LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 12: 74th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS — Pictured: Jason Sudeikis accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award for “Ted Lasso” on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. — (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)
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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson hosted the ceremony on NBC and streaming service Peacock from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
While the ceremony typically airs on Sunday, NBC also has broadcast rights to National Football League games on Sunday nights, so it has opted to showcase the award winners on Monday.
“The White Lotus,” powered by writer-director Mike White, won several awards. Other winners included Michael Keaton for “Dopesick,” Jean Smart for “Hacks,” Jennifer Coolidge for “The White Lotus” and Julia Garner for “Ozark.”
Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) won for best supporting actress in a comedy series, becoming only the second Black woman in the history of the Emmys to win in this category. Jackee Harry took home the prize for “227″ in 1987. “Squid Game” helmer Hwang Dong-hyuk was the first South Korean to win for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. At 26, Zendaya, of “Euphoria,” is the youngest person to win the award for Outstanding Leading Actress prize twice.
Amanda Seyfried won for her portrayal of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in “The Dropout.”
“Succession” earned 25 nominations, the most of any series, while “Ted Lasso” and HBO’s “The White Lotus” each garnered 20 nominations. Following close behind were HBO Max’s “Hacks” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” — each with 17 nominations — and HBO’s “Euphoria,” which nabbed 16.
The Television Academy did not break out awards by network this year. Last year, there was some mild controversy about how nominations were tallied, as many networks also have streaming services. While it seemed suitable to lump network shows and streaming shows from the same company together, some in the industry felt they should be considered separate distributors.