This morning, the 2022 Emmy Nominations were announced during a livestream broadcast, and the ride-or-die stans tuned in to see whether or not their fave shows and stars would garner a hard-earned nom.
Announced by an enthusiastic JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), the live chat was bumping with predictions and wishes prior to the broadcast. Many took to social media immediately afterward to express their delight, or their utter disgust, at who snagged a nom, and who was brutally snubbed.
Some of the nominations weren’t entirely shocking. Do you mean to tell us that Last Week Tonight with John Oliver gets yet another nomination for Best Variety Talk Series? Colour us surprised *cough!* Jason Sudeikis got another much-deserved Best Actor in a Comedy Series nom for his work on Ted Lasso. And honestly, we would’ve taken off our earrings and thrown some hands if Zendaya didn’t get another Best Actress in a Drama Series nom for her work in Euphoria.
It may or may not surprise you to learn that there is a very real and very devotional Laura Linney fan group out there, who cheered with delight for her Best Actress in a Drama Series nod for her work in the final season of Ozark. Honestly, we want to be in this fan club.
But when it came to snubs, stans were decidedly not amused. One that rattled TV fans the most was the absence of Scenes From A Marriage from the Best Limited or Anthology Series category.
Then the This is Us and Mandy Moore hive nearly lost their collective minds over her snub for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Maid is a critically acclaimed Limited Series that deals with spousal and domestic abuse (and it was filmed entirely in Canada), but despite the critical praise it received, it didn’t garner a Limited Series nom. Some weren’t happy that Inventing Anna made the list over the other Netflix series., but luckily Maid Star Margaret Qualley nabbed a nom for Best Actress in a Limited Series.
And can we just talk for a second about South Korean hit show Pachinko? It was entirely snubbed from the nominations, and not even Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh Jung could break into the Best Actress category. Some highlighted a solid theory for why: ongoing racism within the voting body.
Nonetheless, there was also a great Canadian representation in the noms, with Martin Short earning a nom for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and Sandra Oh getting a Best Actress in a Drama Series nod.
For a full list of nominees, click here!
The 74th EMMY® AWARDS air live Sept. 12 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.