74th Emmy Awards Winners In Key Categories

Canadian actor Will Arnett (L) drags US television host Jimmy Kimmel onstage as they arrive to present the award for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series during the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

 

 

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 74th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Monday.

HBO’s “Succession” took top honors for best drama, “Ted Lasso” repeated for best comedy, and “The White Lotus” captured the Emmy for best limited series.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Succession”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “Ted Lasso”

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Zendaya, “Euphoria”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Jean Smart, “Hacks”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Julia Garner, “Ozark”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES: “The White Lotus”

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES: Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

74th Emmy Awards’ Nominees In Key Categories

file photo shows the Emmy Statue in front of the Television Academy during the 68th Los Angeles Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California. Television industry watchers are expecting past winners to relive old glories Thursday, July 12, 2018 as Hollywood’s awards season kicks into high gear with the announcement of the Emmys nominations. The Television Academy’s 22,000-plus members were given two weeks in June to sift through a crowded field of several thousand entries for the small screen equivalent of the Oscars.
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Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 74th Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Monday.

HBO’s “Succession” topped the nominations list with 25, followed by “Ted Lasso” and “The White Lotus” at 20 each.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

“Better Call Saul”

“Euphoria”

“Ozark”

“Severance”

“Squid Game”

“Stranger Things”

“Succession”

“Yellowjackets”

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”

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Adam Scott, “Severance”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

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, COMEDY

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”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

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”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

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 LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES

“Dopesick”

“The Dropout”

“Inventing Anna”

“Pam and Tommy”

“The White Lotus”

LEAD ACTOR, 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 and Tommy”

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Toni Collette, “The Staircase”

Julia Garner, “Inventing Anna”

Lily James, “Pam and Tommy”

Sarah Paulson, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

Margaret Qualley, “Maid”

Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”

Jake Lacy, “The White Lotus”

Will Poulter, “Dopesick”

Seth Rogen, “Pam and Tommy”

Peter Sarsgaard, “Dopesick”

Michael Stuhlbarg, “Dopesick”

Steve Zahn, “The White Lotus”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, 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”

Top 10 programs with most overall nominations:

“Succession” – 25

“Ted Lasso” – 20

“The White Lotus” – 20

“Hacks” – 17

“Only Murders in the Building” – 17

“Euphoria” – 16

“Barry” – 14

“Dopesick” – 14

“Severance” – 14

“Squid Game” – 14

Emmy Nominations 2022: See If Your Favorite Shows Made The List

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2019, an Emmy Awards statue ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

 

 

It’s time to see what audiences liked best in TV shows over this past year.

The 2022 Emmy nominees represent the best of what we watched, streamed, binged and then re-watched over this year.

On Tuesday, the Television Academy and hosts Melissa Fumero and J.B. Smoove unveiled nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the talented stars and hard-working crews of some of the most impressive productions of the year.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Outstanding drama series
“Better Call Saul”
“Euphoria”
“Ozark”
“Severance”
“Squid Game”
“Stranger Things”
“Succession”
“Yellowjackets”

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 limited series
“Dopesick”
“The Dropout”
“Inventing Anna”
“Pam & Tommy”
“The White Lotus”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
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”

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 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 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 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”

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 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 lead actor in a limited series or TV 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 lead actress in a limited series or TV 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 supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie

Outstanding reality/competition series

“The Amazing Race”
“Top Chef”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
“The Voice”
“Nailed It!”

Outstanding variety talk series
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Late Night With Seth Meyers”
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Emmy Awards: Five Things To Watch Out For

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2019, an Emmy Awards statue ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

 

 

The Emmys honoring the best in television return Sunday for the first in-person ceremony since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the return of a (small, socially distanced) audience, there are plenty of potential records and historic firsts to look out for:

Posthumous win?

Michael K. Williams, forever remembered as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little in seminal HBO crime drama “The Wire,” died earlier this month.

His tragic passing will not influence voting — the suspected drug overdose in New York occurred after Emmys voting had closed.

