If you love TV (and, let’s face it — we do), then chances are you have your own personal list of shows and stars that you’ve binge-watched on the small screen this year — but are your faves aligned with the Television Academy’s picks? The 2022 Emmy nominations have been revealed, and we’ve rounded up just a few of the biggest surprises and snubs.
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Surprise: Sydney Sweeney is a first-time Emmy nominee — twice
It’s been a banner year for 24-year-old Sydney Sweeney, who picked up two Emmy nominations this year: best supporting actress in a drama series for Euphoria and best supporting actress in a limited series for The White Lotus.
As People reports, Sweeney shared her joy over the news on Instagram. “[What a morning! thank you so much to the @televisionacad for my emmy nominations!” Sweeney wrote. “It’s an honor to know that both Olivia and Cassie have connected with so many. I’m so proud of both these shows and grateful to everybody that’s been apart of them. But most importantly mom, I love you, we did it through the ups and downs!”
Fun fact: Sweeney’s birthday is September 12 — the same day as this year’s Emmy Awards — so if she picks up a win (or two), it could be a pretty sweet birthday treat.
Snub: ‘Yellowstone’ was shut out
A notable snub with this year’s nominations is the lack of any recognition for the hit Paramount Network series Yellowstone. While the show is the most popular scripted series on television by publicly released ratings, according to Variety, there were zero Emmy nominations — which, to many, is a major snub.
Surprise: Sandra Oh received her 13th Emmy nomination
Sandra Oh has had an eventful month. The Canadian-born actress was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, and she also received her 13th Emmy nomination this year: Oh was nominated for lead actress in a drama series for Killing Eve’s final season.
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Snub: Final season snubs for ‘This Is Us’ and ‘Black-ish’
Fans of two final-season shows, NBC’s This Is Us and ABC’s Black-ish, may also have been disappointed to see a lack of nominations in top categories (Black-ish was nominated only for contemporary hairstyling and contemporary costumes, while This Is Us received a nomination for original music and lyrics).
As ET Canada reports, This Is Us star Mandy Moore posted about the snub on Instagram. “Do I wish our show was recognized in what I think was its finest hour? Sure,” Moore wrote. “But nothing can take away what our show meant to SO MANY (us included),” Moore added. “That’s an incredible legacy to be a part of. I will be grateful forever.”
Surprise: ‘Succession’ leads the pack
So which show got the most love from the Emmy voters when it comes to nominations? With a total of 25 nominations, HBO’s dark comedy-drama Succession is the clear front-runner when it comes to Emmy nominations this year.
Catch up on all the nominees now (you can read a full list of all the 2022 Emmy categories and nominees at the official Emmys website) — the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to air on September 12.