The 2022 Emmy Nominations and Our Scattered Impression of Them

Posted on July 12, 2022

 

LFG, Kittens! Argument time!

 

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Better Call Saul
Euphoria
Ozark
Severance
Squid Game
Stranger Things (Season 4, Volume 1)
Succession
Yellowjackets

YAY for Yellowjackets! YAY for Squid Game! YAY for Severance! We’d be happy with any of them winning. If we had to predict, we think it’s down to Severance or Squid Game.

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Zendaya, Euphoria

 

SO THRILLED for Melanie Lynskey, who has deserved the kind of recognition she’s been getting this year for a long time. We tend to think it’s down to her and Zendaya for this one.

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Sorry to be repetitive here, but we think it still comes down to Severance vs. Squid Game, although we definitely think Lee Jung-jae should win it.

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A 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

 

Thrilled for Patricia Arquette, Christina Ricci and Sydney Sweeney, but we think Jung Ho0yeon should get this one.

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A 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

 

Oh, we’d love to see Turturro get this one. His line reading of “You smug motherfucker” was such a thing of beauty.

 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Hope Davis, Succession
Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show
Martha Kelly, Euphoria
Sanaa Lathan, Succession
Harriet Walter, Succession
Lee You-mi, Squid Game

 

Lee You-mi was unforgettable in a fairly small role. Once again, we’re inclined to root for Squid Game. 

 

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Adrien Brody, Succession
James Cromwell, Succession
Colton Domingo, Euphoria
Arian Moayed, Succession
Tom Pelphrey, Ozark
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

No thoughts on any of these.

 

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

This is an unexpectedly stacked category and we have no idea who’s the likely winner, although we think it comes down to Abbott Elementary (YAY!), Barry, Hacks (also YAY!), Only Murders in the Building or Ted Lasso, all of which, of course, comprise most of the category. We suspect it’ll go to Abbott Elementary.

 

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EAD ACTRESS IN A 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

Oooh, it’s a Jean Smart/Quinta Brunson showdown, we think.

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A 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

This one is so even across the board that we honestly have no idea who to pick.

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A 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

Kate McKinnon probably has a lot of sentiment in her favor, since she just exited SNL. We ADORE Hannah’s work on Hacks and wish she’d get the win, but you can’t count out those Abbott ladies Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A 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

BOWEN! YANG! But we’d probably be happy with Tyler James Williams. It’d be amazing to see Henry Winkler up there.

 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Adams, Hacks
Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks
Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building
Laurie Metcalf, Hacks
Kaitlin Olson, Hacks
Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

Harriet Sansom Harris gave a lovely, memorable turn in Hacks. We’d love to see her win it. Also loved Laurie Metcalf and Harriet Walter.

 

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Curb Your Enthusiasm
James Lance, Ted Lasso
Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building
Christopher McDonald, Hacks
Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

We tend to think this one comes down to Jerrod Carmichael and Nathan Lane. We’d love it if either of them took it.

 

OUTSTANDING LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES
Dopesick
The Dropout
Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The White Lotus

Inventing Anna?!? Oh, PLEASE. It shouldn’t even be on this list. We’d go for The White Lotus.

 

OUTSTANDING MADE-FOR-TELEVISION MOVIE
Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Ray Donovan: The Movie
Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon
The Survivor
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

 

No thoughts.

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES, OR MOVIE
Toni Collette, The Staircase
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Margaret Qually, Maid
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

 

PLEASE do not give it to Sarah Paulson for wearing a fat suit. We tend to think Seyfried’s the frontrunner here.

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY 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

 

Himesh Patel was so ridiculously good in the mostly ignored Station Eleven.

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY 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

 

We don’t know which White Lotus lady deserves it more. We’re torn between Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney and Natasha Rothwell.

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY 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

 

If Murray Bartlett doesn’t get it, we riot.

 

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

 

Would love to see Lizzo shake this category up.

 

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
Below Deck Mediterranean
Cheer
Love On the Spectrum U.S.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Selling Sunset

No thoughts.

 

REALITY SHOW HOST
Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness
Nailed It!’s Nicole Byer
Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary
Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi
Making It’s Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s RuPaul

 

This might sound like blasphemy coming from us, but it might be time to give this to someone other than RuPaul. We think Nicole Byer deserves it.