But Williams is the favorite to win the award for best supporting actor in a drama for supernatural horror series “Lovecraft Country.” He was nominated four times in the past but never won a statuette.

Many viewers will hope for a victory for Williams, which would make him part of an elite group of posthumous acting winners at the Emmys — one that includes Ingrid Bergman.

Transgender first?

FX’s “Pose” — about New York’s 1980s underground ballroom culture — has already done much to advance LGBTQ representation.

Two years ago, its star Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win the best drama actor prize.

On Sunday, another cast member has a chance to make history.

“Mj Rodriguez has a shot at being the first trans winner in lead actress,” Los Angeles Times journalist Michael Ordona told AFP.

“But she’s got a tough row to hoe, because I think there’s a lot of goodwill toward Emma Corrin for her portrayal of Princess Diana,” in “The Crown,” he added.

Biggest loser?

“The Handmaid’s Tale” was the first ever streaming show to win best drama at the Emmys. Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel strongly resonated with voters back in 2017.

Since then, the Elisabeth Moss-starring series offering a bleak portrait of an authoritarian America has seen diminishing returns — in terms of both critical response and awards tallies.

Still nominated for a whopping 21 statuettes this year, it has won zero in the technical categories handed out so far — meaning it will become the “biggest loser” in a single year of Emmys history if it fails to convert at all on Sunday.

Netflix record?

Netflix needs 10 wins Sunday to tie the all-time record for most Emmys wins in a year — 44, set by CBS network way back in 1974 when shows like “M*A*S*H” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ruled the airwaves.

Such an impressive haul is not necessarily beyond the streamer.

Chess-themed “The Queen’s Gambit” has already bagged nine awards in fields from costumes to cinematography, and should contend for more awards Sunday including best limited series, directing, and actress for Anya Taylor-Joy.

British royals drama “The Crown” is tipped for the night’s top prize — best drama — and has frontrunners across the acting categories including Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson as Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher, respectively.

‘Short straw’

After last year’s pandemic-mandated virtual event, the nominees are to be welcomed back in-person at the Emmys — but only a lucky few of them.

Each nomination will earn a maximum three invitations to the socially distanced 500-person outdoor venue (the ceremony typically has an audience of 4,000-6,000).

This has caused a scramble among those up for best drama, best comedy and best limited series, as each show usually has a large number of producers listed as nominees and eligible to attend.

“Can you imagine the defining moment in your career — you’re nominated for an Emmy, and you just drew the short straw and you can’t go to the ceremony?” said Variety awards editor Clayton Davis.

“That’s going to happen to a lot of people.”

Emmys Style: Gowns, Pajamas And… Hazmat Tuxedos

US actress Zendaya during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.  (Photo by – / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

 

The Emmys on Sunday basically turned into the world’s most glamorous Zoom call, with Hollywood A-listers beaming into an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles from their apartments, guest houses and various other locations in 10 countries.

Here are some takeaways about how Tinseltown’s top stars suited up for the coronavirus era’s first major awards show:

Making a statement

Politics often take center stage at the Emmys, and even without a traditional red carpet, this year was no different.

 

Regina King accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for “Watchmen” during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment)

 

Winner Regina King (“Watchmen”) paired a pink power suit with a tee-shirt bearing the image of Breonna Taylor, an African-American woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, and the words “Say Her Name.”

 

Uzo Aduba wearing a Breonna Taylor shirt as she wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Mrs. America” during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. (Photo by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

 

Uzo Aduba, who won the Emmy for best-supporting actress in a limited series or television movie for “Mrs America,” wore a simple black tee-shirt with Taylor’s name in script — and a gold ball skirt.

 

This handout picture released courtesy of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC shows Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson after receiving the Emmy for Watchmen during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.(Photo by – / Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

 

“Watchmen” creator Damon Lindelof sported a tee-shirt under his jacket that read “Remember Tulsa ’21” — a reference to a racial massacre in the Oklahoma city of Tulsa that left up to 300 black people dead in 1921, which figures in the show.

