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Everything we know about the 2022 Emmys

Is your favorite new show up for an award?

Every year, the best of the best in television attend the Primetime Emmy Awards — the biggest annual celebration of accomplishments in TV.

Last year, the Emmys were held outdoors for a socially distanced ceremony due to COVID-19 precautions, though a small in-person audience gathered at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to name winners. And in 2020, instead of speaking to a crowd, host Jimmy Kimmel delivered a monologue to a sea of cardboard cutouts.

2022's ceremony is a return to form, held in a large auditorium and completely indoors.

Which of your favorite shows and actors will be competing for a chance at winning a coveted gold trophy? Here's what we know about the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, which we'll be writing about live as it unfolds here.

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The Emmy Award statue at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences campus in Los Angeles.Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Who's hosting the 2022 Emmys?

NBC and the Television Academy announced in Aug. that SNL cast member Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards.

When are the 2022 Emmys?

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, airing at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Where will the 2022s take place?

The ceremony will be broadcast from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The Television Academy, the organization behind the Emmys, signed a contract with the Microsoft Theatre for the awards show to be held at the 7100-seat theater in downtown LA through 2022, per Deadline.

Here's how to watch the 2022 Emmys

The Emmy Awards rotate every year between the four major networks: NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. In 2022, NBC will air the awards show.

You can also stream the awards show live on Peacock, or through live subscription services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV.

Who's hosting?

Kenan Thompson will be hosting the 2022 Emmy Awards. Cedric the Entertainer hosted in 2021 and Jimmy Kimmel hosted in 2020.

Who's presenting?

The list of presenters includes, but is not limited to, Lizzo, Shonda Rhimes, Mindy Kaling, Kelly Clarkson, Juliette Lewis, Angela Bassett, RuPaul Charles, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, Selena Gomez, Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Jung-jae of “Squid Game,” Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Molly Shannon, Freddie Highmore, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Jeremy Allen White, and Sofia Vergara.

Who are the nominees?

The nominees for the 2022 Emmy Awards were announced on July 12, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT by the Television Academy.

Outstanding comedy series

“Abbott Elementary”


“Curb Your Enthusiasm”


“Only Murders in the Building”

“Ted Lasso”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“What We Do in the Shadows”

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”

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”

Supporting actor in a comedy series

Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

Toheed 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 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”

Guest actor in a comedy series

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”

Guest actress in a comedy series

Jane Adams, “Hacks”

Harriet Sansom Harris, “Hacks”

Jane Lynch, “Only Murders in the Building”

Laurie Metcalf, “Hacks”

Kaitlin Olson, “Hacks”

Harriet Walter, “Ted Lasso”

Outstanding drama series

“Better Call Saul”




“Squid Game”

“Stranger Things”



Lead actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Adam Scott, “Severance”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

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”  

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”

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, “Succession”

Guest actor in a drama series

Adrien Brody, “Succession”

James Cromwell, “Succession”

Colman Domingo, “Euphoria”

Arian Moayad, “Succession”

Tom Pelphrey, “Ozark”

Alexander Skarsgard, “Succession”

Guest actress in a drama series

Hope Davis, “Succession”

Marcia Gay Harden, “The Morning Show”

Martha Kelly, “Euphoria”

Sanaa Lathan, “Succession”

Harriet Walter, “Succession”

Lee You-mi, “Squid Game”

Lead actor in a 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 in a 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”  

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”

Outstanding competition program

“The Amazing Race”

“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”

“Nailed It!”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“Top Chef”

“The Voice”