HBO's 'Succession' leads Emmy nominations

July 13, 2022 3:47 pm in by

 Emmys noms 2022

Australians Toni Collette and Sarah Snook are up for major acting awards in television’s highest honours, the Emmys.

Collette has been nominated for her starring role in The Staircase, about a crime novelist and the suspicious death of his wife in the Limited Series or TV movie category.

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Snook is up for a best supporting actress award in the drama series category for her role as Shiv Roy in the television series Succession, which is also up for a swag of awards.

If she wins, Snook will add to her trophies for the role, including a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.

The HBO drama Succession, which tells the story of a conniving media mogul and his family, topped the list of Emmy nominees with 25 nods, including one for best drama series.

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The rivals for best drama in the US honours include Netflix’s South Korean thriller Squid Game, the first non-English language show to be nominated for an Emmy.

Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things and HBO’s Euphoria, about high school students navigating the world, also were nominated.

Feel-good series Ted Lasso from Apple TV+ nabbed 20 nominations and will defend its title as last year’s best comedy.

The fish-out-of-water story will face off against Hacks, Only Murders in the Building and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, among others.

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HBO’s The White Lotus, about vacationers and staff at a ritzy oceanfront resort, also secured 20 nominations and is in the race for best limited series.

Winners of the Emmys will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on September 12.

Frank Scherma, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, said the group received a record number of submissions this year in a sign that production was thriving after extended shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Streaming television dominated the nominations, continuing a trend in recent years as audiences flock to online viewing. HBO and HBO Max received 140 nominations overall. Netflix scored 105 nods.

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Fourteen of the nominations for Succession, which won best drama in 2020, came in acting categories.

Brian Cox, who stars as patriarch Logan Roy, will compete for best actor against Jeremy Strong, who plays his troubled son Kendall.

Squid Game actor Lee Jung-Jae is also in the running.

“I would like to share this honour with the Squid Game fans around the world, who showed us endless love and support,” he said in a statement.

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Ted Lasso co-creator and star Jason Sudeikis was nominated for best comedy actor, alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, although voters passed over their co-star Selena Gomez in the acting categories.

Contenders for best comedy actress include Rachel Brosnahan for her role as a 1950s housewife and comedian on Mrs Maisel, along with Issa Rae of Insecure and Hacks star Jean Smart.

Hacks, which is about a seasoned female comedian looking to extend her career, received a nomination for the second year in a row for best comedy series.

“I think it’s a really important thing, especially in this moment in time in our country, to highlight women and to tell their stories,” Jen Statsky, co-creator of Hacks, said in an interview.

For best drama actress, nominees included previous winner Zendaya for Euphoria, Laura Linney for drug-dealing drama Ozark, and Melanie Lynskey for new series Yellowjackets, about high school girls forced to survive in the wilderness.

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Key Nominees

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

Actor, Comedy Series:

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  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Nicholas Hoult, The Great
  • Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Actress, 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

Drama Series:

  • Better Call Saul
  • Euphoria
  • Ozark
  • Severance
  • Squid Game
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession
  • Yellowjackets
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Actor, Drama Series:

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

Actress, Drama Series:

  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney, Ozark,
  • Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
  • Zendaya, Euphoria

Limited or Anthology Series:

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  • Dopesick
  • The Dropout
  • Inventing Anna
  • The White Lotus
  • Pam & Tommy

Actor, 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

Actress, 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
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Supporting Actor, 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

Supporting Actress, 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

Supporting Actor, Drama Series:

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  • 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 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

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie:

  • Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
  • Jake Lacy, The White Lotus
  • Will Poulter, Dopesick
  • Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy
  • Peter Skarsgard, Dopesick
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick
  • Steve Zahn, The White Lotus
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Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV 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

Structured Reality Program:

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
  • Love is Blind
  • Queer Eye
  • Shark Tank

Unstructured Reality Program:

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  • Below Deck Mediterranean
  • Cheer
  • Love on the Spectrum
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked
  • Selling Sunset

Reality or Competition Program:

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

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