX, Better Things, was squashed after its final season alongside the channel’s raunchy comedy centered around Native American characters, and reservation dogs.

Other stars who didn’t fare so well: Jennifer Aniston, who saw co-star Reese Witherspoon snub the only best actress in a drama nomination for Apple TV+’s messy The Morning Show; Saturday Night Live stalwart Kenan Thompson (who received two nominations last year); David Hyde Pierce, who was so wonderful as Julia Child’s husband on HBO Max’s Julia; Samuel L. Jackson stars in Apple TV+’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey; Selena Gomez, the only one of the three stars of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building not nominated in the acting category; The film stars Sean Penn and Julia Roberts, who appeared as Martha and John Mitchell on Starz’s Castle.

I was personally surprised to see Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show snubbed, especially since the Best Variety Sketch category repeated its two nominations last year, A Black Lady Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live. (As I’ve mentioned before, many new shows with vibrant, non-white voices, like Showtime’s Teses and Mero and HBO Max’s That Damn Michael Shay, may be locked out of a lack of nomination spots.)

Superheroes took a back seat

This year, the “genre” show nominated for Best Drama is Netflix’s horror/supernatural drama Stranger Things. Last year, superhero shows like Amazon’s The Boys and Marvel’s WandaVision on Disney+ received major nominations. But superhero fatigue seems to have swept through Emmyland in 2022, resulting in major category snubs for Loki and its stars Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson.

A few cool extras

It was great to see Better Call Sal star Rhea Seahorn finally get a nomination, even for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (I’m assuming she submitted as a supporting actress since she’s the most visible female character on the show. A strategy to land in less competitive categories – it worked). First-time accolades for ace performers like comic Jarrod Carmichael (SNL and his standup special Rothaniel), The White Lotus’s Jennifer Coolidge, Euphoria’s Coleman Domingo, and FX’s Andrew Garfield from Under the Banner of Heaven were especially gratifying. I also loved that Lizzo’s Amazon series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, shakes up a great competition segment usually dominated by RuPaul’s Drag Race.

And I was personally honored to see two important documentaries on black culture receive nominations: W. Kamau Bell’s We Need to Talk About Cosby on Showtime and Netflix’s jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, both nominated for Best Documentary/Nonfiction Series.

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