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Alumni at The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

Yesterday brought the announcement of the 2022 Primetime Emmy Nominations and The Academy's presence was felt in full force with seven nominations amongst our alumni community.

Julia Garner (Specialized Training 2008)

This is Garner’s third and fourth Emmy nomination. She has been nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” for her role as Ruth Langmore in Netflix’s hit crime drama Ozark. The show was nominated for a total of thirteen Emmy Awards this year and has given Garner two wins in both 2019 and 2020. Garner is also nominated for her turn as the Instagram famous German heiress Anna Delvey in Netflix’s limited series Inventing Anna, which was also nominated for “Outstanding Limited Series.”

Adam Scott (Class of 1993)

A newcomer to the Primetime Emmy nomination list, Adam Scott has been nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,” for his self-produced Apple TV+ drama mystery, Severance. The show has received rave reviews from critics and is applauded for its originality. It has secured fourteen Emmy nominations, including “Outstanding Drama Series.” It has also been renewed for a second season.

Jennifer Coolidge (Class of 1982)

When The White Lotus showed up on the scene in July of last year, the world was taken a storm by the one and only Jennifer Coolidge in her career-changing role of Tanya McQuaid. So, it is no surprise to find her on this year’s nomination list under “Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie.” The show tied for second place in total nominations with 20 nods. This is Coolidge’s first Primetime Emmy nomination.

Brett Goldstein (Specialized Training 2003)

He’s back! After winning the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” as the player turned coach in the Apple TV+ favorite Ted Lasso, Brett Goldstein is back on the list in hopes of securing back-to-back wins. Lasso has tied with The White Lotus for second place in total nominations, which includes “Outstanding Comedy Series.”

Sarah Paulson (Specialized Training 1992)

No stranger to the nomination list, Sarah Paulson makes her eighth appearance with this year’s nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie” for her role as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Her first Emmy win came from portraying Marcia Clark in season one of American Crime Story, detailing the infamous O.J. Simpson trial. Is the show the winning formula for Paulson?

Adrien Brody (Specialized Training 1993)

Adrien Brody has been very busy lately, between starring in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch to recurring on HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty to headlining his own Epix show Chapelwaite; it's amazing he had time to stop off and do a couple episodes of the intensely-popular drama Succession. We imagine he’s glad he did, though, because it has landed him his third Primetime Emmy nomination, this time for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” for his role as Josh Aaronson. Succession took the crown for most nominations this year with twenty-five, including “Outstanding Drama Series.”

Honorable Mentions

We would also like to give a special shout-out to Harriet Walter, who has been nominated for two awards this year, “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for playing Lady Caroline Collingwood on Succession and for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role as Deborah on Ted Lasso. While not an alumni, Ms. Walter was kind enough to present a Shakespeare Masterclass for our alumni in London this past June. We congratulate her and wish her all the best!

Another shout-out is in order for Barry, which heavily featured Class of 1995 alumnus Michael Irby, being nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series,” as well as, The Dropout, which featured alumni Kevin Sussman (Class of 1991) and Angel Parker (Class of 1999). The show was nominated for “Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.” We have no doubt that their presence helped push those shows to be nominated in their respective fields.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air September 12th via NBC from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. It will also be streamable on Peacock, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV at 5:00 p.m. PT. A host has yet to be named. See the complete nomination list here.

Congratulations and good luck to all of our Academy alumni!


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