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2022 Emmy Award nominations
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2022 Emmy Award nominations

2022 Emmy Award nominations
Photo: © ANP

The nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards have been announced, and the award for Outstanding Drama Series is set to have fierce competition between the likes of Squid Game, Succession and Better Call Saul.

The Primetime Emmy Awards is an awards ceremony dedicated to celebrating the best of primetime television each year whether it be from an artistic or technical point of view. It is generally considered to be the most prestigious TV award ceremony in the world and has been running since the first ceremony took place at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles in 1949.

The most coveted awards are for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, though each of the awards given on the night comes with its own degree of prestige.

Each category winner is awarded a copy of a golden statuette as a trophy which depicts a winged muse holding an electron.

For 2022, Succession leads the way with 25 nominations across all categories, while Ted Lasso and The White Lotus have 20 each.

Here, you'll find the nominations for the major honours.

Outstanding Drama Series Nominations

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Euphoria (HBO)

Ozark (Netflix)

Severance (Apple TV+)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Succession (HBO)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Better Call Saul
4.12 (2166)

Better Call Saul (2015-2022)

Six years before the events of Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer looking to move up in the world. In Better Call Saul, we witness Jimmy's eventual transformation into Saul Goodman as he becomes increasingly entrenched in the criminal underworld.

Developed by: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould
Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Rhea Seehorn

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Outstanding Comedy Series Nominations

Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Barry (HBO)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Hacks (HBO)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Abbott Elementary
2.50 (6)

Abbott Elementary (2021-2024)

A group of dedicated, passionate teachers and a somewhat tone-deaf principal are brought together at Abbott Elementary at a Philadelphia public school. Despite great setbacks, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. While these teachers may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do, even if they don't like the school district's stance on teaching children.

Developed by: Quinta Brunson
Stars: Quinta Brunson, Bodhi Dell and Tyler James Williams

Apple TVGoogle Play MoviesAmazon VideoHulu

Outstanding Limited Series

Dopesick (Hulu)

The Dropout (Hulu)

Inventing Anna (Netflix)

Pam and Tommy (Hulu)

The White Lotus (HBO)

4.00 (85)

Dopesick (2021)

In the heart of a small town in the state of Virginia, a portrait is painted of families affected by the opioid crisis in the United States. The portraits of the families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is now. They shed hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history. This goes from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma to the corridors of the DEA.

Developed by: Danny Strong
Stars: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg


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)

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)

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)

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)

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