Scott Menzel’s Emmy Nominations Predictions

With the Emmy nominations being officially announced this Tuesday, I figured now would be the perfect time to give my predictions as to what I believe will be nominated for the Primetime Emmys. I have watched more television in the past two years than I ever have in my entire life. Hence, I feel more confident than ever in my predictions, and I am curious to see what shows get nominated and which ones get snubbed. There are far too many great television shows nowadays, and fitting all of them into a limited number of categories is becoming more and more difficult as the years go on. I wonder if the Television Academy will reevaluate their nomination categories and expand upon them given the significant increase of shows, not only on Broadcast and Cable Networks but on Streamers. I feel like a lot of series and actors are going to be overlooked this year, and that is a shame because, as many have said before, television has never been more robust as a medium. There are so many great television shows that deserve attention (and awards). Still, they will more than likely be overlooked given the limited number of slots and categories for hundreds of series and thousands of actors submissions.

But enough about that, let me get down to business; here are my predictions for the 74th Annual Emmy Awards nominations.

Best Comedy Series

1. Ted Lasso
2. Hacks
3. Barry
4. Only Murders in the Building
5. Abbott Elementary
6. Ghosts
7. What We Do In The Shadows
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

1. Bill Hader for Barry
2. Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
3. Martin Short for Only Murders in the Building
4. Steve Martin for Only Murders in the Building
5. Anthony Anderson for Blackish
6. Donald Glover for Atlanta

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

1. Jean Smart for Hacks
2. Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Building
3. Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
4. Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary
5. Tracee Ellis Ross for Blackish
6. Elle Fanning for The Great

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1. Brett Goldstein for Ted Lasso
2. Henry Winkler for Barry
3. Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
4. Anthony Carrigan for Barry
5. Nick Mohammed for Ted Lasso
6. Paul W. Downs for Hacks
7. Bowen Yang for SNL
8. Harvey Guillen for What We Do In The Shadows

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

1. Hannah Einbinder for Hacks
2. Hannah Waddingham for Ted Lasso
3. Juno Temple for Ted Lasso
4. Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
5. Janelle James for Abbott Elementary
6. Sarah Goldberg for Barry
7. Sheryl Lee Ralph for Abbott Elementary
8. Kate McKinnon for SNL

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

1. Nathan Lane for Only Murders in the Building
2. James Caverly for Only Murders in the Building
3. Bill Hader for Curb Your Enthusiasm
4. John Mulaney for SNL
5. Jerrod Carmichael for SNL
6. Wes Studi for Reservation Dogs

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

1. Jane Lynch for Only Murders in the Building
2. Laurie Metcalf for Hacks
3. Gillian Anderson for The Great
4. Tina Faye for Only Murders in the Building
5. Ariana DeBose for SNL
6. Tracey Ullman for Curb Your Enthusiasm

Best Directing in a Comedy Series

1. Lucia Aniello for Hacks (“There Will Be Blood”)
2. Jamie Babbit for Only Murders in the Building (“True Crime”)
3. MJ Delaney for Ted Lasso (“No Weddings and a Funeral”)
4. Cherien Dabis for Only Murders in the Building (“The Boy From 6B”)
5. Bill Hader for Barry (“710N”)
6. Randall Einhorn for Abbott Elementary (“Pilot”)

Best Writing in a Comedy Series

1. Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky for Hacks (“The One, the Only”)
2. Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary (“Pilot”)
3. Bill Hader and Alec Berg for Barry (“Starting Now”)
4. Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi for Reservation Dogs (“Fuckin’ Rez Dogs”)
5. Steve Martin and John Hoffman for Only Murders in the Building (“True Crime”)
6. Issa Rae for Insecure (“Everything Gonna Be, Okay?”)

Best Drama Series

1. Succession
2. Severance
3. Yellowjackets
4. This is Us
5. Yellowstone
6. Squid Game
7. Better Call Saul
8. Ozark

Best Actress in a Drama Series

1. Zendaya for Euphoria
2. Laura Linney for Ozark
3. Melanie Lynskey for Yellowjackets
4. Mandy Moore for This is Us
5. Brit Lower for Severance
6. Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show

Best Actor in a Drama Series

1. Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul
2. Jeremy Strong for Succession
3. Brian Cox for Succession
4. Sterling K. Brown for This is Us
5. Lee Jung-jae for Squid Game
6. Adam Scott for Severance

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

1. Rhea Seehorn for Better Call Saul
2. Julia Gardner for Ozark
3. Sarah Snook for Succession
4. Patricia Arquette for Severance
5. Christina Ricci for Yellowjackets
6. Jung Ho-yeon for Squid Game
7. Sydney Sweeney for Euphoria
8. J. Smith-Cameron for Succession

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

1. Billy Crudup for The Morning Show
2. Matthew Macfadyen for Succession
3. Kieran Culkin for Succession
4. Giancarlo Esposito for Better Call Saul
5. John Turturro for Severance
6. Jonathan Banks for Better Call Saul
7. Oh Young-soo for Squid Game
8. Park Hae-soo for Squid Game

