Rooting For Everybody Black: Complete Guide To The 2022 Emmys

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Black excellence will be on display at Monday's (September 12) 2022 Emmy Awards.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by award-winning comedian Kenan Thompson at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Shemar Moore, Lizzo, and more will be presenting the gold trophies to television and entertainment's biggest stars.

A number of Black entertainers have also earned nods at this year's awards.

Of note, Zendaya, 25, again made history as the youngest woman to ever be nominated for producing at the Emmys. This follows her ground-breaking win as the youngest lead actress drama winner in 2020.

The cast of Abbott Elementary is also up for a number of awards at the 2022 ceremony, which will be broadcasted live Monday on NBC and Peacock.

Keep scrolling for your complete guide to the 2022 Emmys.

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Who: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

What: The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

When: September 12, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, California)

Why: To celebrate to biggest stars in the television and entertainment industry

How: The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on NBC. The award show can also be streamed through Peacock.

Who's Hosting?

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The Television Academy has tapped award-winning comedian Kenan Thompson to host the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.

"Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special," Thompson said, per the Emmys press release. "Like all TV fans, I can't wait to see the stars from my favorite shows."

A six-time Emmy Award nominee, Thompson made his television debut on Nickelodeon's hit sketch comedy series "All That" and is now entering his 20th season of Saturday Night Live as the show's longest-running member.

"Kenan is well-regarded as one of funniest, likable, and accomplished performers of the last two decades and his tenure on Saturday Night Live speaks for itself, NBCUniversal exec Jen Neal said in the press release. "We know he'll bring an excitement and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves."

Who's Presenting?

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The Television Academy has recruited a slate of A-listers to hand out the coveted gold trophies. From music star turned EP Lizzo to longtime actress Angela Bassett, the presenters of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards stacked up to be a diverse bunch of industry greats.

The following stars are presenting at the 2022 Emmys:

Angela Bassett

Ariana DeBose

Taye Diggs

Kerry Washington

Anthony Anderson

RuPaul Charles


Shemar Moore

Chandra Wilson

Ayo Edebiri

Shonda Rhimes

Who's Nominated?

*Black nominees are bolded

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Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”    




“Squid Game”

“Stranger Things”



Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”


“Curb Your Enthusiasm”


“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Only Murders in the Building”

“Ted Lasso”

“What We Do in the Shadows”

Limited Series


“The Dropout”

“Inventing Anna”

“Pam and Tommy”

“The White Lotus”

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”)  

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”)  

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”)  

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”

Competition Program

“The Amazing Race”

“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”

“Nailed It!”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”  

“Top Chef”

“The Voice”

Television Movie

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers”

“Ray Donovan: The Movie”

“Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon”

“The Survivor”

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas”

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 (“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 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”) — WINNER

Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)

Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Supporting Actor in a 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 in a Limited Series or 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”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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”)

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”)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Adrien Brody (“Succession”)

James Cromwell (“Succession”)

Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”)

Arian Moayed (“Succession”)

Tom Pelphrey (“Ozark”)

Alexander Skarsgård (“Succession”)

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”)

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”)

Variety Sketch Series

“A Black Lady Sketch Show”

“Saturday Night Live”

Variety Special (Live)

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes

The Oscars

Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!

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 and Lady Gaga”

Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”

“The Problem With Jon Stewart”

“Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy”


“The World According to Jeff Goldblum”

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness (“Queer Eye”)

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (“Making It”)

Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”)

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary (“Shark Tank”)

Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef”)

RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Outstanding Narrator

Barack Obama

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Lupita Nyong'o

W. Kamau Bell

David Attenborough

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