JTA — Jewish TV shows and actors are well represented in the list of 2022 Emmy nominations announced Tuesday, with actors including Seth Rogen, Julia Garner, Andrew Garfield and Henry Winkler making the cut.
It was an especially good year for Jews in comedy, as many of this year’s nominated comedies have Jewish connections.
Maisel’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” both shows centered around Jewish comedians, took home the Best Comedy awards for their fourth and 11th seasons, respectively. “Maisel” garnered additional acting nominations for Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub, taking all 12 nominations, and “Curb” scored another for guest actor Bill Hader. “Curb” co-star JB Smoove, who is not Jewish but has previously disguised as an Ethiopian Jew on the show, co-hosted the Emmys nomination announcements.
HBO Max’s “Hacks”, a show about a Las Vegas comic, which draws heavy parallels with the life of Jewish comedian Joan Rivers and is executive produced by Jewish TV comedy hitmaker Michael Schur (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) Was built, too. It was nominated for its second season, along with its Jewish supporting actress, Hannah Inbinder.
Other comedies produced by Jews, including FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” (executive-produced by Taika Waititi, among others) and Hulu’s “Only Murder in the Building” (executive-produced by Dan Fogelman, among others) Huh. The eponymous Belnord Building, the real-life Upper West Side apartment that served as the setting for “only murders,” has a long Jewish history.
On the drama side, the HBO teen soap “Euphoria”, adapted from an Israeli series and created by executive producer Sam Levinson, garnered 16 nominations, including Best Drama. And Apple TV+’s dystopian workplace drama “Severance,” directed by Ben Stiller, garnered 14 nominations, including Best Drama and Best Director for Stiller.
“Dopesic,” a Hulu limited series about the opioid epidemic, draws from a real-life role played by the Jewish Sackler family in an over-medication of addictive painkillers. It garnered 14 nominations, including limited series and acting nods for Michael Stuhlberg and Mare Winningham.
Several Jewish artists also nominated. Garner was recognized for playing outlandish scammer Anna Delvey on Netflix’s “Inventing Anna”, Garfield for playing a Mormon investigator on FX’s “Under the Banner of Heaven”, Hulu’s tabloid biography “Palm’s End”. Rogen to play a sex-tape leaker on “Tommy”. Winkler to play a football team captain in HBO’s dark Hitman comedy “Barry,” Brett Goldstein to play a football team captain in Apple TV+’s sports comedy “Ted Lasso,” and a Jewish investor in HBO’s “Succession” To play the role of Adrien Brody.
Some non-Jewish actors playing Jewish roles also made the cut. In addition to Brosnahan and Shalhoub for “Maisel”, Oscar nominated Isaac for his turn as an ex-Orthodox husband through a bitter divorce on HBO’s “Scenes from a Marriage” (produced by Israel Hagai Levy). went.
Apple TV+’s “The Problem with Jon Stewart” and Disney+’s “The World Assessed to Jeff Goldblum” were nominated in the Nonfiction Series category. Mark Cuban was also named as the reality-TV host for his ABC business competition series “Shark Tank”. Seth Meyers, who is not Jewish but is often mistaken for a Jew, after his (Jewish) in-laws told him he was “quite Jewish,” was nominated in the Talk Variety category for his NBC talk show .
The leading show in all categories was “Succession,” with a total of 25 nominations, followed by “Ted Lasso,” “The White Lotus,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “Hacks.”