The 2022 Emmy Awards have come and gone after a tight three-hour telecast on NBC. There were a lot of repeat winners and a lot of surprises. "Ted Lasso" from Apple TV+ won best comedy series for the second year in a row. "The White Lotus" from HBO Max won best-limited series, and "Succession" from HBO won the most prestigious award of the night for outstanding drama series.
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At Monday night's 2022 Emmy Awards, which were hosted by Kenan Thompson, the biggest names in TV were honored.
"Succession" had the most nominations going into the night, with 25. "Ted Lasso" and "White Lotus" were close behind with 20 votes each. Then came "Hacks" and "Only Murders in the Building" with 17 votes each, "Euphoria" with 16, and "Barry," "Dopesick," "Severance," and "Squid Game" with 14 votes each. Both the last season of "Ozark" and "Stranger Things" got 13 nominations.
To be eligible for this year's awards, shows had to have aired between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. This meant that Volume 2 of "Stranger Things," "The Boys," and "Westworld" were not in the running. Check out the full list of winners below.
Earlier in the show, Netflix's "Squid Game" star Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to win lead actor in a drama and the fourth Asian person to win an acting Emmy. Meanwhile, HBO's "Euphoria" star Zendaya became the first Black woman to win lead actress in a drama and the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history.
Jean Smart from the HBO Max show "Hacks" won for best actress in a comedy, and Jason Sudeikis from "Ted Lasso" won again for best actor in a comedy.
Amanda Seyfried won for her role as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu's "The Dropout," and fan favorite Jennifer Coolidge won for supporting actress in a limited series for "The White Lotus." Michael Keaton won for his role in "Dopesick" on Hulu, and Murray Bartlett won for his supporting role in "The White Lotus" on HBO.
Matthew Macfadyen was recognized for his supporting role in "Succession." He was nominated for this role in 2020, but didn't win. Then Julia Garner, who played Ruth Langmore in the last season of Netflix's "Ozark," won the corresponding actress award. This was her third Emmy win for the role.
Sheryl Lee Ralph of "Abbott Elementary" made history when she became the second Black person to win the award for supporting actress in a comedy. In 1987, Jackée Harry of "227" was the first Black person to win this award. Brett Goldstein from "Ted Lasso" won the award for actor for the second year in a row. He is the first actor to win the award back-to-back since Jeremy Piven for "Entourage" in 2007.
In the non-acting categories, Hwang Dong-hyuk of "Squid Game" became the first Asian director to win for a drama series, and he was also the first director to win for a show in a language other than English. Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of "Abbott Elementary," won for comedy series writing. Also, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media got the 2022 Governors Award from the Emmys.
Also at the 2022 Emmy awards, actress Geena Davis and the CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Madeline Di Nonno, accepted the Governors Award for the institute. For the "in memoriam" part of the show, John Legend sang "Pieces" from his new album Legend. Grammy Award–winning artist Zedd was the DJ for the night, and comedian Sam Jay was the host.