Emmys 2022: What to Expect and How to Watch

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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, which honor the year’s top TV programs and performances, will be handed out on Monday.

Before television’s big night, here is everything you need to know.

The Host

This year’s host, Kenan Thompson, will take center stage while broadcasting live from downtown Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Although Thompson has had six nominations, this is his first time presenting the Emmys.

When his hosting role was confirmed, Thompson stated in a statement: “Being a part of this great evening where we honor the best of the television world is tremendously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longstanding network family — makes it even more special.” Like all TV viewers, I am eager to meet the cast members of my favorite series.

How to Watch

At 8 o’clock, NBC will broadcast the Emmy Awards. E.T, but it will also be broadcast live on NBC’s streaming service Peacock, Hulu, and YouTube TV.

The Nominations

With a total of 25 nominations, “Succession” received the most nominations of any program. It also received awards for outstanding drama and outstanding lead actors for Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong. With 20 nominations, including one for outstanding comedy series, “Ted Lasso” took first place in the comedy category. Jason Sudeikis, the star, is nominated for outstanding lead actor, and supporting actor candidates include Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, and Hannah Waddingham. The final two programs on the list of top five nominees, “Hacks” and “Only Murders In the Building,” each received 17 nominations.

Who Should Win the 2022 Emmys and Who Will?

In the drama categories this year, “Squid Game” from Netflix, “Succession” from HBO, and “Yellowjackets” from Starz are competing, while “Ted Lasso” and “Abbott Elementary” are up for comedy awards. Excellent shows were nominated in all categories this year, making it a competitive year, but at the end of the night, only one program or performer could win the award in each category. Furthermore, only one should genuinely do it.

In advance of Monday’s Emmy event, which will be hosted by “Saturday Night Live” actor Kenan Thompson (NBC, 8 EDT/5 PDT), we provide our best guesses for who will triumph in the major categories:

DRAMA SERIES

“Euphoria” (HBO)

“Ozark” (Netflix)

“Severance” (Apple TV+)

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Succession” (HBO)

“Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

“Squid Game” (Netflix)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Will win: “Succession”

Should win: “Severance”

There isn’t much that can stop HBO’s “Succession,” like the Roy family itself; the show went away with a truckload of Emmys the last time it was eligible for them in 2020, and the third season finally debuted to rave reviews last fall. HBO’s media satire is excellent, but Apple debuted one of the most unexpected and moving series with the sci-fi-tinged “Severance,” which might take the top slot in a year with less competition.

COMEDY SERIES

“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

Elle Fanning, “The Great” (Hulu)

Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

Should win: “Abbott Elementary”

Will win: “Ted Lasso”

Few TV success stories are as uplifting and deserving as “Abbott Elementary,” the little-known network sitcom. The finest comedy of the year, “Abbott,” by Quinta Brunson, is set in a Philadelphia primary school and became an instant classic. However, “Ted Lasso,” the soccer and joy machine starring Jason Sudeikis, won the 2021 Emmys for its first season, so its second season won’t be as easily won.

LIMITED SERIES

“Dopesick” (Hulu)

“The Dropout” (Hulu)

“Inventing Anna” (Netflix)

“Pam & Tommy” (Hulu)

“The White Lotus” (HBO)

Should win: “The White Lotus”

Will win: “The White Lotus”

If you look at the complete list of Emmy nominations, you may think that voters only watched HBO’s class-skewering limited series “The White Lotus,” which is set at a posh Hawaiian resort. Nearly the entire cast of the show, along with its creators, was nominated. It’s almost certain to win this award if not all the others (although the series couldn’t possibly win everything because several of its actors are up against each other in the competition). And it’s well-deserved since writer Mike White developed a clever parody that is so expertly tailored to our current cultural context.

LEAD ACTOR, 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+)

Jeremy Strong, “Succession” (HBO)

Should win: Bob Odenkirk

Will win: Lee Jung-Jae

It was obvious “Squid Game,” a South Korean dystopian thriller, would raise a sensation at the Emmys when it became viral on Netflix last year. Lee received this honor earlier this year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and he’s probably going to win it again on Monday night. Lee was excellent as the lead in “Squid,” but it would also be good to see Odenkirk recognized for his many years of outstanding work on “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff, “Saul.” Lee was excellent as the protagonist in “Squid.”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)

Elle Fanning, “The Great” (Hulu)

Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)

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

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Jean Smart, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Should win: Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Will win: Jean Smart, “Hacks”

It was obvious “Squid Game,” a South Korean dystopian thriller, would raise a sensation at the Emmys when it became viral on Netflix last year. Lee received this honor earlier this year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and he’s probably going to win it again on Monday night. Lee was excellent as the lead in “Squid,” but it would also be good to see Odenkirk recognized for his many years of outstanding work on “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff, “Saul.” Lee was excellent as the protagonist in “Squid.”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)

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

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)

Elle Fanning, “The Great” (Hulu)

Jean Smart, “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Should win: Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Will win: Jean Smart, “Hacks”

How can anyone contest Smart’s masterful performance on “Hacks,” which has been going on for two years? On the HBO Max series about an aging comedienne, the renowned actress earned a well-deserved Emmy for her first season, and she maintained her high standards in Season 2.

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great” (Hulu)

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

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

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)

Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

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

Should win: Bill Hader, “Barry”

Will win: Bill Hader, “Barry”

There aren’t many things in Hollywood where everyone can agree, but Hader’s performance in the visually stunning third season of “Barry” is nearly generally regarded as a classic.

 

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Since 2014, Eliza Grace has worked as a reporter covering movies and other forms of media. She is particularly well-known for the humorous way in which she analyses film. On a regular basis, she contributes articles to The Current that are movie reviews as well as articles about the newest movies, video games, and entertainment news. Words from Eliza Grace: "There's a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium and that's: Beat it to death if it succeeds."