Like every year, the Emmy Awards nominations always bring with them a lot of mixed feelings, joys and disappointments. That if they have not nominated such a jewel, what is that doing there, etc.. The truth is, I admit that I am quite satisfied with this year’s proposal… which does not mean that there are no strange things.
Thus, once the candidacies have been rested and reviewed over and over again, we are going to see what the great surprises and disappointments that we have had at the 2022 Emmys.
Without too much love for final seasons
A curious thing that has happened this year is that the Emmys traditionally like to recognize in some way the series that say goodbye. And this year there are in that sense two notable absencesabove all because in other editions they have been perennial in their respective sections: ‘black ish‘ and ‘This is Us’, which almost went out the back door. The first, with two nominations for costumes and hairdressing; the second, with better original music.
Yes, they have remembered, as a pleasant surprise, the end of ‘Killing Eve’ with two nominations for Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Some almost courtesy tickets seeing that other seasons reaped more fruits. Better is the treatment of ‘Ozark’, with much more presence among the jackpots within its thirteen nominations.
Neither masses nor Marvel
The miniseries section always gives something to talk about, perhaps because within the crowd of dramas and comedies they stand out a bit. Hence the practical cancellation of one of the best we saw last year: ‘Midnight Mass’, which only gets a nomination for best sound editing. Yes.
Which is also not surprising since historically the awards (and not just the Emmys) arehe fantastic genre have not had a very close relationship. That’s why it’s almost surprising to see ‘Stranger Things’ nominated for best dramatic series among the rest of the entries, all technical and craft.
It is something that we can also verify with the superhero series: after the surprise of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’, this year they have been relegated to the technical categories. It’s not that they were too brilliant either, but personally I expected something for ‘Peacemaker’ within the important categories.
The only one that has won something juicier is ‘What would happen if…?’, nominated for best animated program. But of course, unfortunately for the Emmys that is not a “first” category.
Netflix stumbles but remains very powerful
Although the ‘Midnight Mass’ thing can be analyzed from a gender perspective, it is also a symptom of a certain Netflix stumble, at least in the eyes of academics. This year its global presence has fallen in the prizes, but they have managed to hide it a bit in the important categories. Not in vain do we have ‘The Squid Game’ and ‘Ozark’ omnipresent.
Yes, the server would have liked a nod to the cuqui series of the year, ‘Heartstopper’, or ‘Sex Education’… but above all a greater presence of ‘La assistant’ among the miniseries. But if ‘Who is Anna?’ she has barely managed to scratch three entries, it was going to be difficult for the Margaret Qualley series.
Hulu’s miniseries plan works
Although the miniseries section has ‘The White Lotus’ as the clear favorite with its twenty nominations, It is noteworthy how Hulu’s work is widely recognized this year in this field with ‘Dopesick’ (14 nominations), ‘Pam & Tommy’ (10) and ‘The Dropout’ (6) taking some advantage. Perhaps it is the pharmaceutical drama that has the most possibilities… but we will talk about that later.
On the other hand, and without leaving the platform, I was pleasantly surprised by the double presence of Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult for her role in ‘The Great,’ the charming satire of Catherine the Great’s Russia. Also surprising is the absence of Selena Gomez in favor of his co-stars among the 17 nominations for ‘Only Murders in the Building’.
‘Abbott College’ yes, ‘Yellowstone’ no
You could see it coming and so it has been: within the disdain for network series, ‘Colegio Abbott’ is the great representative this year with a total of seven nominations, including best comedy. Quinta Brunson’s fiction has dazzled the publiccriticism and now to the Academy.
Otherwise, that of ‘Yellowstone’ which, although it is not a network, fully represents the traditional television model that refuses to die and that has been completely left out of the Emmys.
In closing, a few quick notes on surprises and disappointments:
- Seriously, they haven’t nominated Sarah Goldberg by ‘Barry’.
- All ‘Yellowjackets’ nominations, especially Melanie Lynkey’sThey have given me life.
- I’m glad to see ‘Atlanta’ but it hurts that is not nominated for Best Comedy.
- sydney sweeney he deserves whichever of the two Emmys he chooses
- I recognize that I would have liked much more love for ‘Station Eleven’
- Two other series that could have had some love: ‘Reservation Dogs’ and ‘Pachinko’. But you can’t have everything in this life.