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UPDATED: May 12, 2022
2022 EMMY PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
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Alongside his underrated daughter Margaret Qualley Andie McDowell surprises the world again in Netflix’s “Maid”. As the show is rediscovered and gets a second wind, she may be the only one in the race who can dominate the favorite Jennifer Coolidge for HBO’s “The White Lotus”.
Say hello to the queen of the station! Coolidge became a phenomenon in social media and industry circles after her stage turn in the HBO limited series. She might be the surest thing, in any category, leading up to the nominating vote.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, Connie Breton is divine in HBO’s satirical take on the rich. Although her many co-stars are also in the game – including Coolidge, as well as Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney – she is the next likely candidate in line for a nomination.
Receive multiple nominations for “Veep” but never win, Anna Chlumsky has become a radiant and reliable light in all the projects she undertakes. With co-star Julia Garner looking for attention; they could be an overall deal, pushing her to the forefront for Netflix’s “Inventing Anna.”
Sensational and moving, Kaitlyn Dever delivers her best acting performance yet in Danny Strong’s “Dopesick” limited series. Standing next to star Michael Keaton, she receives a massive push that puts her right in the heart of the Emmy mix.
Emmy winner for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the seasoned talent who is Anne Dowd, became classic TV character Mrs. Garrett in ABC’s recreation special – “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes.'” Is Enough many voters will give him the time to recognize another powerful Dowd turn? I hope so.
Exhibit incredible acting techniques in his film careerDominique Fishback brings that heat opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Apple’s “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.” While bigger names are in the conversation, Emmys can often fall in love with raw talent and take the time to acknowledge achievement.
With her real husband Tim McGraw, the country music star hill of faith harnesses the distress and emotion of a powerful woman in Taylor Sheridan’s “1883.” Paramount+ continues to spread the word, and in her first TV series role, she impresses throughout, arguing for a nomination.
With multiple Emmy nominations and wins, plus another acting nominee in Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for “Hacks,” Laurie Metcalf sharpens grace and wisdom in his work. Hulu is fully behind Metcalf with “The Dropout,” and rightly so. She could be an easy pickup.
There always seems to be a single nominee in a series that doesn’t usually score much in the other Emmy categories. While co-star Elle Fanning battles for a spot, Chloe Sevigny may have a clearer path to landing a nomination for her work on Hulu’s “The Girl from Plainville.”
This is not the complete list of submitted candidates, additions will be added every Thursday.
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The Emmy eligibility period runs from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. The deadline to register for programs for Primetime programming and upload all entry materials is May 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
The nomination ballot runs from June 16 to June 27. Official nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 12.
The list of programs and potential applicants listed below is incomplete and subject to change. The full TV awards season schedule is linked here.
2021 Category Winner: Julianne Nicholson, “Easttown Mare” (HBO)
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AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Supporting Actress Limited Series)
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known simply as the Emmys, are television’s most prestigious arts award. There are numerous records held for both wins and nominations over the nearly eight decades.
For wins: The rules for this category have changed several times over the years, but as it stands, five women have won this category twice: Jane Alexander, Judy Davis, Colleen Dewhurst, Regina King and Mare Winningham. King is the only person to have won both awards consecutively.
For Nominations: Kathy Bates has the most nominations in this category with seven, winning once for “American Horror Story.” Coincidentally, his series is also the most nominated program in this category with 12 nominations.
2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions
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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)
The Primetime Emmys, better known as Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American prime-time television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (recognizes achievement in craftsmanship), and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant contributions in engineering and technology). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy has over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, and various craftsmen and executives.
- The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.