The 2022 Emmy Award nominations were highly anticipated – over the past year, our screens have seen a blend of new blockbusters and gripping seasons from long-standing favourites, not to mention a wealth of incredible performances. The writing’s on the wall – television is where we now find the best of the best, with directors, writers and stars we formerly would only encounter on the silver screen flooding the shortlists.
While you’re likely very across some of the big shows that are up for multiple awards, there are some sleeper hits in the mix it’s worth knowing about. From the biggest winners to our picks from the quieter must-sees, here’s where you can watch all the Emmy-nominated series right now.
Dominating the 2022 Emmy Award nominations this year is family drama Succession. The HBO series landed a massive 25 nominations, from best drama series to best lead and supporting actor spots for stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Australian-born Sarah Snook. The complex, tense series focuses on media magnate Logan Roy and his extended family, as they battle for power and control. Seasons 1 to 3 are currently streaming on Binge in Australia, with season 4 filming now.
Following a legendary comedian and fresh comedy writer that team up to revive both their careers, this comedy-drama series has received rave reviews for both its current seasons, and landed 17 nominations this year, including best comedy series and best lead actress for Jean Smart. Both seasons are streaming on Stan.
The true story of Elizabeth Holmes’ failed medical breakthrough Theranos is a story of blind ambition and tragedy, and limited series The Dropout did a fantastic job of bringing it to the small screen as a limited series starring Amanda Seyfried. It’s up for best limited or anthology series, with Seyfried landing a nomination for best actress, too. The full series is streaming on Disney+ now.
One of the most wholesome comedy series with a huge heart, Ted Lasso has amassed a strong fanbase, so it’s no surprise to see it sweeping the Emmy nominations with 20 spots. Jason Sudeikis (up for best comedy actor) stars as a football coach hired to manage a British soccer team, making up for his lack of knowledge with optimism and determination. A great feel-good series for a rainy day, Ted Lasso seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Apple TV+ now.
Fans are particularly excited to see HBO series Euphoria landing some major nominations this year, including best supporting actress for the hardworking Sydney Sweeney, and Zendaya making history as the youngest producer nominee. She’s also up for best actress and will likely win, thanks to her harrowing portrayal of drug addiction as Rue. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Binge.
We didn’t hear a lot about Dopesick, the limited series that looks at the US opioid addiction crisis. But the show scored 14 nominations this year, from best limited series to best actor in a limited series. With just eight episodes, this is a great weekend watch. The series is streaming on Disney+ now.
Mired in controversy thanks to Pamela Anderson’s public disapproval of her life being turned into a television show, Pam and Tommy still sweeped nominations at the Emmys, landing ten spots including best actor and actress for Sebastian Stan and Lily James, who took on the titular roles and delivered strong performances as the doomed 90s couple. The series is currently streaming on Disney+.
It feels like Severance is only just gaining a fanbase in Australia right now, having landed softly on Apple TV+ a few months ago. The psychological thriller follows Mark, an employee at a tech corporation who agrees to a medical procedure that will separate his work memories from his non-work memories. Of course, there is a conspiracy behind all of this, and what follows is a gripping journey into a very creepy company. The show scored 14 nominations, and is streaming on Apple TV+.
Squid Game deserved a pool of nominations at the Emmys, and that’s exactly what the South Korean drama got, with 14 spots including best drama series and best actor. If you missed the hype the first time around, you can still stream the whole first season on Netflix. Yes, it’s gory – but it’s also a brilliant examination of class disparity and modern economic struggles.