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UPDATED: June 8, 2022
2022 EMMYS PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY:
Hope Davis has made her mark on multiple series this year — NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” HBO’s “Minx” and her exceptional work as Sandi Furness on HBO’s “Succession.” With two prior Emmy nominations for “In Treatment” and “The Special Relationship,” the talented Davis could be a dominating force, along with her co-star Harriet Walter.
Having been invited to the Emmy party before for her portrayal of Lady Caroline Collingwood on “Succession,” Harriet Walter is in the running again for the third season. With her co-star Hope Davis also in the mix, the two could garner more Emmy attention, perhaps one even taking home the trophy.
All hail the queen that is Martha Kelly. A year that included stints on “American Gods,” “American Auto,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Gaslit,” “The Great North,” Hacks” and “I Love That for You,” her most masterful work was as the drug-dealing Laurie on HBO’s addiction series. Striking fear into the viewers, the role demands the character actor should be a bonafide star.
Off a powerful film performance in the drama “Mass,” Martha Plimpton is a well-regarded actor in the television realm with three career noms. As intake officer, K. Faraday on the Showtime drama, the industry respect for her along with her acting talent could be enough to slip her into the race.
As Lee Ji-yeong in Netflix’s record-breaking non-English-language series, Lee makes the most out of her three episodes. The show is a contender across the board, and the awards campaign will be looking to maximize every available category.
The nomination round of voting runs from June 16 to June 27. The official nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be announced Tuesday, July 12.
The list of programs and potential nominees listed below is incomplete and is subject to change. The full television awards season calendar is linked here.
2021 category winner: Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Netflix)
ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:
AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Guest Actress in a Drama Series)
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known simply as the Emmys, is television’s most prestigious artistic award.
Historic category data to be added.
2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie
- Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
- Outstanding Competition Program
- Outstanding Variety Talk Series
- Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
- Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
- Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
2022 Creative Arts Emmys Predictions
- Outstanding Television Movie
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Reality Host
- Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
- Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
- Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
- Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
- Outstanding Animated Program
- Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
- Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
- Outstanding Narrator
- Outstanding Structured Program
- Outstanding Unstructured Program
- Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
- Outstanding Documentary Special
- Outstanding Documentary Filmmaking
- Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
- Outstanding Main Title Design
- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
- Outstanding Music for Series
- Outstanding Music for Limited Series
- Outstanding Music and Lyrics
- Outstanding Music Supervision
About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, are given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honors artisan achievements), and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant engineering and technological contributions). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy comprises over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.
- The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, and air on NBC.