The The biggest surprise at the 2022 Emmy Awards was that there were absolutely no surprises. Everything played exactly as most people assumed.
Category after category, the nominee awards that experts predicted to win, actually won. The three shows with the most nominations – Succession, Ted Lasso, and the White Lotus All of them won first prizes in their categories.
Eventually, the night matched the 2021 Emmys, when he took home the massive win The Crown, Ted Lasso And the East Town mare It made the ceremony winners somewhat predictable once the nominations were announced.
However, there were some disappointments, such as Only the murders in the building It was excluded from the highest categories, despite receiving 17 nominations overall.
The others who were closed were to cut And the yellow jackets; The first received 14 nominations, while the second received seven. Neither of them won anything in the top categories.
Then came a big shock RuPaul’s Drag Race Four consecutive wins for the Outstanding Competition Program ended, with Lizzo Watch out for the big Grrrls take the throne.
On whether Lizzo would perform another season and possibly win again, she said it would not be whether the show was well received or critically acclaimed, but rather out of necessity because she needed more dancers.
Tonight’s other big disappointments came from The best of Saul on demandTerrible series of losses. Of the seven nominations, the show won nothing.
Bob Odenkirk, having been nominated this year and several times in the past The best of Saul on demandOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Award squid gamesLee Jong Jae.
Lee is the first Asian actor to win this category, and only the fourth Asian actor to win an Emmy.
Meanwhile Odenkirk The best of Saul on demand Rhea Seehorn loses Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series to Julia Garner Ozark.
Jerrod Carmichael’s outstanding writing for a special win for a variety Ruthaniel Wasn’t shocked. Critics saw it coming, especially after Carmichael appeared as gay in the HBO special.