2022 Emmy Predictions: Drama, Comedy, Limited Series, Acting Races


Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis; Awards Circuit Column, a weekly analysis dissecting the trends and contenders by television editor Michael Schneider (for Emmys) and Davis (for Oscars); Awards Circuit Podcast, a weekly interview series with talent and an expert roundtable discussion; and Awards Circuit Video analyzes various categories and contenders by Variety's leading awards pundits. Variety's unmatched coverage gives its readership unbeatable exposure in print and online, as well as provide inside reports on all the contenders in this year's awards season races.

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UPDATED: July 14, 2022


With the combination of HBO and HBO Max, the network and streamer led the tally with 140 total nominations. Dividing them accordingly, HBO had 114 names including 26 for HBO Max. Netflix was next at 105, with a strong showing, especially in the Creative Arts categories.

Pound for pound, Hulu’s tally of 58 names is the most impressive, especially since it landed three of five spots in limited or anthology series.

The rise in overall nominations for Apple TV+ is particularly noteworthy, including its first nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.

Next in the tally of networks with more than 10 names are: Disney+ (34), Amazon Prime Video (30), CBS (29), NBC (28), ABC (23), FX (23), Showtime (17), Paramount+ (11) and Vh1 (10)

The first round of winner predictions are below in all categories and they are marked with red asterisks.

who got snubbed: “The Afterparty” (Apple TV+) and Paramount Network

The full list of Emmy nominations for 2022.

Read more: Variety Awards Circuit Emmys Prediction Center.

Submission videos will be available on August 8 before the final round of voting begins on August 12. Voting will close on August 22 at 10:00 PM PST. The full TV awards season schedule is linked here. The 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place September 3-4 at 5:00 p.m. PST and will air on FXX September 10. Additionally, the 74th Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Monday, September 12.


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