The Emmys Are Almost Here & We’ve Got All the Details


| LAST UPDATE 08/11/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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The 74th Emmy Awards is quickly approaching, and we're here to give you the ultimate guide to this year's awards show. The three-hour annual show celebrates all things television, from your favorite actors and actresses to your favorite series and more! This year's show will take place live at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on September 12. Keep scrolling for all the details.

The Emmys have been a sacred part of Hollywood tradition for years! The award show recognizes all things television, with some of the most popular categories being: Lead Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress/Actor, and so on. So basically, all bases are covered here. Voting is done by peer judging panels and is considered a symbol of peer recognition. So who's getting nominated this year? After the TV Academy did its thing, it was apparent that Succession received the most nominations, taking home 25 noms, one of which being outstanding drama. Following the drama series, Ted Lesso received 20 nominations tying with The White LotusHacks, Only Murders in the Building, Euphoria, Barry, and Dopesick took home quite a few nominations as well!

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So, who's hosting this year's biggest night in entertainment? Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson will be gracing the stage for his Emmy hosting debut, although he has plenty of experience emceeing events in the past and being on stage. Thompson shared his excitement for the big night, saying, "Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special." He continued, "Like all TV fans, I can't wait to see the stars from my favorite shows." We can't wait as well!

Thompson is not the first SNL star to take the Emmy stage, following the footsteps of previous comic legends such as Conan O'Brian, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, and four years ago, Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost. After all the drama at the Oscars this year, we can only wonder which direction the Emmys are going in this year. But we're hoping with Kenan taking control, everything will go nice and smoothy. Stay tuned!

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