Kenan Thompson Will Host the 2022 Primetime Emmys! Get All the Details

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The 74th annual installment of the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2022 will pay tribute to the best of the best in TV with major awards broken down by comedy and drama.

The 2022 Emmy nominations were announced via livestream on July 12.

Selena Gomez became the second Latina since Salma Hayek in 2007 to be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer on Only Murders in the BuildingZendaya and Squid Game shattered records as the actress is the youngest producing nominee and the South Korean series is the first non-English language series to be Emmy nominated for Outstanding Drama. There are also three posthumous Emmy nominations for Chadwick Boseman, Norm Macdonald, and Jessica Walter.

Here's everything we know so far about the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards.

When are the 2022 Primetime Emmys?

The 2022 Emmy Awards are Monday, Sept. 12.

Who will host the 2022 Emmy Awards?

Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson will host the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Where will the 2022 Primetime Emmys be held?

The live ceremony will be broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

How to watch the 2022 Primetime Emmys

The show will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Cord cutters can stream the awards show live on Peacock.

2022 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Comedy Series Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Guest Actress in a Comedy

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

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

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Hiro Murai, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Lucia Aniello, Hacks
Mary Lou Belli, The Ms. Pat Show
Cherien Dabis, Only Murders in the Building
Jamie Babbit, Only Murders in the Building
MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary 
Duffy Boudreau, Barry
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry
Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky; Hacks
Steve Martin and John Hoffman, Only Murders in the Building
Jane Becker, Ted Lasso
Sarah Naftalis, What We Do In The Shadows
Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows

Drama Series Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Squid Game
Stranger Things–Season 4, Volume 1 

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Guest Actress in a Drama

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

Adrien Brody, Succession
James Cromwell, Succession
Colton Domingo, Euphoria
Arian Moayed, Succession
Tom Pelphrey, Ozark
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Ben Stiller, Severance
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game
Mark Mylod, Succession
Cathy Yan, Succession
Lorene Scafaria, Succession
Karyn Kusama, Yellowjackets

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
Chris Mundy, Ozark
Dan Erickson, Severance 
Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game
Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson; Yellowjackets
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Yellowjackets

Limited Series and TV Movies Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

The Dropout
Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The White Lotus

Outstanding TV Movie

Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Ray Donovan: The Movie
Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon
The Survivor
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV 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 & Tommy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Toni Collette, The Staircase
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Margaret Qually, Maid
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV 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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV 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

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

Danny Strong, Dopesick
Michael Showalter, The Dropout
Francesca Gregorini, The Dropout
John Wells, MAID
Hiro Murai, Station Eleven
Lorene Scafaria, Succession
Mike White, The White Lotus

Reality TV Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Unstructured Reality TV Program

Below Deck Mediterranean
Love On the Spectrum U.S.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Selling Sunset

Outstanding Structured Reality TV Program

Antiques Roadshow
Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
Love Is Blind
Queer Eye
Shark Tank

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

Between The Scenes–The Daily Show
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

Outstanding Reality TV or Competition Show Host

Greg Whiteley, Cheer
Nneka Onuorah, Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls
Aaron Krummel, Queer Eye
Nick Murray, RuPaul's Drag Race
Ari Boles, Top Chef

Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program

Andrew Rossi, The Andy Warhol Diaries
Peter Jackson, The Beatles: Get Back
Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, George Carlin's American Dream
Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi
Ian Denyer, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
W. Kamau Bell, We Need to Talk About Cosby

Variety Talk Emmy Nominations

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 Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

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

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

Carpool Karaoke
I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson
The Randy Rainbow Show
Late Night With Seth Meyers: CORRECTIONS
Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

Bridget Stokes, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Alexander J. Vietmeier, Late Night With Seth Meyers 
Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Don Roy King and Liz Patrick, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Paul Dugdale, Adele: One Night Only
Stan Lathan, Dave Chappelle: The Closer
Bo Burnham, Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Norm Macdonald and Jeff Tomsic, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special
Hamish Hamilton, The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar And 50 Cent

Additional Categories of Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

The Andy Warhol Diaries 
The Beatles: Get Back
jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
100 Foot Wave
We Need To Talk About Cosby

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Controlling Britney Spears
George Carlin's American Dream
Lucy and Desi
The Tinder Swindler
We Feed People

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman 
The Problem With Jon Stewart 
Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy
The World According to Jeff Goldblum 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

F. Murray Abraham as Khonshu, Moon Knight
Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton 
Chadwick Boseman as Star Lord T’Challa, What If...?
Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress, Big Mouth
Stanley Tucci as Bitsy, Central Park
Jessica Walter as Malory Archer, Archer
Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, What If...?

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

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

Andrew Rossi, The Andy Warhol Diaries
Peter Jackson, The Beatles: Get Back
Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, George Carlin's American Dream
Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi
Ian Denyer, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
W. Kamau Bell, We Need to Talk About Cosby

Outstanding Animated Program

Bob’s Burgers
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
What If…?

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

The Boys Presents: Diabolical 
Love, Death + Robots 
Robot Chicken
Star Wars: Visions 
When Billie Met Lisa

The full list of the 2022 Emmy Awards Nominations can be found on the official Emmy's website.