2022 Emmy Nominations: ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘White Lotus’ Lead Pack


The Television Academy’s Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday, and returning shows including Succession and Ted Lasso dominated the field, with newcomers Abbott Elementary and Squid Game creating fierce competition in some categories.

Key Facts

Succession had the most nominations, with 25.

Ted Lasso and limited-series The White Lotus each received 20.

Some actors were nominated for several shows, including Sydney Sweeney for The White Lotus and Euphoria and Julia Garner for Inventing Anna and Ozark.


Outstanding Comedy Series: Abbott Elementary, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hacks, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders In The Building, Ted Lasso, What We Do In The Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary, Kailey 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 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 Drama Series: Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, Succession, Yellowjackets

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, Zendaya, Euphoria

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 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 Limited Series: Dopesick, The Dropout, Inventing Anna, Pam & Tommy, The White Lotus

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: 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 Lead Actor in a Limited 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 & Tommy

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited 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 Series or Movie: Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus, Jake Lacy, The White Lotus, Will Poulter, Dopesick, Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy, Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick, Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: A Black Lady Sketch Show, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special (Live): The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: The Facts Of Life and Diff’rent Strokes, The Oscars, Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, A Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded): Adele: One Night Only, Dave Chappelle: The Closer, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Outstanding Competition Program: The Amazing Race, Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, Nailed It, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Top Chef, The Voice

What To Watch For

The Emmy Awards air September 12 on NBC.

Key Background

Ted Lasso was a major winner at the 2021 Emmys, winning Best Comedy Series and three acting categories. Hacks dominated the remaining awards. The drama category was dominated by The Crown. The 2022 awards are eligible for television programming that aired between June 1, 2021 and May 21, 2022. The Crown did not air new episodes during this time, opening up the drama category this year. Hacks and Ted Lasso did—but are largely expected to face steep competition from Abbot Elementary and Only Murders In The Building.

Further Reading

At The Emmys, Bold Colors Ruled The Red Carpet (Forbes)

Emmys Scores Highest Ratings In 3 Years After Record-Low 2020 (Forbes)

The Biggest Surprises And Snubs From The 2021 Emmy Awards (Forbes)

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