 

Sterling K. Brown during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 20, 2020. – Hollywood’s first major Covid-era award show will look radically different to previous editions, with no red carpet and a host broadcasting from an empty theater in Los Angeles, which remains under strict lockdown. (Photo by – / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

 

And the final presenter of the night, “This Is Us” star Sterling K Brown, wore a Black Lives Matter tee-shirt with a clenched fist.

Glamming it up

Of course, the few stars who took the stage with host Jimmy Kimmel had to dress to impress, and they did not disappoint.

 

 

Surprise winner Zendaya (“Euphoria”) wowed in a sculptural black and purple gown from African-American designer Christopher John Rogers. Jennifer Aniston donned a black Dior dress — and managed to look glam wielding a fire extinguisher for an onstage joke.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross rolled out her own miniature red carpet for the virtual Emmys on Sunday. (Tracee Ellis Ross/Instagram)

 

And nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) oozed sex appeal in a gold Alexandre Vauthier gown — cut down to there, and with a high central slit revealing her legs.

 

This handout screen shot released courtesy of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC shows nominee Kerry Washington (R) and Reese Witherspoon (L) celebrating an early 2021 while watching remotely the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. – (Photo by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP) /

 

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington hosted a faux New Year’s Eve party to honor their limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” — and wish an early end to a tough 2020. They wore gowns, but one guest wore a vintage Nirvana tee-shirt.

Daniel Levy, creator and star of “Schitt’s Creek,” opted for a chic gray Thom Browne suit with a kilt — that got a lot of air time, given the show’s multiple wins and the fun socially distanced event the cast and crew held in Toronto.

His outfit was a nod to the show’s finale, in which his character wore similar attire for his same-sex wedding.

Pajamas! And animals!

Of course, organizers told participants that informal chic was encouraged, and many stars took the note, with some wearing glammed up pajamas and others bringing their canine companions to the party.

 

Octavia Spencer

 

Nominee Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”) donned a floral robe and drank wine, while past winner Alex Borstein lounged on a giant bed in a silky pink and black nightgown/robe combo.

 

Rachel Brosnahan wore pajamas for the at-home event, but her navy and purple set, which matched the one worn by her husband, Jason Ralph, along with bowties worn by their two dogs

 

Borstein’s co-star on “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,” past winner Rachel Brosnahan, adopted all the trends, wearing a chic pajama top AND having her “farty” — her word — dog Winston by her side.

Jane Lynch, also a cast member on “Maisel,” invited her dog Rumi, named for the Persian poet, to join her on camera.

 

Randall Park walking with an alpaca during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP) And actor Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”) was upstaged at the Staples Center… by an alpaca in a bow tie.

 

“When you read an email too quickly, the phrase ‘You’re presenting with an alpaca’ looks a lot like the phrase ‘You’re presenting with Al Pacino’,” Park quipped.

 

A mannequin in a tuxedo hazmat suit guards the Emmy statuettes in preparation for the 72nd Emmy Awards Sunday.
(Lindha Narvaez/ ABC)

The ultimate COVID formal wear

Perhaps the most on-point outfit of the night was the hazmat tuxedo, worn by those tasked with visiting some of the Emmy winners at their home to deliver their golden statuettes.

Organizers told Variety that the suit was designed in conjunction with a hazmat manufacturer, to ensure top protection for the awards couriers.

 

 

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Uzo Aduba, Zendaya And Other Emmy Winners In Key Categories

Jimmy Kimmel in front of a wall of nominees watching remotely at the Staples Center during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.  (Photo by – / Image Group LA / ABC / AFP)

 

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 72nd Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.

HBO’s “Watchmen” led the way with a total of 11 wins, including the prize for the best-limited series.

Cult-favorite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking home a total of nine prizes, including four for creator and star Daniel Levy.

And among the dramas, “Succession” took home top honors for best series, best lead actor, best writing and best directing.