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

1. Harriet Walter for Succession
2. Lee Yoo-mi for Squid Game
3. Marcia Gay Harden for The Morning Show
4. Jacki Weaver for Yellowstone
5. Hope Davis for Succession
6. Whoopi Goldberg for Star Trek: Picard

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

1. James Cromwell for Succession
2. Ron Cephas Jones for This Is Us
3. Richard E. Grant for Loki
4. Colman Domingo for Euphoria
5. Adrien Brody for Succession
6. Alexander Skarsgard for Succession

Best Writing in a Drama Series

1. Jesse Armstrong for Succession (“All the Bells Say”)
2. Dan Erickson for Severance (“The We We Are”)
3. Hwang Dong-hyuk for Squid Game (“One Lucky Day”)
4. Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson for Yellowjackets (“Pilot”)
5. Chris Mundy for Ozark (“A Hard Way to Go”)
6. Dan Fogelman for This is Us (The Train)
7. Sam Levinson, Euphoria (Stand Like the Hummingbird)

Best Directing a Drama Series

1. Jason Bateman for 2Ozark (“A Hard Way to Go”)
2. Hwang Dong-hyuk for Squid Game (“Red Light, Green Light”)
3. Karyn Kusama for Yellowjackets (“Pilot”)
4. Mark Mylod for Succession (“All the Bells Say”)
5. Lorene Scafaria for Succession (“Too Much Birthday”)
6. Ben Stiller for Severance (“The We We Are”)
7. Taylor Sheridan for Yellowstone (“Keep the Wolves Close”)

Best Limited Series

1. Dopesick
2. The Dropout
3. Maid
4. The White Lotus
5. Under the Banner of Heaven
6. The Staircase

Best TV Movie

  1. The Survivor
  2. The Fallout
  3. Fresh
  4. Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas
  5. Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  1. Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout
  2. Margaret Qualley for Maid
  3. Lily James for Pam & Tommy
  4. Jessica Chastain for Scenes From a Marriage
  5. Toni Collette for The Staircase
  6. Julia Roberts for Gaslit

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  1. Michael Keaton for Dopesick
  2. Andrew Garfield for Under the Banner of Heaven
  3. Colin Firth for The Staircase
  4. Sebastian Stan for Pam & Tommy
  5. Oscar Issac for Scenes From A Marriage
  6. Ben Foster for The Survivor

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  1. Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus
  2. Kaitlyn Dever for Dopesick
  3. Connie Britton for The White Lotus
  4. Andie MacDowell for Maid
  5. Alexandra Daddario for The White Lotus
  6. Laurie Metcalf for The Dropout
  7. Daisy Edgar Jones for Under the Banner of Heaven

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

1. Naveen Andrews for The Dropout
2. Murray Barlett for The White Lotus
3. Peter Sarsgaard for Dopesick
4. Michael Stuhlbarg for Dopesick
5. Seth Rogen for Pam & Tommy
6. Wyatt Russell for Under the Banner of Heaven
7. Matthew Goode for The Offer

Best Writing in a Limited Series or TV Movie

1. Danny Strong for Dopesick (“The People vs. Perdue Pharma”)
2. Elizabeth Meriwether for The Dropout
3. Mike White for The White Lotus (Entire Series)
4. Antonio Campos for The Staircase (“9-1-1”)
5. Patrick Somerville for Station Eleven

Best Direction in a Limited Series or TV Movie

1. Antonio Campos for The Staircase (“9-1-1”)
2. Michael Showalter for The Dropout (“Green Juice”)
3. Danny Strong for Dopesick (“The People vs. Perdue Pharma”)
4. John Wells for Maid
5. Mike White for The White Lotus (Entire Series)

Best Animated Series

1. The Simpsons
2. South Park
3. Big Mouth
4. Arcane
5. Rick and Morty

Best Competition Series

1. RuPaul’s Drag Race
2. Top Chef
3. The Voice
4. Nailed It
5. The Amazing Race
6. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

Best Reality Host

1. RuPaul for RuPaul’s Drag Race
2. Nicole Byer for Nailed It!
3. Lizzo for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
4. Padma Lakshmi for Top Chef
5. The Fab Fave for Queer Eye
6. Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg for Baking It

Best Sketch Series

1. SNL
2. A Black Lady Sketch Show

Be sure to check out the 2022 Emmy nominations when they are revealed on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET.

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Born in New Jersey, Scott D. Menzel has been a film fanatic since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associates Degree in Marketing, a Bachelors in Mass Media, Communications and a Masters in Electronic Media. He has been writing film reviews under the alias of MovieManMenzel since 2003 and started his writing career as a contributing critic at IMDB.com and Joblo.com. In 2009, Scott launched MovieManMenzel.com where he posted several of his film reviews but in 2011 decided to shut down the site when he launched We Live Film.com, which he founded. In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name changed occurred after months of debate but was done so that he and his fellow staff members could write about anything and everything in the world of entertainment.

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