Netflix series Stranger Things bagged five major awards, while Squid Game’s cast snagged the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress, and three other awards.
Held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 74th annual Emmy Awards once again honored the individuals who made a mark in the entertainment industry this year. Considered one of the four major American Awards for performing arts and entertainment, the event made history by acknowledging the talents of Lee Jung–jae, who became the first Asian actor to have won a lead actor in a drama, and Euphoria star Zendaya for being the first Black woman to bag the lead actress in a drama – the youngest two–time winner ever recorded.
Hosted by Kenan Thompson, The White Lotus, Ted Lasso, and Succession grabbed the most significant awards of the night. HBO’s Euphoria and The White Lotus both garnered five awards, while the South Korean series that made groundbreaking achievements for Netflix, Squid Game, ranked second in terms of the highest number of awards received during the ceremony.
Notably, the Hawkins crew of Stranger Things missed the red carpet event despite having earned multiple nominations—snagging 12 Emmys, including Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, and more.
The 74th Emmy Awards Full List of Winners
Diversity was very much celebrated at the recently held Emmy Awards 2022, with Squid Game’s Hwang Dong–Hyuk becoming the first Asian director to win the Drama Series category (also the first–ever director to have won a non–English–language series) and Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson winning the Comedy Series Writing. The prestigious award-giving body also bestowed the Genna Davis Institute on Gender in Media with the 2022 Governors Award.
Here’s the complete list of winners for the Emmy Awards 2022.
- Comedy Series – Ted Lasso
- Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
- Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – Jean Smart (Hacks)
- Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
- Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
- Drama Series – Succession
- Lead Actor In A Drama Series – Lee Jung–jae (Squid Game)
- Lead Actress In A Drama Series – Zendaya (Euphoria)
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Matthew Macfayden (Succession)
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Garner (Ozark)
- Limited Or Anthology Series – The White Lotus
- Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie – Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
- Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie – Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)
- Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus)
- Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series of Movie – Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
- Competition Program – Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls
- Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live
- Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
- Writing for a Comedy Series – Abbott Elementary (Quinta Brunson for “Pilot“)
- Directing for a Comedy Series – Ted Lasso (MJ Delaney for “No Weddings and a Funeral“)
- Writing for a Drama Series – Succession (Jesse Armstrong for “All the Bells Say“)
- Directing for a Drama Series – Squid Game (Hwang Dong–hyuk for “Red Light, Green Light“)
- Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – The White Lotus (Mike White)
Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – The White Lotus (Mike White)
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