The Emmy Nominations Have Arrived

Jordan Claes
Zendaya as Rue in 'Euphoria', sliding in her chair and about to cry.

The Emmy Awards have always strived to recognize the very best that television programming has to offer. With so many impeccable series to choose from, suffice it to say that this year promises to be one of the best.

Earlier today, on July 12th, 2022, the complete list of nominees was announced via live stream. If you happened to miss it, don't worry because we've got you covered. Rejoice! The Emmy nominations are officially here!

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

No doubt there's some tough competition in this category. Rest assured that I'll be cheering John Oliver on for the win!

Outstanding Competition Program

Lizzo taking a selfie with pink hair.
instagram | @lizzobeeating

The Amazing Race

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Girls

Nailed It!

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

This is a category that's fallen incredibly stale for the past few years. That's why I'm crossing my fingers that Lizzo is able to defeat these reality TV giants!

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live

I mean no disrespect to the fine folks at SNL, but it's my belief that the best days of the highly lauded sketch series are firmly in the past.

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar on stage, during the performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Giphy | NDSU Athletics

Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: The Facts Of Life And Diff'rent Strokes

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards

The Oscars

The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige,

Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent

The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back!

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Adele: One Night Only

Dave Chappelle: The Closer

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

This award deserves to go to either Dave Chapelle or Norm MacDonald — but we all know it'll be Adele who takes home the prize.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Seth Rogen in 'Pam & Tommy'
Hulu | Hulu

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

Here's to hoping that Seth Rogen can shock the world!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Sydney Sweeney sitting in a lounge chair in 'The White Lotus'.

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

Quite frankly, this one is just too close to call.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Michael keaton saying "That's Not Possible" in 'Dopesick'.
Giphy | HULU

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

I've got nothing but love for Sebastian Stan, but this award is Michael Keaton's to lose.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Julia Garner as Anna Delvey in 'Inventing Anna'.
Netflix | Netflix

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

Margaret Qualley, Julia Garner, and Amanda Seyfried all gave career-defining performances. So long as one of them wins, I'm happy.

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Rosario Dawson holding up a bag of pills in 'Dopesick'.
Hulu | Hulu


The Dropout

Inventing Anna

Pam & Tommy

The White Lotus

Don't make me choose! All of these series would easily be in my Top 10, although I'm leaning heavily into Dopesick. I've just got a funny feeling that it's going to come out on top.

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

Jeff Goldblum in a wind tunnel in 'The World According To Jeff Goldblum'.
Giphy | The World According to Jeff Goldblum | Disney+

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

The Problem With Jon Stewart

The World According to Jeff Goldblum


If you've been looking for a good excuse to take Disney + for a spin, look no further than The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Outstanding Animated Program

Captain America as a woman in 'What If...?'
Disney + | Disney +


Bob's Burgers

Rick And Morty

The Simpsons

What If...?

I grew up on The Simpsons and I've been a Rick and Morty fan since day one. However, the stellar animation combined with the awe-inspiring storytelling of What If...? blows them both out of the water.

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Stephen and Khonshu rearranging the skies in 'Moon Knight'.
Giphy | Marvel Studios

F. Murray Abraham, Moon Knight

Julie Andrews, Bridgerton

Chadwick Boseman, What If...?

Maya Rudolph, Big Mouth

Stanley Tucci, Central Park

Jessica Walter, Archer

Jeffrey Wright, What If...?

A big part of me believes that Chadwick Boseman will receive a posthumous Emmy — and deservedly so. That said, F. Murray Abraham's performance in Moon Knight cannot be discounted.

Outstanding Narrator

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Civil War

David Attenborough, The Mating Game

W. Kamau Bell, We Need To Talk About Cosby

Lupita Nyong'o, Serengeti II

Barack Obama, Our Great National Parks

Move over, David Attenborough! Lupita Nyong'o is coming to take your place.

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home

Love Is Blind

Queer Eye

Shark Tank

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Girl tumbling in 'Cheer'.

Below Deck Mediterranean


Love on the Spectrum

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked

Selling Sunset

I was a skeptic before sitting down to watch the most recent season of Cheer. Now, I'd put it up against the most iconic sports movies of the past 30 years.

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

The Fab 5 posing on a balcony.
instagram | @queereye

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowsi and Jonathan Van Ness; Queer Eye

Nicole Myer; Nailed It!

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary;

Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi; Top Chef

Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman; Making It

RuPaul; RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special

Britney Spears looking happy and excited

Controlling Britney Spears (The New York Times Presents)

George Carlin's American Dream

Lucy and Desi

The Tinder Swindler

We Feed People

I think we all can safely say who this year's winner is going to be, without any hesitation — it's Britney, bitch.

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Two robots in 'Love , Death, and Robots'.
Netflix | Netflix

The Boys Presents: Diabolical

Love, Death + Robots

Robot Chicken

Star Wars: Visions

When Billie Met Lisa

If you aren't already watching Love, Death + Robots, drop everything you are doing right now and throw on the first episode. You'll be glad you did.

