Nominations for the 74th Emmy® Awards recognised an abundance of exceptional new programming and talent, returning favorites and veteran performers, and a broad spectrum of innovative storytelling across multiple platforms.
A year of notable achievement for women and women of colour equally. Almost half of the directors nominated in the scripted directing categories were women. This season also saw women receive almost 40% of the nominations in the scripted writing categories. Thirty-four percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Writing in all writing categories were women.
In 2021 #Emmysowhite was trending with the need for that Michaela Coel speech that we all hang on to. In 2022 the nominations are looking notably more diverse with this year’s ceremony seeing numerable black women being recognised for their talent.
It looks like it may be a successful night for the stars of Ted Lasso Sarah Niles who plays Dr Sharon Filedstone is among the impressive list of 20 nominations, and this is a first-time Emmy nominee for the British actress.
Making history Quinta Brunson became the first Black woman to receive three comedy Emmy nominations. She not just plays the lead role in the Disney+ hit comedy series Abbott Elementary, but is also showrunner, executive producer and creator of the series.
Cast members Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph also earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Lee Ralph (Moesha) has been acting on our screens and Broadway stages for decades it is surprising that this is her first EMMY nomination.
Zendaya became the youngest person to receive an acting nomination two years in a row with a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in HBO’s Euphoria.
Lizzo: “Watch Out For the Big Grrrls,” Lizzo’s dance competition on Amazon Prime nominated for six Emmy Awards.
Round up of all the other nominees
Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks and Only Murders in the Building (17) and Euphoria (16).
Scherma said. “As we prepare for the entertainment industry’s biggest night, we are thrilled to honor the innovators, creators, performers and storytellers who are propelling this platinum age of television.”
In total, there were 50 first-time performer nominees across all performer categories this season including Chadwick Boseman (What If…?), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Elle Fanning (The Great), Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of
Heaven), Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game), Oscar Isaac (Scenes From A Marriage), Lily
James (Pam & Tommy), Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game), Barack Obama (Our Great
National Parks), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary), Adam Scott (Severance),
Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy), Peter Sarsgaard (Dopesick), Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout), and Sydney Sweeney (two first-time nominations, Euphoria and The White Lotus).
In addition to Sweeney, individuals with multiple nominations this year include
Jason Bateman (performance and directing for Ozark), Quinta Brunson
(performance and writing for Abbott Elementary), Nicole Byer (host for Nailed It
and writing for Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)), Jerrod Carmichael (performance Saturday Night Live and writing for Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel), Julia Garner (Ozark and Inventing Anna), Bill Hader (performance, writing and directing for Barry and performance for Curb Your Enthusiasm), Steve Martin (performance and writing for Only Murders in the Building), Amy Poehler (host for
Making It and directing for Lucy and Desi), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul and Cooper’s Bar), Harriet Walter (Ted Lasso and Succession) and Zendaya (performance and music and lyrics for Euphoria).
The live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
Final-round online voting begins August 12, 2022.
The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on
Monday, September 12 (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock. The 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, September 10, at 8:00 PM EDT/PDT on FXX.