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

 

A Black Lady Sketch Show is far more pointed in its comedy. It deserves.

 

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

Meh. Come back to us when there’s a woman in this category.

 

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Arcane
Bob’s Burgers
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
What If…?

What If…? Maybe.

 

OUTSTANDING PERIOD COSTUMES
Angelyne • Glow In The Dark Queen Of The Universe
Danny Glicker, Costume Designer
Jessica Fasman, Costume Supervisor
Adam Giradet, Assistant Costume Designer

BridgertonHarmony
Sophie Canale, Costume Designer
Dougie Hawkes, Assistant Costume Designer
Sarah June Mills, Assistant Costume Designer
Charlotte Armstrong, Assistant Costume Designer
Sanaz Missaghian, Costume Supervisor
Kevin Pratten-Stone, Costume Supervisor

The First LadyCracked Pot
Signe Sejlund, Costume Designer
Felicia Jarvis, Costume Designer
Matthew Hemesath, Costume Designer
Paula Truman, Costume Supervisor
Stephen Oh, Costume Supervisor
Jessica Trejos, Assistant Costume Designer

The GreatFive Days
Sharon Long, Costume Designer
Viveene Campbell, Costume Supervisor
Anna Cavalerie, Assistant Costume Designer
Bobbie Edwards, Assistant Costume Designer

The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMaisel vs. Lennon: The Cut Contest
Donna Zakowska, Costume Designer
Moria Sine Clinton, Assistant Costume Designer
Ben Philipp, Assistant Costume Designer
Ginnie Patton, Costume Supervisor
Dan Hicks, Costume Supervisor
Mikita Thompson, Costume Supervisor

 

We’d bet Bridgerton has this locked up, but we think The First Lady and The Great make good wins as well.

 

OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES
The Book Of Boba Fett • Chapter 1: Stranger In A Strange Land
Shawna Trpcic, Costume Designer
Julie Robar, Costume Supervisor
Areayl Cooper, Assistant Costume Designer

Loki • Glorious Purpose
Christine Wada, Costume Designer
Nora Pederson, Costume Supervisor
Tamsin Costello, Assistant Costume Designer
Carol Beadle, Assistant Costume Designer

Moon Knight • Gods And Monsters
Martin Mandeville, Costume Supervisor
Richard Davies, Assistant Costume Designer Wilberth Gonzalez, Assistant Costume Designer

Star Trek: Picard Penance 
Christine Bieselin Clark, Costume Designer
Michell Ray Kenney, Costume Supervisor
Allison Agler, Assistant Costume Designer

What We Do In The Shadows • The Wellness Center
Laura Montgomery, Costume Designer
Judy Laukkanen, Costume Supervisor
Barbara Cardoso, Assistant Costume Designer

The Witcher • Family
Lucinda Wright, Costume Designer
Rebecca Jempson, Assistant Costume Designer
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

We think it has to be Loki.

 

OUSTANDING CONTEMPORARY COSTUMES
black-ish • That’s What Friends Are For
Michelle R. Cole, Costume Designer
Stanley Vance Hudson, Assistant Costume Designer
Suzanne M. Bantit, Costume Supervisor

Euphoria • Trying To Get To Heaven Before They Close The Door
Heidi Bivens, Costume Designer
Devon Patterson, Costume Supervisor
Angelina Vito, Assistant Costume Designer

Hacks • The Captain’s Wife
Kathleen Felix-Hager, Costume Designer
Karen Bellamy, Costume Supervisor

Only Murders In The Building • Who Is Tim Kono? 
Dana Covarrubias, Costume Designer
Amanda Bujak, Assistant Costume Designer
Amy Burt, Costume Supervisor

Pam & Tommy • Destroyer Of Worlds
Kameron Lennox, Costume Designer
Danielle Baker, Costume Supervisor
Petra Larsen, Assistant Costume Designer

The White Lotus • Arrivals
Alex Bovaird, Costume Designer
Brian Sprouse, Assistant Costume Designer
Eileen Stroup, Costume Supervisor

 

Oh God, this is tough. If we absolutely had to pick one, we’d probably go with The White Lotus or Euphoria.

And that’s it for now, darlings! We’ll be talking about the snubs and arguing over who deserves and who doesn’t in this week’s podcast.

 

 

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