The 2022 Emmy Nominations Are All About Hulu

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The Emmys® are right around the corner, airing live on Hulu on NBC, Monday, September 12 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM ET, and we can’t wait to see what Hulu Emmy nominations win! Easily one of our favorite award shows to watch thanks to our love of the hosts and the absolute vice grip television shows have on our life, we’ll be tuning in to this year’s 2022 Emmy® Awards for some light-hearted entertainment honoring the best t.v. has to offer. 

What makes this year’s Emmys® different? Streaming services have blown traditional cable out of the water when it comes to award nominations for original series. Hulu alone has made history this year, with 58 total Hulu Emmy nominations for just 2022 alone. 

Personally, we aren’t surprised. Hulu was MVP in our household throughout the pandemic, bringing us the entertainment we needed to get through tough times. We’re glad to see our favorite shows and talent getting recognized, and we’re even happier to see such a robust list of Hulu Emmy nominations. While we’ve watched some, we haven’t watched them all and we now have the best list of T.V. recommendations we could have asked for! 

Need to catch up with today’s hottest shows, or maybe you’re like us and looking for a new binge-worthy series? Here’s this year’s guide to the 2022 Hulu Original Emmy nominations: 

Candy (1 nomination) 

Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.

Starring: Jessica Biel, Timothy Simons, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, Raúl Esparza

Changing the Game (1 nomination) 

Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Michael Barnett’s urgent and subsuming sports documentary illuminates what many have called the civil rights issue of our time: transgender inclusion in sports. Changing the Game takes us into the lives of three high school athletes – all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the U.S. – from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andrea, a track star in Connecticut openly competing on the girls track team. The film centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling – as a boy. 

Starring: Mack Beggs, Sarah Rose Huckman, Andraya Yearwood

Dopesick (14 nominations)

From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter

The Dropout (6 nominations) 

Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. From Executive Producer Elizabeth Meriwether, “The Dropout” is the story of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) and Theranos, an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel

The Great (4 nominations) 

The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. A fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee

How I Met Your Father (2 nominations) 

In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. 

Starring: Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran.

McCartney 3,2,1 (3 nominations) 

Paul McCartney sits down for a rare in-depth one on one with Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 70s arena-rock of Wings, and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist, in this six-episode series that explores music and creativity in a unique and revelatory manner. Join Paul and Rick for an intimate conversation about the musicianship, songwriting, ingenuity, influences, and personal relationships that informed the iconic songs that have served as the soundtracks of our lives.

Only Murders in the Building (17 nominations) 

Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, true-crime podcast obsessed neighbors Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunat) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast (after they started their own), and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they are the ones who committed murder. 

Starring: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez

Pam &Tommy (10 nominations) 

Set in the Wild West early days of the Internet, “Pam & Tommy” is based on the incredible true story of the Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) sex tape. Stolen from the couple’s home by a disgruntled contractor (Seth Rogen), the video went from underground bootleg-VHS curiosity to full-blown global sensation when it hit the Web in 1997. A love story, crime caper and cautionary tale rolled into one, the eight-part original limited series explores the intersection of privacy, technology and celebrity, tracing the origins of our current reality TV Era to a stolen tape seen by millions but meant to have an audience of just two.

Starring: Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling

With so many good shows on deck, it’s no surprise that there were so many Hulu Emmy nominations this year! If you need to catch up, or want to rewatch, all episodes of the above are ready and waiting for your streaming pleasure. 

Need a way to watch the 2022 Hulu Emmy nominations? Hulu has you covered! Hulu + Live TV subscribers can watch the Emmy Awards® live on Hulu, including pre-shows! You can sign up at any time. 

Looking for other Emmy® nominated shows on Hulu? These critically-acclaimed shows are available for streaming now: 

  • Abbott Elementary
  • The Amazing Race
  • Barry
  • Chip ’n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm 
  • Euphoria
  • Killing Eve
  • Ray Donovan: The Movie
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The Survivor
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice 
  • What We Do In The Shadows 

No matter what you’re looking for this award season – from Hulu Emmy nominations, live Emmy® streaming and where to watch Emmy® nominated shows – Hulu is home to all your streaming needs. 

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