2022 Emmy Nominations Snubs, Surprises, and Head Scrapers

Obi Wan Kenobi Y Strange things ended in a virtual tie after their head-to-head competition in the 2022 broadcast wars. But when it comes to the Emmys, there’s a clear winner, and it’s not Luke Skywalker’s future mentor. Obi Wan Kenobi completely missed out on this year’s Emmy nominations, while Hawkins Hellfire Club scored 13 nominations for the first half of its oversized fourth season.

Another Netflix streaming hit made big waves of awards: South Korean sensation, squid game, it picked up 14 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, the first non-English language series to achieve that honor. But the love for squid game it was the most expected… unlike these snubs and surprises.

Who and what was snubbed?

Ewan McGregor puts on the Jedi robe again in the Disney + series Obi Wan Kenobi (Photo: Disney+/YouTube)

  • The Force was not strong with Star Wars: both Obi Wan Kenobi Y boba fett book were left out of the main Emmy races, though goofy it earned four nominations in below-the-line categories like costumes and visual effects.

  • Marvel’s Big Disney+ Show of 2022, moon knightcould not break through Wanda Vision last year. While it garnered eight nominations in technical categories, stars Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke were left out of acting careers.

  • Speaking of snubbed actors, none of the 13 nominees for Strange things they went to the show’s cast, including fan favorites like Sadie Sink and Joseph Quinn. The good news is that vol. 2, which features significant memorable moments for both of them, is eligible for next year’s awards, giving both actors another chance to climb the hill to Emmy glory.

  • Despite sharing billing above the title, an executive producer status, with Steve Martin and Martin Short, Selena Gomez was inexcusably passed over in the nominations for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Hulu. Only murders in the building. We are starting a podcast about this crime right now.

  • Paramount is working hard to create a yellow stone television universe, but Emmy voters have yet to be convinced to spend some time at the ranch. The hit series didn’t attract a single nomination, even with Oscar-winning director/actor Kevin Costner front and center.

  • Blackish it was a perennial Emmy favorite for much of its eight years. But the final season, which concluded in April, was left out along with oft-nominated stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Season 8 only garnered two nominations, for hair and costume, respectively.

  • Emmy Voters’ Love For squid game came at the expense of another acclaimed South Korean-language series: Pachinko on AppleTV+. The sprawling drama only earned a nomination for Best Main Title Design.

  • where is the love for Bridgerton? Season 2 of Netflix’s smash-hit period romance failed to win over voters and only garnered three nominations, including one for Julie Andrews’ voiceover performance.

  • Seth Meyers remains the only NBC late-night personality to represent the network in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. tonight show host Jimmy Fallon and Peacock’s breakout star Amber Ruffin are still missing.

  • The combined stellar wattage of Julia Roberts and Sean Penn was not enough to power Starz. gas light to the Emmy winners circle. The series only earned four technical nominations.

  • Elisabeth Moss may be a regular nominee for Best Actress for Hulu drama The Handmaid’s Talebut his Apple TV+ series, bright girlshe failed to register with voters, earning zero nominations.

  • don’t cry for We are Emmy voters: NBC’s tearjerker missed out on major nominations for its final season.

Who and what surprised us?

ABBOTT ELEMENTARY - Ahead of the Emmy voting, the stars and executive producers of ABC's Abbott Elementary supported the series on Saturday, June 4 at Disney's FYC Fest held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA.  (ABC via Getty Images) RANDALL EINHORN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS, SHERYL LEE RALPH, QUINTA BRUNSON, LISA ANN WALTER, WILLIAM STANFORD DAVIS, JANELLE JAMES, JUSTIN HALPERN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), PATRICK SCHUMACKER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

The stars and executive producers of ABC Abbott Elementary came out in support of the series on Saturday June 4th at Disneys FYC Fest held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. (ABC via Getty Images)

  • Abbott Elementary he had a grade-A freshman season and voters responded accordingly. The acclaimed ABC comedy earned seven nominations, including Best Comedy Series and Best Leading Actress for star and creator Quinta Brunson, who is also the first black woman to receive three comedy nominations.

  • From A to Y: Showtime’s hit thriller yellow jackets got audiences buzzing and that buzz translated into seven nominations, including Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actress for Hollywood’s secret weapon, Melanie Lynskey.

  • Lizzo moves one step closer to EGOT status with six nominations for her Prime Video reality series, Watch out for Lizzo’s big Grrrls.

  • It only took seven years, but voters finally remembered that it would be better to nominate Rhea Seehorn for Better call Saul. The actress earned her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the film she will soon be finishing breaking bad prequel

  • File This On “Unpleasant Surprises”: Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Comedy Special the closer it earned two Emmy nominations despite intense backlash to its transphobic material.

  • Real, real Emmy voters, Really enjoyed their stay at the white lotus. Mike White’s addictive HBO drama garnered a whopping 20 nominations, tying with ted lasso for second place behind Succession‘s 25 nods.

  • Will Smith’s infamous Oscar night slap in the face may make Emmy history: This year’s Academy Awards telecast garnered multiple nominations, including Outstanding Variety Special, where it will compete alongside the halftime show from Super Bowl LVI without slapping and the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Other winks to know

Chadwick Boseman makes his final appearance as T'Challah in the Disney+ animated series, 'What If...?'  (Photo: Disney+/YouTube)

Chadwick Boseman makes his final appearance as T’Challa in the Disney+ animated series, And yes…? (Photo: Disney+/YouTube)

  • The late Marvel superhero Chadwick Boseman earned a posthumous nomination for voicing his alter ego, Black Panther, for the last time on the Disney+ animated series. And yes…?

  • Other posthumous nominations went to Norm Macdonald for his latest stand-up special, Nothing specialY arrested development star Jessica Walter for her role in FX’s animated favorite Goalkeeper.

  • Former President Barack Obama is nominated for Outstanding Narrator for the Netflix series, Our Great National Parks. His rivals for the Emmy include David Attenborough, W. Kamau Bell, Lupita Nyong’o and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • Euphoria Star Zendaya isn’t just the youngest performer to win an Emmy Award for Best Leading Actress for the first season of the HBO hit. She is now the youngest two-time nominated actress and also the youngest nominated producer as the show’s second season garners a nomination for Best Drama Series.

  • Selena Gomez may have been overlooked in the acting categories, but she’s only the second Latina to earn a production nod for Best Comedy Series nomination. Only murders in the building. Salma Hayek became the first to break that particular barrier in 2007 for Ugly Betty.

The 2022 Emmy Awards air Monday, September 12 on NBC.

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