 

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson after receiving the Emmy for Watchmen during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.  (Photo by – / Image Group LA / ABC / AFP) 

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Succession

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “Schitt’s Creek

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Jeremy Strong, “Succession

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Zendaya, “Euphoria

 

Actress Zendaya as she wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for “Euphoria” during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.(Photo  ABC / AFP)

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Julia Garner, “Ozark

 

Actress Julia Garner and her husband singer Mark Foster reacts as she wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for “Ozark” during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 20, 2020. (Photo by  ABC / AFP)

 

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek

 

Canadian actress Catherine O’Hara being handed the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Schitt’s Creek during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020.  (Photo by ABC / AFP)

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: “Watchmen

 

Actor Mark Ruffalo sitting by his wife Sunrise Coigney as he accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for “I Know This Much is True” during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Image Group LA / ABC / AFP)

 

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Regina King, “Watchmen

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America

 

Actress Uzo Aduba wearing a Breonna Taylor shirt as she wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Mrs. America” during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. (Photo by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

 

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE: “Bad Education

Programs with most overall wins:

“Watchmen” – 11

“Schitt’s Creek” – 9

“Succession” – 7

“The Mandalorian” – 7

 

 

 

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The Show Must Go On: Virus-Era Emmys Are Virtual — And Live

Korey Wise, Jharrel Jerome and guests attend the 2019 Netflix Primetime Emmy Awards After Party at Milk Studios on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix/AFP
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No red carpet, no star-studded audience, and no “Game of Thrones” — this year’s Emmys honoring the best in television promise to be radically different as producers scramble to create Hollywood’s first major pandemic-era awards show.

The coronavirus has turned Tinseltown upside down, bringing productions to a halt even as stay-at-home orders around the world send binge-watching through the roof.

Now late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will host the 72nd Emmys live on Sunday from an empty theater in Los Angeles — which remains under strict lockdown — with winners beaming in from the safety of their homes due to Covid-19.

Adding to the unpredictability on a night of firsts, 130-odd nominees who were sent cameras to hook up in their own living rooms have been encouraged to get creative with their speeches (and comfortable — A-listers are invited to trade gowns and tuxedos for pajamas).

“Ratings have been flagging for award shows for years… This is, if nothing else, an opportunity to mix things up, to do an award ceremony in a way unlike any other that’s been done,” said IndieWire TV awards editor Libby Hill.

“Even if Sunday night is a complete disaster, it’s at least going to be an interesting disaster. And that’s really all you ask for in 2020.”

Capturing this year’s somewhat anarchic zeitgeist, “Watchmen” leads the charge with a whopping 26 nominations, primarily in the limited series categories.

The eerily prescient comic book adaptation that debuted last October confronts historic US racism, police violence and even mask-wearing. It also wowed critics and audiences alike.

“‘Watchmen’ speaks so specifically in so many unprecedented ways to the moment in which we’re living right now,” said Hill.

“I think people will probably get pretty tired of hearing Watchmen’s name getting called… it’s as much of a lock as we have right now.”

‘Last chance’

With HBO’s record-breaking Emmys juggernaut “Game of Thrones” having finally mounted a dragon and soared off to Westeros, the awards in the drama series categories promise to be more fiercely contested this year.

“It’s a relief for HBO that they have ‘Succession’ hitting at the right time,” said Deadline awards columnist Pete Hammond.

The critically adored show about a powerful family’s back-stabbing battle for control of a dynastic media empire won a writing Emmy in its first season, and has amassed 18 nominations this time.

But it is tied with “Ozark,” a dark money-laundering tale set in the American heartland from Netflix, which despite landing a record 160 nominations this year is still desperate to win its first major series Emmy.

Lurking in the background are British royals saga “The Crown” and Star Wars tale “The Mandalorian,” which boasts lavish Thrones-esque production values and has already scooped five Emmys in technical categories this week for newcomer Disney+.

