The Emmy 2022 nominations are finally revealed. The leading nominated shows went to the dark comedy show “Succession” with 25 nominations, the comedy-drama series “Ted Lasso” with 20 nominations, and the comedy-drama series “The White Lotus” with 20 nominations.
This year, the results show a positive outcome for women’s nominations. According to Variety’s Senior Features Editor, Emily Longeretta: “Emmy noms include a LOT of women. Nearly half the directors nominated in the scripted categories were women, and women received almost 40 percent of the nominations in the scripted writing categories. Thirty-four percent of Outstanding Writing in all categories were women.”
With this in mind, “Abbott Elementary”’s Quinta Brunson made history as the first Black woman to receive three Emmy noms in the same year. The series garnered seven nominations.
Brunson said: “Still speechless. Congrats to the entire staff and cast of Abbott Elementary. And I want to share this moment with all of the people who watch and love the show. Emmy nominated, baby!”
Another highlight this year is that the American actress and singer Zendaya broke the record for the youngest producing nominee for her work on the fan favorite “Euphoria.” “Euphoria” collected 16 nominations this year. Within the nominations, Zendaya received four, allocating her as the youngest two-time lead-actress nominee and youngest nominee for producing, per Vanity Fair.
In their interview, Zendaya says: “It’s absolutely insane. The show obviously means so much to me and so much to everyone who makes it. People put their absolute heart and soul into this, and I am so lucky to share this with all of them. I’ve already talked to so many people on FaceTime, and I have a lot more texts to send out. But I am so proud of our team and the work we do together. I’m very, very proud.”
However, to no surprise, there was a lack of Latin nominations. This source cites that Selena Gomez’s nomination for her work as a producer on Hulus’ comedy series “Only Murders in the Building” marks the second time (yes, only second time in 74 years) that a Latina has been nominated in that category in Emmy history.
Unfortunately, she was not nominated for acting this year.
Regarding Latinos nominated in acting categories, Guatemalan-born American actor Oscar Isaac was nominated under the category Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series Movie for his work on “Scenes from a Marriage.” The Guatemalan-American actor Colman Domingo was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Euphoria.”
Let’s hope next year follows with even more female nominations and, of course, Latin ones! Check out all of this year’s Emmy nominations here.