Winners, Highlights, Big Moments – The Hollywood Reporter


After a “for your consideration” season that someway appears to have lasted longer than the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (too quickly!), the 2022 Emmys are lastly right here.

Nominees, Hollywood energy brokers and frightened publicists as soon as once more gathered inside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, a primary since 2019, however we commoners vowed to observe all of the motion and inevitable Don’t Worry Darling jokes unfold on the medium du jour — utilizing the cable subscriptions we completely pay for ourselves and never the log-ins we’ve stolen from our mother and father.  

The final time the TV trade put aside a night to congratulate itself, Ted Lasso, The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit have been the large winners. But so much has modified in a 12 months. Quinta Brunson gifted ABC with Abbott Elementary, the primary broadcast collection to face a preventing probability at main recognition in virtually a decade. The Crown entered its royal hiatus, whereas former Emmy favourite Succession returned after a protracted break between seasons. And one in every of 2022’s greatest gamers within the restricted race, The White Lotus, defied its Emmy class by being renewed for a second season. (Your transfer, Pam and Tommy).

There’s going to be so much to unpack. So … in case you’re watching alone and want some firm, in case you’d quite commerce three worthwhile hours of your life for a CliffsNotes of night’s key moments, or in case you merely arrived right here by some freak accident of search engine optimisation, learn beneath for normal Emmy updates. And do be happy to tweet at me, significantly in case you guess what time I’m emotionally crushed into having a cocktail. Just don’t name it a stay weblog.

4:57 p.m. PT OK, I’ll admit that I’d been dreading this till I heard the way in which Laverne Cox enunciated “Sydney Sweeney” through the E! purple carpet protection. Let’s go.

5:04 p.m. Host Kenan Thomposon is bringing large Diondre Cole vitality to this non-monologue, and now I’m questioning if a Jason-Sudeikis-in-a-track-suit cameo isn’t inevitable. But what’s rather more thrilling, amidst this awkward musical quantity, is that the producers secured the Friends theme solely to shade the sitcom for taking [clears throat] inspiration from Living Single.

5:11 p.m. Michael Keaton nabbing the primary win for the evening for his work in Dopesick provides the Hulu miniseries just a little goose in the primary race, however his speech was a tad TED Talky for an opener.

5:16 p.m. Scratch that. Murray Bartlett successful supporting actor in a class the place he confronted two of his White Lotus co-stars bodes significantly better for that present popping out on prime within the restricted race than Dopesick taking it.

5:19 p.m. It’s the primary business break, and I simply realized I didn’t even point out the Oprah Winfrey look. Clearly, I’m already damaged.

5:26 p.m. The laughter for Thompson’s Netflix jokes isn’t as loud as you’d anticipate as a result of the entire brokers, executives and producers within the viewers clearly aren’t sitting shut sufficient to the mics.

5:30 p.m. I’m going to cease studying an excessive amount of into these particular person awards, however Tom Wambsgans Matthew Macfadyen taking a supporting actor win in a crowded subject of Succession co-stars appears prophetic. Absence certainly makes the guts Grow fonder.

5:45 p.m. Sheryl Lee Ralph has been a fixture of TV for 4 a long time, and this was the primary time she was even invited to the Emmys. What a deserved win. Numerous the sincerity this night has felt pressured — sorry montages of un-nominated reveals! — however every little thing about Ralph’s rousing speech for her work in Abbott Elementary is exceptional.

5:48 p.m. I don’t need to jinx this, but it surely definitely looks like TV Academy members really voted for… a number of reveals this 12 months. The first six performing awards went to 6 completely different collection. God bless Schitt’s Creek, however I’m nonetheless scarred by that taking six straight awards on the prime of the 2020 Emmys. It felt like a glitch within the Canadian Matrix.

5:56 p.m. Just after I thought predictability was useless and that chaos was our new grasp, Saturday Night Live gained finest selection sketch present once more. Again.

6:01 p.m. In the evening’s most dramatic flip but, John Oliver will get to stroll round a NBC-hosted occasion together with his umpteenth Emmy lower than 24 hours after flaming the community’s Law & Order franchise for its love affair with the NYPD and policing usually. Dun dun!

6:13 p.m. CeCe Peniston’s “Finally” enjoying as Jennifer Coolidge ascended the Emmys stage is the best music cue in awards present historical past. But then the producers misplaced me once more once they performed her off stage in order that they’ll have time for an additional montage of un-nominated reveals.

