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Emmy’s 2022: A Night Rewarding of Titles

by Mateo Biggs

There’s always a specific night that gains viewership not quite like any other– an annual program that has everyone cheering their favorite celebrities to see who gains the awards they have worked so hard for, and this year is no different. With a viewership of about 5.92 million according to “TV Insider” on September 12, 2022, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards– hosted this year by Kenan Thompson –was a night full of excitement despite the all-time-low rating status with both NBC and Peacock streaming the ceremony. 

Jam packed with numerous titles many readers may recognize, the 3hr program had no qualms with dishing out awards to those that earned it with the vote of confidence from the people themselves. Winning the title of “Outstanding Comedy Series” was “Ted Lasso” from Apple TV+ produced by Jason Sudeikis, with “Succession” from HBO winning the mantle of “Outstanding Drama Series”. Another program from HBO winning a hard earned award with stiff competition comes from “The White Lotus” that ended up on top of “Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series” on the 74th Emmy Awards. As the victor for “Outstanding Competition Program” comes from star singer Lizzo’s recent show “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” on Prime Video.

Now comes the fun part everyone ends up waiting for– the winning actors. In categories like “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” it should be no surprise to see “Euphoria”’s very own Zendaya, who wins the award with her performance as Rue Benett on the HBO fan favorite. With Jason Sudeikis– a name we see produce the very show “Ted Lasso” as well as play the character himself –taking on the champion name as “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, his counterpart for the actress title being the talented Jean Smart from “Hacks” . As “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” it should be no shocker that the only one to stand beside Zendaya in this category is “Squid Game”w phenomenal actor Lee Jung-jae who played main character Seong Gi-hun in the program. From there we follow along to Michael Keaton from “Dopesick” who plays Dr Samuel Finnix on the Hulu series as he wins “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie” along with the one and only Amanda Seyfried from Hulu’s “The Dropout” playing Elizabeth Holmes who takes the win as “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie”. 

With such an award ceremony filled with high spirits and emotional wins, we can only hope the 75th award ceremony to be as filled with such talent like this year.