Comedy this year appears to be a toss-up between previous serial winner “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” — Amazon’s quirky tale of a 1950s housewife who becomes a standup comic — and “Schitt’s Creek.”

The latter, a Canadian comedy about a privileged family forced to live in a rundown motel, failed to earn a single nomination in its first four years, but became a sleeper hit after airing on Netflix and signed off with a heartwarming final season.

Emmy voters “know it’s the show’s last chance… that’s the one that’s got big momentum,” said Hammond.

‘Crapshoot’

Of the more than 100 acting nominations in the drama, comedy, limited series and television movie categories this year, more than a third of them went to black actors — a new record

Aside from the awards themselves, the night will honor the career achievement of Tyler Perry.

The African-American entertainment mogul has championed greater diversity in Hollywood, and this year paid funeral costs for black victims of police violence including George Floyd.

The theme of tackling racism is expected to feature prominently throughout the night, while many stars in famously liberal Hollywood are likely to have a wary eye on President Donald Trump’s re-election bid.

And then of course there’s the pandemic itself to address.

With nominees given “unprecedented freedom” as they broadcast from locations of their choosing, winners’ speeches on a night billed by Kimmel as “the Emmys meet Big Brother” are likely to have surprises in store.

“It’s a crapshoot,” said Hammond. “That’s the one thing you can’t predict.”

Emmy Nominees In Key Categories

file photo shows the Emmy Statue in front of the Television Academy during the 68th Los Angeles Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California. 
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Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 72nd Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.

HBO’s “Watchmen” — which is competing in the limited series categories — leads the way with 26 nominations.

Amazon hit comedy “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” has 20 nominations.

On the drama side, dark crime thriller “Ozark” and family drama “Succession” earned 18 nominations each.

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

“Killing Eve”

“The Mandalorian”

“Ozark”

“Stranger Things”

“Succession”

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“Dead to Me”

“The Good Place”

“Insecure”

“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“What We Do In The Shadows”

 

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

 

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

 

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

 

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Nicholas Braun, “Succession”

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Sterling K Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

 

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

“Little Fires Everywhere”

“Mrs America”

“Unbelievable”

“Unorthodox”

“Watchmen”

 

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

“American Son”

“Bad Education”

“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones”

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend”

 

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

 

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs America”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Regina King, “Watchmen”

Octavia Spencer, “Self Made”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

 

Programs with most overall nominations:

“Watchmen” – 26

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – 20

“Succession” – 18

“Ozark” – 18

“The Mandalorian” – 15

“Schitt’s Creek” – 15

“Saturday Night Live” – 15

“The Crown” – 13

 

Top five platforms with most overall nominations:

Netflix: 160

HBO: 107

NBC: 47

ABC: 36

FX: 33

‘Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys Wins Best Drama Actor Emmy

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Matthew Rhys accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for ‘The Americans’ onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP
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Welsh actor Matthew Rhys on Monday took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans” — a big win for the critically acclaimed show in its final season.

Some industry pundits have called it the “Jon Hamm factor,” as both actors won their lone Emmys for defining roles in their final year of eligibility.

Rhys bested a tough field that included last year’s winner Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”), Ed Harris (“Westworld”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”), Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”) and Jason Bateman (“Ozark”).

“Parts like these come along so rarely,” Rhys told the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, thanking show creator Joe Weisberg. “What you created and risked, I will be forever in your debt.”

The 43-year-old Rhys starred for six seasons as Philip Jennings, part of a husband-wife team of Soviet sleeper agents posing as Americans — and living next door to an FBI agent.

“We had a cast and show we could only wish for in a fairy tale,” he said.

His now real-life partner, Keri Russell, plays his wife Elizabeth on the show. She too was nominated for an Emmy, and he joked about what the job had brought them.

Addressing Weisberg, he quipped: “Your good self not only gave me the part and opportunity of a lifetime, but you also gave me a son. I just hope the little bugger is asleep.”

