Emmy Awards 2022 nominations predictions: Ted Lasso, Squid Game, succession vying for maximum approval

Image Source: INSTAGRAM/SQUIDGAMENETFLIX The Emmy Awards ceremony will air on September 12

“Succession” and “Ted Lasso” are looking for Emmy nominations that could add to their previous trophy, but they’re up against hungry newcomers. When bids are announced on Tuesday, the top-drama winner of the social satire “Succession,” 2020, could face a showdown with a “squid game.” The South Korean hit about a brutal survival contest is in the race to become the first non-English language Emmy nominee.

The Emmys were once dominated by broadcast networks and then cable, with the rise of streaming services changing the balance of power and perhaps the rewards themselves. Netflix’s “Squid Game” inclusion in the Emmy mix is ​​likely a result of streaming’s global market focus.

Other potential drama contenders include the modern western “Yellowstone,” workplace thriller “Severance” and “Yellowjacket,” a hybrid survival-and-coming-of-age tale. Potential competition for “Ted Lasso,” which won seven trophies last year, including best comedy, includes the opening seasons of “Abbott Elementary” and “Only Murder in the Building” — both popular and critical successes.

Past Top Comedy winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is also on a nodding spree.

There are several outgoing shows in search of some ultimate Emmy love. “This Is Us” and “Ozark” are included, along with “Insecure” and “Black-ish” on the comedy side.

Jean Smart, last year’s Best Comedy Actress winner for “Hacks,” is in the running again, as is the series, with “Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis hoping to repeat the comedy actor win of 2021. Bill Hader is chasing third prize in the “Barry” category.

“The Crown,” which dominated the 2021 Drama Awards, was not televised within the eligibility period and is sitting out this year.

JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Television Academy President and CEO Frank Sherma were to announce the nominees. The Emmys ceremony is scheduled for September 12 and will air on NBC, with a host yet to be announced.