Emmy Nominations 2022: ‘Succession,’ ‘Squid Game,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ dominates in major categories

Succession received the top 25 nominations at Tuesday’s 74th Emmy Awards ceremony, but the satirical drama about rich people being cutthroat has an important challenger in the form of The Squid Game, the first non-English-language drama series to compete for TV’s highest honor. Global sensation Squid Game, a dystopian competition show where participants battle for their lives, has garnered 14 nominations, including Best Drama, making Global sensation Squid Game the first non-English-language program to win this category. Squid Game, a drama based in South Korea in which cash-strapped competitors risk their lives for the chance of winning cash prizes, earned Best Drama and 13 more nominations at this Septembers Emmy Awards.

Netflix’s science-fiction drama Stranger Things sneaked into best drama, and Rhea Seehorn, an actress in Better Call Saul, earned her first nomination, which she had been waiting to see, along with co-star Bob Odenkirk. Successions Bryan Cox and Jeremy Strong led Best Actor in the drama series category, which also featured Jason Bateman of Ozark, Lee Jeong-Jae of Squid Games, Bob Odenkirk of Better Call Saul, and Adam Scott of Apple TV Plus. Successions, for instance, earned Best Drama nominations, along with acting nominations for Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and J.S. Smith-Cameron.

Succession had seven acting nominations, Apple TVs Ted Lasso had six, and HBO’s The White Lotus had eight-five in the supporting actress category alone. Succession led in total nominations, with 25, followed by Ted Lasso at 20, tied with The White Lotus for most in the Limited Series category.

Other major winners included Hacks and Only Murders in the Building, which received 17 nominations each, and Euphoria, which had 16. Other big winners included HBO comedy Maxs Hacks and Hulus Only Murders in the Building — both of which received 17 nominations. Ted Lasso received nominations for Best Comedy, while cast members Jason Sudekis, Juno Temple, and Hannah Waddingham all earned nods. Ted Lasso was the big winner of the 2021 Emmy Awards, winning Best Comedy Series as well as the Three Acts categories.

Ted Lasso dominates the comedy nominations

HBO and HBO Max, with a leading total of 140 nominations, narrowly edged Netflix’s 105 for the second year in a row. 

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to air on Sept. 12 on NBC. A host hasn’t yet been announced.

The 2022 Emmy nominees are :

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Squid Game
Stranger Things

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

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
The Dropout
Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The White Lotus

Outstanding 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 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 Actor in a Limited Series, Movie, or Anthology
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 & Tommy

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, Movie, or Anthology
Toni Collette, The Staircase
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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 Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 22, 2022, airing at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The show will air on NBC and the streaming platform Peacock. 

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