2022 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win at the Primetime Emmy Awards?

The 2022 Emmys will likely have a slew of returning Best Drama Series contenders facing off against streaming phenomenon “Squid Game.”

Emmy season has arrived, and after a year of TV production rebuilding voters are now swimming (drowning?) in an ocean of contenders new and old.

With an eligibility period of June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, TV Academy members must consider everything from last summer’s breakout hit “The White Lotus” (HBO) all the way to the upcoming, long-awaited return of “Stranger Things” (Netflix).

The last month alone offered enough premieres to fill up the awards categories, including new seasons of “Atlanta” (FX), “Russian Doll” (Netflix), and “Barry” (HBO) that were years in the making, and the current trend of limited series ripped from recent headlines like “The Dropout,” “The Girl from Plainville” (Hulu), and “WeCrashed” (Apple TV+).
While the Emmys have a reputation for awarding specific favorites year after year, the widespread delays caused by the pandemic made room for new TV Academy darlings like “Hacks” (HBO Max) and “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+) that now will try their luck at overtaking Amazon Prime Video’s awards behemoth “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

For insight on the shows and stars we expect to go the distance this awards season, see the individual prediction pages listed below. MarkMeetss Emmy predictions will be refreshed throughout the race, so bookmark this page for the most accurate power rankings out there, and make sure to follow MarkMeetson Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Emmys news.

Outstanding Drama Series

Current Contenders (In Alphabetical Order):
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Bridgerton” (Netflix)
“Euphoria” (HBO)
“The Gilded Age” (HBO)
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Pachinko” (Apple TV+)
“Severance” (Apple TV+)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (HBO)
“Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
“Yellowstone” (Paramount Network)

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

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


1Kieran Culkin“Succession”HBO/HBO Max
2Billy Crudup“The Morning Show”Apple TV+
3Jonathan Banks“Better Call Saul”AMC
4Matthew Macfadyen“Succession”HBO/HBO Max
5Oh Yeong-Soo“Squid Game”Netflix
6John Turturro“Severance”Apple TV+
7Giancarlo Esposito“Better Call Saul”AMC
8Gil Birmingham“Yellowstone”Paramount Network
9Alan Ruck“Succession”HBO/HBO Max
10Nicholas Braun“Succession”HBO/HBO Max
11Eric Dane“Euphoria”HBO/HBO Max
12David Harbour“Stranger Things”Netflix
13Christopher Walken“Severance”Apple TV+
14Chris Sullivan“This Is Us”NBC
15Steve Carell“The Morning Show”Apple TV+
16Mark Duplass“The Morning Show”Apple TV+
17Tramell Tillman“Severance”Apple TV+
18Bill Camp“American Rust”Showtime
19Bill Nighy“The Man Who Fell to Earth”Showtime
20Mandy Patinkin“The Good Fight”Paramount+
21Park Hae-Soo“Squid Game”Netflix
22Owen Wilson“Loki”Disney+
23Michael Mando“Better Call Saul”AMC
24Clancy Brown“Dexter: New Blood”Showtime
25Jack Alcott“Dexter: New Blood”Showtime
26Joe Keery“Stranger Things”Netflix
27Edward James Olmos“Mayans M.C.”FX
28Adrien Brody“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”HBO/HBO Max
29Asante Blackk“This Is Us”NBC
30Hayden Christiansen“Obi-Wan Kenobi”Disney+
Adrian Holmes“Bel-Air”Peacock
Alano Miller“Dexter: New Blood”Showtime
Alfonso Herrera“Ozark”Netflix
Anupam Tripathi“Squid Game”Netflix
Asia Kate Dillon“Billions”Showtime
Calam Lynch“Bridgerton”Netflix
Caleb McLaughlin“Stranger Things”Netflix
Charlie Heaton“Stranger Things”Netflix
Clarke Peters“The Man Who Fell to Earth”Showtime
Dave Bautista“See”Apple TV+
David Alvarez“American Rust”Showtime
Devon Sawa“Chucky”Syfy
Felix Solis“Ozark”Netflix
Finn Wolfhard“Stranger Things”Netflix
Gaten Matarazzo“Stranger Things”Netflix
Giancarlo Esposito“Godfather of Harlem”Epix
Griffin Dunne“This Is Us”NBC
Jamie Bell“Shining Girls”Apple TV+
Jamie Campbell Bower“Stranger Things”Netflix
Jason Clarke“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”HBO/HBO Max
Jason Segel“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”HBO/HBO Max
Jimmi Simpson“The Man Who Fell to Earth”Showtime
Jimmi Simpson“Pachinko”Apple TV+
Joel Edgerton“Obi-Wan Kenobi”Disney+
Jonathan Pryce“Slow Horses”Apple TV+
Joseph Quinn“Stranger Things”Netflix
Kumail Nanjiani“Obi-Wan Kenobi”Disney+
Luke Newton“Bridgerton”Netflix
Luke Thompson“Bridgerton”Netflix
Martins Imhangbe“Bridgerton”Netflix
Matthew Modine“Stranger Things”Netflix
Mustafa Shakir“Cowboy Bebop”Netflix
Noah Schnapp“Stranger Things”Netflix
Olly Sholotan“Bel-Air”Peacock
Quincy Isaiah“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”HBO/HBO Max
Richard Rankin“Outlander”Starz
Richard Schiff“The Good Doctor”ABC
Richard Thomas“Ozark”Netflix
Rob Delaney“The Man Who Fell to Earth”Showtime
Rupert Grint“Servant”Apple TV+
Rupert Young“Bridgerton”Netflix
Taylor Handley“Mayor of Kingstown”Paramount+
Tom Pelphrey“Outer Range”Amazon Prime Video
Travis Fimmel“Raised by Wolves”HBO/HBO Max
Will Patton“Outer Range”Amazon Prime Video
Zach Cherry“Severance”Apple TV+

Other categories
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Limited Series and TV Movie

Outstanding Limited Series
Outstanding TV Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Additional Predictions

Outstanding Animated Program
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The nomination round of voting will take place June 16–27, with the official Emmy nominations to be announced Tuesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be given out over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, with an edited presentation of the ceremonies to be broadcast Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. ET on FXX.

The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place Monday, September 12, and air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Make sure to bookmark this landing page to stay in the loop on the latest news on the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards race, and who we expect will be collecting trophies come September.

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