He thanked Russell but explained that as opposed to the earlier on-air proposal by Oscar director Glenn Weiss, “she said, ‘If you propose to me, I’ll punch you clean in the mouth'” — a distinct possibility, given her fighting chops seen on the show.

Until Monday’s gala, “The Americans” had only won two Emmys — both for guest actress Margo Martindale, who plays the spy couple’s handler, Claudia.

But now they have four, as Weisberg and Joel Fields also won a statuette for outstanding drama writing.

Rhys, a native of Cardiff, was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He first came to the attention of US viewers when he starred alongside Sally Field in ABC’s family drama “Brothers and Sisters.”

Other notable roles include a turn in last year’s journalism drama “The Post,” in which he played Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, The Washington Post and other papers.

Upcoming projects include “Mowgli,” a live-action film based on “The Jungle Book,” and thriller “The Torture Report.”

AFP

List Of Emmy Winners In Key Categories

FILE Photo of the EMMYS AWARD

 

 

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Game of Thrones”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Bill Hader, “Barry”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

BEST LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Regina King, “Seven Seconds”

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SHOW: “Saturday Night Live”

Programs with seven or more wins:

“Game of Thrones” – 9

“Saturday Night Live” – 8

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – 8

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – 7

Platforms with most overall wins:

HBO: 23

Netflix: 23

NBC: 16

FX Networks: 12

CNN: 8

Amazon Prime: 8

AFP

Nominations For 70th Emmy Awards In Categories

The stage is set ahead of the nominations announcement for the 70th Emmy Awards on July 12, 2018 at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

 

Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were unveiled on Thursday. 

The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on September 17:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

“The Americans”

“The Crown”

“Game of Thrones”

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

“Stranger Things”

“This is Us”

“Westworld”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

“Atlanta”

“Barry”

“black-ish”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“GLOW”

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

“Silicon Valley”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Ed Harris, “Westworld”

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Milo Ventimiglia, “This is Us”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Keri Russell, “The Americans”

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Bill Hader, “Barry”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

Allison Janney, “Mom”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

Matt Smith, “The Crown”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”

Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”

Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

Henry Winkler, “Barry”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”

Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

“The Alienist”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

“Genius: Picasso”

“Godless”

“Patrick Melrose”

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

“Fahrenheit 451”

“Flint”

“Paterno”

“The Tale”

“USS Callister (Black Mirror)”

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”

Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”

Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”

John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”

Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”

Laura Dern, “The Tale”

Michelle Dockery, “Godless”

Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Regina King, “Seven Seconds”

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

Top five programs with most overall nominations:

“Game of Thrones” – 22

“Saturday Night Live” – 21

“Westworld” – 21

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – 20

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – 18

Top five platforms with most overall nominations:

Netflix: 112

HBO: 108

NBC: 78

FX Networks: 50

CBS: 34

AFP

‘Game Of Thrones’ Leads Emmys Awards With 22 Nominations

File photo of Emmy Statue in front of the Television Academy during the 68th Los Angeles Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California. PHOTO: Angela WEISS / AFP

 

HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” led the field for television’s prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favourite comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” and HBO stablemate “Westworld” with 21 nominations each.

Hulu’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” — which won the award for best drama series last year — earned 20 nods.

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” one of the few serious contenders this year that can claim to be entirely new, picked up an impressive 18 nominations.

Part of FX’s “American Crime Story” strand from the mind of Emmys mainstay Ryan Murphy, it is the follow-up to the acclaimed “The People v. O. J. Simpson” (2016).

The series had been expected to dominate the acting races among the limited series and TV movies — and indeed it did, with Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin all nominated.

HBO awards darling “Veep” was ineligible this year and its crown passed to “Atlanta,” the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

Samira Wiley nominated for guest actress in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) presented the nominations from the Television Academy in Los Angeles.

Leading the nominations in totals by platform were Netflix (112), leapfrogging last year’s leader HBO, which scored 108. Adrift in third was NBC with 78 nods.

AFP