2022 Emmy Awards Betting Analysis: Nominations Have Been Revealed

2022 Emmy Awards Betting Analysis: Nominations Have Been Revealed

Emmy nominations are out and like every time it’s had a season HBO’s Succession boasts the most noms. But Succession faces stiff competition from three Netflix shows to win the top awards. Squid Game, Stranger Thing’s, and Ozark will provide Succession major competition in the most important categories. See below for an nominations recap so you can start planning your bets against the Emmy Awards odds

2022 Emmy Nominations Are Out | Entertainment Betting News

74th Emmy Awards

  • When: Monday, Sep. 12, 2022

HBO’s Succession is again the top dog

Like alluded to in the introduction, Succession scored the most nominations. The black comedy-drama about the Roy Family received 25 Emmy nominations.

In addition to the best drama nom, Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy, and Jeremy Strong who plays first son Kendall Roy received nominations for best actor in a drama series. 

Sarah Snook and J. Smith-Cameron received nominations for best supporting actress. Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen received noms for best supporting actor. 

Strong won last year’s Emmy for best actor. Jeremy will be tough to beat, but a couple of performances in two Netflix shows could break Strong’s winning streak. 

Netflix’s Squid Game becomes the first Korean show to receive a nomination for Best Drama

One of those shows is Squid Game. The most watched program in Netflix history became the first Korean show to pick up an Emmy nomination for best drama.

No doubt, Squid Game deserves the attention. The show is fantastic. Not only did Squid Game get a nomination for best drama, but lead Lee Jung-jai has a shot to break Jeremy Strong and Succession’s best actor winning streak. 

Stranger Things picked up plenty of nominations, but none for the excellent performances

The most talk in Hollywood after nominations dropped surrounded Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers ode to 1980s sci-fi, horror, and adventure movies. Stranger Things season 4 was fantastic in almost every way, which is why the show picked up plenty of nominations, including one for best drama.

But none of the talent received a nom. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, didn’t get a nomination. Neither did Sadie Sink, who plays Max Mayfield.

David Harbour didn’t grab a nomination. Nor did Wynona Rider. Stranger Things’ fans are still wondering why none of the talent received an acting nod. 

Great comedies scored best comedy series nominations, but Ted Lasso and Hacks figure to duke it out

Plenty of terrific comedies grabbed noms for best comedy show, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, which just finished it’s eleventh season. Curb will be back for a twelfth season, making it one of the longest running comedies in history.

But although Larry David’s show, Abbot Elementary, Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, and What We Do In the Shadows are fantastic comedies, the winner will come down to Apple TV’s Ted Lasso and HBO Max’s Hacks.

Right now, it’s impossible to know if Ted Lasso or Hacks takes the top prize. Expect a closer race for sure.  

Ozark scored nominations in three of the four acting categories

Jason Bateman scored a nomination for best actor, Laura Linney grabbed a nom for best actress, and Julia Garner for top supporting actress. Of the three, Garner looks like a lock.

Ozark’s final season was as much Ruth Langmore’s season as it was Marty’s or Wendy’s. Marty and Wendy are the main characters, yes, but the driving force for almost every important event in Ozark’s final season either happened because of Ruth or involved Ruth. 

Ruth’s fingerprints were all over the final scene because she gave the cookie jar full of Wendy’s brother’s ashes to Noah. 

Julia Garner will win for sure, but Jason Bateman and Laura Linney should also win. Bateman will have a tougher time stepping to the microphone. The competition is fierce in the best actor in a drama category.

Linney is almost a lock. But Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both scored nods for Killing Eve and, as always, both were fantastic.