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Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis; Awards Circuit Column, a weekly analysis dissecting the trends and contenders by television editor Michael Schneider (for Emmys) and Davis (for Oscars); Awards Circuit Podcast, a weekly interview series with talent and an expert roundtable discussion; and Awards Circuit Video analyzes various categories and contenders by Variety's leading awards pundits. Variety's unmatched coverage gives its readership unbeatable exposure in print and online, as well as provide inside reports on all the contenders in this year's awards season races.

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UPDATED: June 8, 2022



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.

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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.

Read moreVariety’s Awards Circuit Emmys Predictions Hub

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)


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1 Harriet Walter “Succession” HBO/HBO Max
2 Hope Davis “Succession” HBO/HBO Max
3 Lee You-Mi “Squid Game” Netflix
4 Martha Kelly “Euphoria” HBO/HBO Max
5 Martha Plimpton “The Man Who Fell to Earth” Showtime
6 Sanaa Lathan “Succession” HBO/HBO Max
7 Madeline Brewer “Shining Girls” Apple TV+
8 Jacki Weaver “Yellowstone” Paramount Network
9 Yuna “Pachinko” Apple TV+
10 Dey Young “This Is Us” NBC
11 Karen Aldridge “Severance” Apple TV+
11 Jordana Spiro “Ozark” Netflix
13 Alexandra Breckenridge “This Is Us” NBC
14 Rachel Hilson “Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” HBO/HBO Max
15 Camille Cottin “Killing Eve” BBC America
16 Amybeth McNulty “Stranger Things” Netflix
17 Gabrielle Pizzolo “Stranger Things” Netflix
18 Genevieve Lemon “Pieces of Her” Netflix
19 Jennifer Morrison “This Is Us” NBC
20 Harriet Cains “Bridgerton” Netflix
Alani ‘La La’ Anthony “The Chi” Showtime
April Parker Jones “Bel-Air” Peacock
Deirdre O’Connell “Outer Range” Amazon Prime Video
Ashlie Atkinson “The Gilded Age” HBO
Bel Powley “The Morning Show” Apple TV+
Betty Buckley “Law & Order: Organized Crime” NBC
Betty Buckley “The Cleaning Lady” Fox
Debra Christofferson “9-1-1” Fox
Ellen Burstyn “Law & Order: Organized Crime” NBC
Eun Chae Jung “Pachinko” Apple TV+
Julie Halston “Gossip Girl” HBO/HBO Max
Kathy Najimy “The Morning Show” Apple TV+
Katie Aselton “The Morning Show” Apple TV+
Linda Emond “The Gilded Age” HBO
Lisa Edelstein “9-1-1: Lonestar” Fox
Lucy Punch “Gossip Girl” HBO/HBO Max
Marcia Gay Harden “The Morning Show” Apple TV+
Mindy Kaling “The Morning Show” Apple TV+
Sophie Okonedo “Wheel of Time” Amazon Prime Video
Sonya Walger “Night Sky” Amazon Prime Video
Toni Belafonte “9-1-1” Fox

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

2022 Creative Arts Emmys Predictions

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.