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How to watch the 2022 Emmy Awards: nominees, where to stream and more

An Emmy Awards statue is pictured ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards on September 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS and stream live on Paramount+ and elsewhere. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are almost here, and with an especially exciting batch of nominees, it's an event TV fans won't want to miss. 

HBO's "Succession" leads the charge this year with 25 nominations in yet another Emmys cycle dominated by streaming platforms. Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" trails behind in second place with 20 nominations -- tying the series' total from last year. HBO and HBO Max boast the most overall nominations this year at 140. Netflix is in second with 105.

This year's ceremony will return to its pre-pandemic location, the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, after two years away. The 2022 awards show will air live coast-to-coast on NBC and stream on Peacock, meaning this year, the Emmys are on a Monday, to accommodate "Sunday Night Football." 

Peacock Premium subscription: $1.99 per month (reduced from $4.99)

So whether you'll be handling the family Emmys betting pool this year, or you're just excited to (hopefully) see your favorite show get some recognition, we've rounded up all the necessary information to help you watch the awards ceremony. Read on to find out more about the 2022 Emmys nominees, presenters and host, plus how to watch the Emmys awards ceremony. 

When are the 2022 Emmys?

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).

Where can I stream the 2022 Emmys? 

NBC's own streaming platform, Peacock, offers an easy way to stream the ceremony, but subscribers to Hulu's live TV plan can also easily tune in. If you don't have access to either, don't worry: Both streaming services are currently offering big discounts ahead of the ceremony. Keep reading to learn more about which streaming service is right for you.


The 73rd Emmy Awards
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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on NBC and will be available to all subscribers to stream in real time or on-demand afterwards on Peacock. 

Right now, for a limited time, new subscribers can get ad-supported Peacock Premium for just $1.99 per month, or $19.99 if you prepay for the whole year. That's more than half off Peacock's usual price. 

Peacock Premium subscription: $1.99 per month (reduced from $4.99)

Hulu + Live TV

The 73rd Emmy Awards
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Hulu + Live TV includes access to NBC, so subscribers will be able to watch the 2022 Emmy Awards live in real time. Subscribers can also stream Emmy-nominated series such as "The Handmaid's Tale," "PEN15," "Shrill" and "Black-ish" on Hulu.

Right now, Hulu is offering $20 off per month for your first three months of Hulu + Live TV -- that's $60 in savings. With Hulu's Live TV tier, you can stream all your favorite network shows the night they premiere, plus catch every in network NFL game airing on CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

New subscribers and those who canceled their Hulu subscription at least one month ago are eligible for this Hulu + Live TV promo, which runs through Oct. 10, 2022. 

Hulu + Live TV subscription: $50 per month for your first three months (reduced from $70)

How can I watch the 2022 Emmys live for free?

You can access your local NBC channel and watch the Emmy Awards live on TV using a TV antenna or your existing cable TV subscription.

Watch the 2022 Emmys with an HDTV antenna

Gesobyte Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna

The 74th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast on local NBC stations, so a digital antenna is a great option for watching the ceremony and red carpet if you don't have a cable or a streaming subscription. This HDTV antenna, an Amazon best seller, claims to have a 200-mile range and comes with an 18-foot-long coaxial cable. It's rated 4.3 stars by Amazon reviewers.

Amplified HDTV antenna, $29 (reduced from $39)

Peacock also offers a seven-day free trial to new users, so prospective subscribers can try the streaming service the week of the awards show at no extra cost.

Peacock Premium subscription: $1.99 per month (reduced from $4.99)

Who's hosting the 2022 Emmys?

74th Primetime Emmys Press Preview
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This year, the 74th Emmy Awards will be hosted by six-time Emmy nominee and "Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson.

"Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC -- my longtime network family -- makes it even more special," the comedian said. 

Who is nominated at the 2022 Emmys?

Emmy statues are seen before the 70th Emmy Awards
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The competition is fierce this year, with HBO and HBO Max collectively leading the pack with 140 nominations. Netflix follows with 105 nominations. Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu and Apple TV+ also dominate many of the most-anticipated categories of the evening.

Some notable nominations include returning Emmy contenders such as Netflix's "Stranger Things;" HBO Max's "Succession;" Donald Glover, for his performance in the long-awaited third installment of "Atlanta," and Issa Rae for "Insecure." 

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • Quinta Brunson, "Abbott Elementary"
  • Kaley Cuoco, "The Flight Attendant"
  • Elle Fanning, "The Great"
  • Isa Rae, "Insecure"
  • Jean Smart, "Hacks"

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Donald Glover, "Atlanta"
  • Bill Hader, "Barry"
  • Nicholas Hoult, "The Great"
  • Steve Martin, "Only Murders in the Building"
  • Martin Short, "Only Murders in the Building"
  • Jason Sudeikis, "Ted Lasso"

Outstanding comedy series

  • "Abbott Elementary"
  • "Barry"
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • "Hacks"
  • "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • "Only Murders in the Building"
  • "Ted Lasso"
  • "What We Do in the Shadows"

Outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series or a movie

  • Colin Firth, "The Staircase"
  • Andrew Garfield, "Under the Banner of Heaven"
  • Oscar Isaac, "Scenes from a Marriage"
  • Michael Keaton, "Dopesick"
  • Himesh Patel, "Station Eleven"
  • Sebastian Stan, "Pam & Tommy"

Outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or a movie

  • Toni Collette, "The Staircase"
  • Julia Garner, "Inventing Anna"
  • Lily James, "Pam & Tommy"
  • Sarah Paulson, "Impeachment: American Crime Story"
  • Margaret Qualley, "Maid"
  • Amanda Seyfried, "The Dropout"

Outstanding limited or anthology series

  • "Dopesick"
  • "The Dropout"
  • "Inventing Anna"
  • "Pam & Tommy"
  • "The White Lotus"

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Jodie Comer, "Killing Eve"
  • Laura Linney, "Ozark"
  • Melanie Lynskey, "Yellowjackets"
  • Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"
  • Reese Witherspoon, "The Morning Show"
  • Zendaya, "Euphoria"

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman, "Ozark"
  • Brian Cox, "Succession"
  • Lee Jung-jae, "Squid Game"
  • Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
  • Adam Scott, "Severance"
  • Jeremy Strong, "Succession"

Outstanding drama series

  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "Euphoria"
  • "Ozark"
  • "Severance"
  • "Squid Game"
  • "Stranger Things"
  • "Succession"
  • "Yellowjackets"

See the full list of nominations here

Who is presenting at the 2022 Emmys?

Los Angeles Premiere Of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 - Red Carpet
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The Television Academy and NBC have announced the first set of presenters for the 74th Emmy awards. The star-studded list of presenters includes Selena Gomez, "Squid Game" actors Lee Jung-jai and Jung Ho-yeon, "Hacks" stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder and more. 

For more Emmy news and updates, check out ET's ongoing coverage of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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