6:15 p.m. Amanda Seyfried wins for enjoying Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout. You can examine her right here.

6:23 p.m. Lizzo successful excellent actuality competitors for Watch Out For The Big Grrrls is low-key the most important coup of the evening. This class has seen painfully little turnover since its inception, showering The Amazing Race after which RuPaul’s Drag Race with a ton of trophies, with just a few deviations for Top Chef and The Voice.

6:27 p.m. Seeing the TV Academy chair Frank Scherma make his compulsory look reminds of when Conan O’Brien gave him a disruptive standing ovation finally 12 months’s present. No such levity tonight.

6:35 p.m. Geena Davis getting the Governors Award jogs my memory of how good she was within the third season of GLOW … and of how GLOW was canceled earlier than it might correctly finish … and the way I’ll by no means recuperate from that.

6:40 p.m. Seeing Disney-owned stormtroopers and Amazon elves and hobbits seem throughout this NBCUniversal-hosted telecast makes me suppose that perhaps we actually can all get alongside.

6:44 p.m. With one performing nod and writing and directing each going to creator Mike White, The White Lotus is changing into one thing of an inevitability for a restricted collection win.

6:52 p.m. Kel Mitchell reunites with Kenan Thompson. Shut it down. No extra awards want handing out. We’ve peaked.

7:01 p.m. Is Garnier trolling the TV Academy with this Mandy Moore Nutrisse business?

7:07 p.m. It virtually appeared as if the tides had shifted decisively in favor of recent blood solely within the performing race, however right here’s a second win in as a few years and seasons for Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis.

7:11 p.m. However, nothing is determined! Quinta Brunson’s writing win for Abbott makes two for the present this night. That’s warmth. Also: what a well-timed Olay business!

7:19 p.m. It’s unimaginable to counsel that there’s any form of plan or narrative to the Emmys or any awards present, however Hwang Dong-hyuk’s directing win for Squid Game looks like voters honoring the mega-hit in a single class so one of the best drama title can go elsewhere with out snubbing it. Maybe I’m simply cynical.

7:22 p.m. Zendaya marks the second repeat win of the evening. She first took finest actress in a drama for her work in Euphoria in 2020, however she was on Zoom. It’s so good to see her settle for this award in a room stuffed with lots of of individuals.

7:29 p.m. That’s a three-for for two-fors. Jean Smart makes a semi-obvious return to the stage for her work within the second season of Hacks after successful a 12 months in the past. She thanks HBO — not HBO Max, the precise platform behind the comedy — which is concurrently humorous and becoming.

7:41 p.m. Jesse Armstrong is often cited because the most-admired TV author by TV writers, so it’s no shock that he wins TV writing for the third time and in addition mentions the phrase “writing” at the very least seven occasions throughout his speech for writing Succession.

7:44 p.m. Just after we thought surprises have been over! Lee Jung-jae wins for Squid Game. Anything might (principally) nonetheless occur.

7:50 p.m. *Record Scratch Freeze Frame* I wager you’re questioning how The White Lotus simply gained excellent restricted/anthology collection when it’s returning (with winner Jennifer Coolidge enjoying the identical function) for a second season this fall. Well, it’s difficult. Emmy guidelines state that restricted collection can not embrace any recurring storylines or characters, however the TV Academy made an exception for this one on account of the present’s ensemble-heavy standing. Don’t anticipate them to be so beneficiant with season two. This present will doubtless now segue to the comedy race.

7:54 p.m. Ted Lasso wins finest comedy, in what I think alerts the top of surprises this night. In addition to the nod for Sudeikis’ efficiency, the present nabbed its first directing Emmy.

8:02 p.m. After months of questioning which drama beginning with the letter “S” would win — no, not you, Stranger Things – we lastly have our reply. Succession takes the ultimate and, in case you’re an elitist, arguably most prestigious award of the evening. We get no repeat play of CeCe Peniston, because the Succession theme performs whereas producers frantically attempt to put a bow on this telecast throughout one of the best drama speech. Armstrong makes a poorly-received crack about King Charles ascending to the throne, unknowingly giving me the right word on which to wrap this up. Full circle, child! I’m out, however stick round on THR for additional Emmy information, evaluation and celebration protection.

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