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'The White Lotus', 'Succession', 'Ted Lasso' and 'Squid Game' Just Won Big at the 2022 Emmys

Also picking up trophies: 'Hacks', 'Euphoria', 'The Dropout', 'Abbott Elementary' and more.
By Sarah Ward
September 13, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
September 13, 2022
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"There are eight billion people on this planet, but only 25 awards to be given out tonight". If you've ever dreamed about winning an Emmy, Oprah Winfrey just worked out your odds each year: over 300 million to one. Of course, that just makes every batch of recipients at Hollywood's night of TV nights all the more special — including 2022's, which just received its shiny trophies today, Tuesday, September 13, Down Under.

Hosted by Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson, this year's ceremony started with an important question. "If it weren't for TV, what would be do in our free time?" Thompson asked — and if you spend plenty of your after-work hours watching the non-stop array of new and returning series always competing for your eyeballs, you understand. The Emmys always provide an answer to a different query, too, showing us all the reasons why we do keep reaching for the remote during our couch time.

In 2022, the ceremony's winners included both returning favourites and new hits. Succession — or Business Throne, as it was dubbed by Girls5Eva — kept winning awards. That isn't a surprise given that it nabbed a whopping 25 nominations to begin with, including 14 for acting. The White Lotus also earned itself some new mantle knickknacks from its 20 noms, as did Ted Lasso from the same amount of nods. And Squid Game also got lucky, and a green light.

Similarly among the highlights, beyond the gongs themselves: Lizzo's tearful speech about representation and body image in the media, and wanting to see someone like herself on TV; Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers riffing while handing out an award, which never gets old; Only Murders in the Building's Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short doing the same, particularly Martin and Short's banter about each other's careers; and Brett Goldstein promising not to swear while picking up his award, then doing it anyway (he does play Roy fucking Kent, after all).

Or, there was Jennifer Coolidge refusing to give up her "once in a lifetime" shot to thank everyone, and just dancing to the music playing her off; The White Lotus creator Mike White talking about his time on Survivor (yes really); and the fact that the ceremony started with opening musical numbers to the Friends, The Brady Bunch, Law and Order, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones themes (again, yes really).

Now, back to those winners — you'll find the full list below, as well as who they were up against. Fancy knowing more about this year's must-see highlights? Check out our top ten picks, too.

EMMY NOMINEES AND WINNERS 2022

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul
Euphoria
Ozark
Severance
Squid Game
Stranger Things
Succession — WINNER
Yellowjackets

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Abbott Elementary
Barry 
Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Hacks 
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel 
Only Murders in the Building 
Ted Lasso — WINNER
What We Do in the Shadows

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

Dopesick  
The Dropout  
Inventing Anna 
Pam & Tommy  
The White Lotus — WINNER

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game — WINNER
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Jeremy Strong, Succession

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 — WINNER

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 — WINNER

OUTSTANDING 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 — WINNER

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Colin Firth, The Staircase
Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick — WINNER
Himesh Patel, Station Eleven
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION 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 — WINNER

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 — WINNER
John Turturro, Severance
Christopher Walken, Severance
Oh Yeong-soo, Squid Game

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Patricia Arquette, Severance
Julia Garner, Ozark — WINNER
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 COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso — WINNER
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 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 — WINNER
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus — WINNER
Jake Lacy, The White Lotus
Will Poulter, Dopesick
Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy
Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick
Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick
Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOVIE

Connie Britton, The White Lotus
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus — WINNER
Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus
Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus
Mare Winningham, Dopesick

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Ben Stiller, Severance
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game — WINNER
Mark Mylod, Succession
Cathy Yan, Succession
Lorene Scafaria, Succession
Karyn Kusama, Yellowjackets

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
Chris Mundy, Ozark
Dan Erickson, Severance
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game
Jesse Armstrong, Succession — WINNER
Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Hiro Murai, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Lucia Aniello, Hacks
Mary Lou Belli, The Ms Pat Show
Cherien Dabis, Only Murders in The Building
Jamie Babbit, Only Murders in The Building
MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso — WINNER

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary — WINNER
Duffy Boudreau, Barry
Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Barry
Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs and Jen Statsky, Hacks
Steve Martin and John Hoffman, Only Murders in The Building
Jane Becker, Ted Lasso 
Sarah Naftalis, What We Do in The Shadows
Stefani Robinson, What We Do in The Shadows 

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Michael Showalter, The Dropout
Francesca Gregorini, The Dropout
John Wells, Maid
Hiro Murai, Station Eleven
Mike White, The White Lotus — WINNER

WRITING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Elizabeth Meriwether, The Dropout
Sarah Burgess, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Molly Smith Metzler, Maid
Patrick Somerville, Station Eleven
Mike White, The White Lotus — WINNER

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live — WINNER

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver — WINNER
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race
Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls — WINNER
Nailed It!
RuPaul's Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

Ali Wong, Ali Wong: Don Wong
Ian Berger, Devin Delliquanti, Jennifer Flanz, Jordan Klepper, Zhubin Parang, Scott Sherman, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah 
Jerrod Carmichael, Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel — WINNER
Nicole Byer, Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo) 
Norm Macdonald, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

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The 73rd Emmy Awards will took place on Tuesday, September 13, Australian and New Zealand time. For more information, head to the Emmys' website.

Top image: HBO.

Published on September 13, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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