The winners of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be revealed Monday evening in downtown Los Angeles. Viewers can watch the concert on NBC or the live streaming service Peacock, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson will take over hosting duties this year and will do his part to help boost Emmy ratings for the second year in a row. Last year’s show drew 7.4 million viewers, reversing the trend of record-low viewing figures.
The party should sound fairly typical: for the first time since 2019, he’ll be returning to his traditional home at the Microsoft Theatre. (The 2020 party was mostly virtual, while last year’s event was held inside a tent.)
Some elements of last year’s celebration will remain. The show’s producers said The Hollywood Reporter They would bring back dinner tables in Golden Globe style rather than assigning candidates to theater style seats.
For this year’s race, HBO’s “Succession” is the favorite for best drama, with competition from Netflix’s Squid Game and Apple TV+ debutant series “Severance.” “Ted Lasso” is looking forward to iteration in top comedy with ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” in hopes of creating a surprise. And HBO’s “The White Lotus” is a favorite in the Best Limited Series category, with Hulu’s Dopesick and “The Dropout” in the mix as well.
This might be the Emmys’ most competitive year yet. Entries in drama, comedy, and limited categories were all significantly up.
Even with all the tough contenders, the top two networks are almost certain to grace, as usual, HBO and Netflix. After handing out dozens of art awards this past weekend at Creative Arts Emmys, HBO and its streaming app, HBO Max, have amassed 26 Emmys so far, leading all networks. Netflix is in second place with 23 Emmys.
Eligible submissions for this year’s awards must be submitted between June 2021 and May 2022.
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