2022 was a big year for television, with a slew of incredible shows released across the numerous platforms available for our enjoyment. Particularly exciting for us at Nerdist were the many Primetime Emmy nominations received by genre shows. Some of our favorite TV series from the year, like SeveranceStranger Things, What We Do in the Shadows, and Yellowjackets, received nods across Emmy categories. Ultimately, a few shows, like Squid Game and Ted Lasso, took home some of the big prizes. But overall, the Emmys went in other directions. Take a look at a further breakdown and full list of Emmy winners below.

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When it comes to more genre winners, Squid Game and Ted Lasso did us proud. Squid Game won historical Emmys in the categories of “Lead Actor in a Drama Series,” won by Lee Jung-jae, and “Directing for a Drama Series,” won by Hwang Dong-hyuk.

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Meanwhile, Ted Lasso received Emmys for “Lead Actor in a Comedy Series,” won by Jason Sudeikis, “Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series,” won by Brett Goldstein, and “Best Comedy Series” for the show overall.

We were sad to see that some series we absolutely love, like Severance and Yellowjackets, did not get further recognition this Emmy season. However, we remain thrilled about their nominations. In the past, genre shows like these two may not have gotten any honors at all. Our fingers are crossed for future wins. Though we want to extend congratulations to the other excellent shows recognized at the Emmys, especially Abbott Elementary.

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In the area of Creative Arts Emmys, genre shows scored a few more wins. Among other shows, Moon Knight and What If… took home wins for “Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special” and “Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance,” won by the late Chadwick Boseman, respectively. Netflix’s Arcane, Stranger Things, and Love, Death + Robots, as well as Apple TV+’s Severance, also came away with wins for Creative Arts Emmys.

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2022 Primetime Emmy Award Winners in Major Categories

Outstanding Drama Series

Succession—HBO/HBO Max

Outstanding Comedy Series
Ted Lasso—Apple TV+

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
The White Lotus—HBO/HBO Max

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Squid Game—Netflix; Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Succession: All The Bells Say—HBO/HBO Max; Written by Jesse Armstrong

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Ted Lasso: No Weddings And A Funeral—Apple TV+; Directed by MJ Delaney

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Hacks—HBO/HBO Max; Jean Smart as Deborah Vance

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Euphoria—HBO/HBO Max; Zendaya as Rue

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Squid Game: Red Light, Green Light—Netflix; Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary: Pilot—ABC; Written by Quinta Brunson

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Ted Lasso—Apple TV+; Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
The White Lotus—HBO/HBO Max; Written by Mike White

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
The White Lotus—HBO/HBO Max; Directed by Mike White

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
The Dropout—Hulu; Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
The White Lotus—HBO/HBO; Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ted Lasso—Apple TV+; Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary—ABC; Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ozark—Netflix; Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Dopesick—Hulu; Michael Keaton as Dr. Samuel Finnix