Live Highlights Coverage of the 2022 Emmys, Winners of the 74th Annual Awards

Potential Records at the 74th Emmy Awards—Comedy

Issa Rae portrays Issa Dee in HBO’s “Insecure.”


There are also a number of records that could be broken by those nominated for Monday night’s comedy awards.

Selena Gomez could become the first Latina producer to win Best Comedy Series for ‘Only Murders in the Building’. She is only the second Latina to be nominated in this category after Selma Hayek’s nod for the co-production of “Ugly Betty” in 2007.

If Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) or Issa Rae (“Insecure”) win best lead actress in a comedy series, they will become the second black woman in history to win in the category. It would come more than 40 years after Isabel Sanford won in 1981 for “The Jeffersons”.

Brunson and Rae also co-created the shows they star on and will become the first black woman to win for a show they co-created and co-wrote.

Quinta Brunson attends the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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In the Outstanding Lead Actor category, Oscar Isaac would be the first actor of Guatemalan descent to win the award and Himesh Patel would be the first actor of Gujarati descent to win.

In the category of supporting actresses, Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) or even Sarah Niles (“Ted Lasso”) would become only the second black woman in history to win. in this category. Jackee Harry won the award 34 years ago for ‘227’ in 1987.

Bowen Yang may become the first Chinese-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” However, if Toheeb Jimoh (“Ted Lasso”) or Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”) win, they would be the second black actor to win after Robert Guillame, who won for “Soap” in 1979.

Nick Mohammed (“Ted Lasso”) could also break a record in this category. His win would mark the first time an actor of Trinidadian descent has won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

If Hiro Murai wins in the directing category on Monday for his work on “Atlanta,” he would be the first Japanese-American to win the award.

-Sarah Whitten

Potential Records at the 74th Emmy Awards – Drama

There are a number of records that could be broken at this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony across multiple categories and genres.

Here are the records related to the drama category:

‘Squid Game’ could become the first non-English drama to win Best Drama Series. Additionally, Lee Jung-jae could become the first South Korean actor to win Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He would also be the first actor of Asian descent to win the award.

Likewise, Park Hae-soo or O Yeong-su from “Squid Game” could become the first South Korean actors to win the Best Supporting Actor award. Jung Ho-yeon would also be the first South Korean actress to win in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Hwang Dong-hyuk could also become the first South Korean to win for Outstanding Writing and Directing in a Drama Series.

If Cathy Yan wins Best Direction for her work on “Succession,” she would be the first Chinese-American to win the category.

Zendaya could be the youngest producer to win Best Drama Series for “Euphoria” and if she wins Best Actress again, she would be the youngest to win the category twice.

Melanie Lynskey may be the first New Zealand actress to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on ‘Yellowjackets’, but if the award goes to Sandra Oh of ‘Killing Eve’, she would be the first. Asian actress to win the award.

If Sarah Snook wins Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for ‘Succession’, she would be the first Australian actress to win the award.

-Sarah Whitten

Kenan Thompson hosts the Emmys as Hollywood looks to get back to business as usual

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Kenan Thompson speaks onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmys Press Preview at the Television Academy on September 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Longtime “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will host Monday’s 74th Primetime Emmy Awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

It is the first time since 2019 that the event has been held in this space, as the coronavirus has forced previous producers to seek alternative venues that could meet social distancing requirements.

Thompson will be looking to help boost Emmy ratings for the second year in a row. The show has dropped to an all-time high in viewership in recent years, but saw a slight jump in 2021.

While 2020’s ceremony was a mostly virtual affair and last year’s took place in a large tent, producers are bringing table seating instead of having nominees sit in theater-style seating like the Oscars.

-Sarah Whitten

Is this the year of AppleTV+?

AppleTV+’s historic Best Picture Oscar win was overshadowed by an altercation between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock in March, but big wins at Monday’s Emmys could cement the service as one from the most reputable content providers in the streaming space.

The streamer, which has been around for less than three years, has earned 52 total Emmy nominations from 13 different titles in 2022. HBO and HBO Max landed 140 nominations combined, and Netflix received 104.

Apple TV+ hit “Ted Lasso” is up for Outstanding Comedy Series again, while his new show “Severance” is on the ballot for Outstanding Drama Series. Competition in both categories is stiff, in part due to new entrants like Netflix’s “Squid Game,” Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” and ABC’s “Abbot Elementary.” This is also the final year of eligibility for AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Netflix’s “Ozark.”

Earlier this year, Apple TV+ won Best Picture at the Oscars for “CODA”, marking the first time a streaming platform has won the top prize. Troy Kotsur, who starred in the film, also became the first deaf man to win an Oscar for his acting role.

-Sarah Whitten

How to watch the 2021 Emmys without cable

The 74th Emmy Awards are scheduled to begin Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

For those who want to tune in to the annual awards show, but don’t have cable, there are plenty of options.

The ceremony will be available to stream on:

  • Peacock
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • YouTube television
  • TV Sling
  • Fubo TV
  • DirecTV streams

-Sarah Whitten

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