Are you ready for some football? Fine, but the NFL’s return is the reason the 2022 Emmy Awards have been moved from their usual Sunday-to-Monday spot.
Television’s major awards rotate between the top four networks, and this year’s broadcast house, NBC, has booked the second Sunday night in September for Tampa Bay against Dallas. After the Emmys went through two years of pandemic-restricted ceremonies, a day late seems like a minor annoyance.
The industry is expected to put on its best on Monday, walk down the red carpet and celebrate itself and the wealth of shows on streaming services, cable and, to a degree that pales in comparison to years past, network rates at the Ancient.
But what’s a Hollywood awards show without a TV audience? An unappreciated disappointment, and that’s where you come in. If you decide to do your part and tune in, here’s a roadmap for everything you need to know about the 2022 Emmys.
Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19.
WHEN ARE THE 2022 EMMMYS?
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The approximately three-hour ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast live on NBC and, for free, on the Peacock streaming service.
But the Emmys, with 118 awards in total, aren’t a one-day affair. Winners in 25 key categories, including Best Drama and Comedy Series, will be announced at the broadcast ceremony, with the rest split between the September 3-4 Creative Arts Awards. An edited version of the weekend ceremonies, with categories including sound editing and cinematography, will air at 8 p.m. EDT September 10 on FXX.
WHO ORGANIZES THE EMMYS?
The honor usually goes to a comedian with a connection to the network airing the event, and NBC stayed the course: It cast “Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson, a first Emmy host who was preceded in the emcee work by a number of “SNL” stars. The ceremony has tried to go ahead without a host, most recently in 2019, but the results haven’t always been pretty. Or entertaining.
WHICH SHOWS ARE NOMINATED FOR THE TOP AWARDS AT THE EMMYS?
Some previous winners are vying for Best Series honors again, including ‘Ted Lasso’, a freshman when he won Best Comedy Series of 2021, and ‘Succession’, which won Best Drama. 2020. (The series did not air during the 2021 eligibility window, when “The Crown” won.)
There are also some terrific newcomers, including dystopian drama “Squid Game” and crime comedy “Only Murders in the Building.”
Among the actors nominated, those hoping to be repeat winners include Jason Sudeikis of “Ted Lasso,” Jean Smart of “Hacks” and Zendaya of “Euphoria.” Check out the full list of Emmy nominees.
WHAT WERE THE MOST SURPRISING EMMY NODS?
So many, where to start? The farewell season of “This Is Us” earned just one nomination, for original music and lyrics, after garnering Emmys for multiple cast members in years past. It was a similar case for the final year of “black-ish,” which ended its breakthrough run with just two creative arts nominations. On the other hand, it was far from a slam dunk that Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer,” with its controversial anti-transgender commentary, would earn a special nomination for Best Variety. It made.
WHO DECIDES EMMY WINNERS?
The television academy’s more than 17,000 voting members are eligible to decide nominees and winners in 14 categories, including drama, comedy and limited series. Acting awards, including lead, supporting, and guest actors, are determined by peer groups, as are directing, writing, and other individual areas of achievement. The number of nominees in most categories is generally tied to the number of submissions, with the exception of Best Comedy and Drama Series: They get eight nominees each.
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