Outstanding Television Movie

Dale in 'Chip n' Dale: Recue Rangers Movie'.
Giphy | Disney+

Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers

Ray Donovan: The Movie

Reno 911!: The Hunt for Q-Anon

The Survivor

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

I was shocked to discover just how good Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers actually was. Andy Samberg and John Mulaney each give a stellar voice performance and I'm hoping for a sequel.

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

100 Foot Wave

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

The Andy Warhol Diaries

The Beatles: Get Back

We Need to Talk About Cosby

Cards on the table: I'm not a fan of Kanye West. That being said, I know I'm in a very small minority on that opinion.

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Tim Robinson in 'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson'.
Giphy | The Lonely Island

Anthony A. Anderson, Anacostia

Bill Burr, Immoral Compass

Brendan Gleeson, State of the Union

Tim Robinson, I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson

Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Words With Ike (Cake)

A comedy sketch series brought to you by the creators of Detroiters and The Lonely Island?! You had me at "hello."

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Patricia Clarkson sitting at a table in 'State Of The Union'.
Sundance TV | Sundance TV

Jacinte Blankenship, Intersection

Patricia Clarkson, State of the Union

Desi Lydic, Desi Lydic Foxplains

Rhea Seehorn, Cooper's Bar

Sydnee Washington, Bridesman

I'm of the firm belief that Patricia Clarkson can do anything, and that she'll easily be taking home Emmy gold this year.

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

Scene from 'Tooning Out The News'.
youtube | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Carpool Karaoke: The Series

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson

Late Night With Seth Meyers: Corrections

Stephen Colbert Presents: Tooning Out the News

The Randy Rainbow Show

Stephen Colbert is out to prove, once again, why he's the greatest late-night TV host in the business.

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Once Upon A Time In Late Night

RuPaul's Drag Race: Whatcha Packin' With Michelle Visage

Saturday Night Live Presents: Stories From The Show

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

Scene from the documentary 'Changing The Game'.
Hulu | Hulu

Changing The Game

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches

When Claude Got Shot

Great documentaries are intended to incite audiences to debate and conversate. Few if any have ever been as polarizing as Changing the Game, which is why it deserves to win.

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Nathan Lane as Teddy in 'Only Murders in the Building'.
Hulu | Hulu

Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

James Lance, Ted Lasso

Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building

Christopher McDonald, Hacks

Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Nathan Lane is one of the most outrageously funny actors to grace the small screen in the last four decades — he has to win!

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Lynch in 'Only Murders In The Building'.
Giphy | HULU

Jane Adams, Hacks

Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks

Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building

Laurie Metcalfe, Hacks

Kaitlin Olson, Hacks

Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

I know what you're thinking and you aren't wrong — I have a heavy Only Murders in the Building bias. But that doesn't detract from the fact that Jane Lynch slayed her part.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan in 'Barry'.

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Tony Shaloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler, Barry

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

I love Tony Shaloub, but the guy has racked up more than a dozen Emmy nominations in his career. It's time for a changing-of-the-guard.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Scene from 'Ted Lasso'.
Apple TV + | Apple TV+

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

I don't think it's a stretch to say that this year, it's going to come down to Juno Temple or Sarah Niles.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Martin Short in 'Only Murders in the Building'.
Giphy | HULU

Bill Hader, Barry

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

I know that Atlanta is done after this season, but Donald Glover has already won in previous years! For that reason, I'm banking on a surprise Martin Short upset.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'.
Amazon Prime Video | Amazon Prime Video

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

Each one of these stellar actresses is deserving in their own right, but Rachel Brosnahan is the clearcut favorite.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in the elevator in 'Only Murders in the Building'.
Giphy | HULU

Abbott Elementary


Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso

What We Do in the Shadows

Last year was the year of Ted Lasso. This year, I believe that the torch will be passed to Only Murders in the Building.

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Colman Domingo eating with Rue in 'Euphoria'.

Adrien Brody, Succession

James Cromwell, Succession

Colman Domingo, Euphoria

Arian Moayed, Succession

Tom Pelphrey, Ozark

Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

The odds say that someone from Succession will walk away a winner, but I haven't given up hope yet for Colman Domingo from Euphoria.

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Lee You-mi in 'Squid Game'.
Giphy | The Swoon

Hope Davis, Succession

Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show

Martha Kelly, Euphoria

Sanaa Lathan, Succession

Harriet Walter, Succession

Lee You-mi, Squid Game

I'm not alone in saying that Squid Game was one of the best things to come out of the pandemic. I'm Lee You-mi all the way!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman working by the light of his computer screen in 'Ozark'.
Netflix | Netflix

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Adam Scott, Severance

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Somehow, Jason Bateman has never won an Emmy for acting in Ozark. This year, all of that is about to change.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Zendaya laying on her bed in 'Euphoria'.
Giphy | euphoria

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Zendaya, Euphoria

Zendaya may just be the greatest actress since Meryl Streep. She should have this one in the bag.

Outstanding Drama Series

Rue in 'Euphoria'.

Better Call Saul




Squid Game

Stranger Things



This one pains me to say because Yellowjackets was my favorite new series of the year. However, it doesn't quite have the gusto to unseat Euphoria — nor does any other nominated series in contention.