Emmys 2022: Why Selena Gomez was snubbed, series nominations list

Emmys 2022: Why Selena Gomez was snubbed and the TV series nominations list

/ 09:48 AM July 13, 2022

A variety of all sorts comprise the Emmy 2022 nominations. From international to groundbreaking, old to new, there’s a lot of drama in this year’s Emmys. With a bunch of standout new series, the Television Academy has also done the challenging task of recognizing the good old TV series. 

On July 12, the list of 2022 Emmy nominations was announced. TV shows like “Ted Lasso,” “The White Lotus,” Hacks,” and also “Succession” received major acknowledgment from the Academy. 

In addition, for the first time in Emmy’s history, they never announced which streaming platform or network was leading on their list, which left leading streaming Netflix and HBO scurrying to count their nominations for this year’s bragging rights.


The TV Academy reasoned that TV shows are the focus. Also, it was clear that “Succession” was the most nominated program of 2022, with 25 nods. “Ted Lasso” is next in line with 20 nominations, and then “The White Lotus” with 20 nominations and the most-recognized limited series. 

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez’s co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” graced the list of Emmy nominees. Unfortunately, the influential star was not included as the lead actress in the comedy category. 

In addition, Selena’s co-star Steve Martin said, “We’re a little stunned that Selena (Gomez) didn’t get nominated because she is so crucial to the trio, to the show. She kind of balances us.”

Despite her omission from the lead actress category, she was included among the team for outstanding comedy series. Moreover, this is not only an exceptional nomination, but it also marks the second time a Latina was a producing nomination for comedy series in the overall Emmy history of 74 years.

The Emmy Award Nominees

Furthermore, this is the first time that Emmy has planned with time slot restrictions for their award ceremony. Instead, the TV Academy focused on genres to identify that led to the Primetime, Daytime, and also the new Children’s and Family Emmys, among the other award ceremonies.

Emmy Awards was scheduled to air on Sept.12 on NBC and Peacock at 5 p.m. PT. Although the host for the award ceremonies wasn’t announced yet. Here is the complete list of the nominees below:

Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)   

“Barry” (HBO)

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)   

“Hacks” (HBO)   

Also, in the comedy series:

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)   

Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)   

“Euphoria” (HBO)   

“Ozark” (Netflix)   

“Severance” (Apple TV+)   

Also in the drama series are:

“Squid Game” (Netflix)   

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)   

“Succession” (HBO)   

“Yellowjackets” (Showtime)  

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)  

Brian Cox (“Succession”)  

Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”)   

Also, the lead actor in drama series are:

Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)  

Adam Scott (“Severance”)  

Jeremy Strong (“Succession”) 

Limited Series

“Dopesick” (Hulu)   

“The Dropout” (Hulu)   

“Inventing Anna” (Netflix)   

“Pam and Tommy” (Hulu)   

“The White Lotus” (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Drama

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)   

Laura Linney (“Ozark”)  

Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”)  

Also in, the lead actress in drama series are:

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)  

Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)   

Zendaya (“Euphoria”)  

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)   

Bill Hader (“Barry”)  

Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”)

Also in, the lead actor in comedy series are:

Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”)   

Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”)  

Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)  

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)  

Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”)  

Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”)  

Also in, the lead actress in comedy series are:

Elle Fanning (“The Great”)  

Issa Rae (“Insecure”)  

Jean Smart (“Hacks”)  

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Colin Firth (“The Staircase”)  

Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”)  

Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)  

Also in, the lead actor in limited series are:

Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)  

Himesh Patel (“Station Eleven”)  

Sebastian Stan (“Pam and Tommy”)   

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Toni Collette (“The Staircase”)  

Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”)  

Lily James (“Pam and Tommy”)  

Also in, the lead actress in limited series are:

Sarah Paulson (“Impeachment: American Crime Story”)

Margaret Qualley (“Maid”)  

Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”)  

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)  

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)  

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)  

Also in the variety talk series are:

“Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC)  

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)  

Competition Program

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)  

“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” (Amazon Prime Video)  

“Nailed It!” (Netflix)  

Also in the competition program are:

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)  

“Top Chef” (Bravo)  

“The Voice” (NBC)  

Television Movie

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” (Disney+)

“Ray Donovan: The Movie” (Showtime)

Also in the television movie are:

“Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon” (Paramount+)

“The Survivor” (HBO/HBO Max)

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas” (The Roku Channel)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette (“Severance”)

Julia Garner (“Ozark”)

Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”)

Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”)

Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”)

Also in the supporting actress in a drama series are:

Smith-Cameron (“Succession”)

Sarah Snook (“Succession”)

Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun (“Succession”)

Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

Park Hae-soo (“Squid Game”)

Also in, the supporting actor in a drama series are:

Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”)

John Turturro (“Severance”)

Christopher Walken (“Severance”)

Oh Yeong-su (“Squid Game”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)

Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”)

Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Also in the supporting actress in a comedy series are:

Sarah Niles (“Ted Lasso”)

In addition to this list: Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”)

Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)

Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)

Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)

Toheeb Jimoh (“Ted Lasso”)

Nick Mohammed (“Ted Lasso”)

Also in the supporting actor in a comedy series are:

Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”)

In addition to this list: Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Connie Britton (“The White Lotus”)

Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”)

Alexandra Daddario (“The White Lotus”)

Kaitlyn Dever (“Dopesick”)

Also in the supporting actress in a limited series are:

Natasha Rothwell (“The White Lotus”)

In addition to this list: Sydney Sweeney (“The White Lotus”)

Mare Winningham (“Dopesick”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Murray Bartlett (“The White Lotus”)

Jake Lacy (“The White Lotus”)

Will Poulter (“Dopesick”)

Seth Rogen (“Pam & Tommy”)

Also in the supporting actor in a limited series are:

Peter Sarsgaard (“Dopesick”)

In addition to this list: Michael Stuhlbarg (“Dopesick”)

Steve Zahn (“The White Lotus”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Hope Davis (“Succession”)

Marcia Gay Harden (“The Morning Show”)

Martha Kelly (“Euphoria”)

Also in, the guest actress in a drama series are:

Sanaa Lathan (“Succession”)

Harriet Walter (“Succession”)

Lee You-mi (“Squid Game”)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Adrien Brody (“Succession”)

James Cromwell (“Succession”)

Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”)

Also in the guest actor in a drama series are:

Arian Moayed (“Succession”)

In addition to this list: Tom Pelphrey (“Ozark”)

Alexander Skarsgård (“Succession”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Adams (“Hacks”)

Harriet Sansom Harris (“Hacks”)

Jane Lynch (“Only Murders in the Building”)

Also in the guest actress in a comedy series are:

Laurie Metcalf (“Hacks”)

In addition to this list are: Kaitlin Olson (“Hacks”)

Harriet Walter (“Ted Lasso”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Jerrod Carmichael (“Saturday Night Live”)

Bill Hader (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)

James Lance (“Ted Lasso”)

Also in the guest actor in a comedy series are:

Nathan Lane (“Only Murders in the Building”)

In addition to this list: Christopher McDonald (“Hacks”)

Sam Richardson (“Ted Lasso”)

Variety Sketch Series

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO/HBO Max)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Variety Special (Live)

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

In addition to this list: Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes (ABC)

The Oscars (ABC)

Then, there’s also Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent (NBC)

Tony Awards Presents Broadway’s Back! (CBS)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

“Adele: One Night Only” (CBS)

“Dave Chappelle: The Closer” (Netflix)

“Then, there’s also Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” (HBO/HBO Max)

“Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” (Netflix)

“One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” (CBS)

Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” (Netflix)

Then, there’s also “The Problem With Jon Stewart” (Apple TV+)

“Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” (CNN)

“VICE” (Showtime)

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” (Disney+)

Host a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness (“Queer Eye”)

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (“Making It”)

In addition to this list: Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”)

Then there’s also Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary (“Shark Tank”)

Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef”)

RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Outstanding Animated Program

“Arcane” • “When These Walls Come Tumbling Down” • Netflix • A Riot Games and Fortiche Production for Netflix.

“Bob’s Burgers” • “Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner” • FOX • 20th Television

In addition to this list: “Rick and Morty” • “Mort Dinner Rick Andre” • Adult Swim • Rick and Morty LLC

Then, there’s also “The Simpsons” • “Pixelated and Afraid” • FOX • A Gracie Films production associated with 20th Television Animation.

“What If…?” • “What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” • Disney+ • Marvel Studios

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