Emmys 2022 Best Drama Series Predictions

The 2022 Emmys will likely have a slew of returning contenders for Best Drama Series taking on the “Squid Game” streaming phenomenon.

Last year’s winner: “The crown”
Still eligible: No.
Hot series: With last year’s winner out of contention, talk of a streak goes network-level. Will Netflix, which won the category for the very first time last year, keep the momentum going with a ‘Squid Game’ win, or will HBO reclaim its throne now that ‘Succession’ is over? return ?
Notable non-qualifying series: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 6 was not eligible); “The Crown” (Season 5 was not eligible); “Westworld” (Season 4 was not eligible); “The Boys” (Season 3 was not eligible); “The Mandalorian” (Season 3 was not eligible)

This article will be updated throughout the season, along with all of our predictions, so be sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2022 Emmys race. June 27, and official Emmy nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September. September 12, with an edited presentation on the ceremonies to air Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FXX. Finally, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12, and will air live on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.

One of the biggest rewards of the evening is likely to get an exciting revamp. Six of the eight shows nominated in 2021 for Outstanding Drama Series have since ended or are ineligible this year, which means that if “This Is Us” and “Bridgerton” maintain their momentum, there will still be tons of space for a mix of old and new drama series.

Of course with its second season having won this category in 2020, “Succession” Season 3 seems like the safest bet for a nomination. The latest seasons of the aforementioned “Better Call Saul,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” and “This Is Us” are also in the mix, all of which have been nominated multiple times for Outstanding Drama Series, but have never won. .

While there’s been no shortage of new drama this season, the shows likely to draw awards attention are recent word-of-mouth hits like “Squid Game,” “Yellowjackets,” and “Severance.” “.

Current competitors (in alphabetical order):
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Bridgerton (Netflix)
“Euphoria” (HBO)
“The Golden Age” (HBO)
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
Pachinko (Apple TV+)
“Indemnity” (Apple TV+)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (HBO)
“Yellow Vests” (Showtime)
“Yellowstone” (Paramount Network)

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