July 13, 2022
For the second consecutive year, Apple TV+ broke records with 52 Primetime Emmy Award nominations across 13 titles, including Best Drama, Best Comedy, Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special Program, Lead Actress in a Drama, Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Lead Actor in a Comedy.
Since its 2019 global launch, Apple TV+ boosted its total number of Emmy Award nominations by more than 40% year-over-year. The winners of the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be unveiled at a televised ceremony on Sept. 12.
The second season of “Ted Lasso” becomes the most nominated comedy series for the second year in a row with 20 nominations total, and freshman drama “Severance” made its Emmy debut with 14 noms, scoring the first Best Drama series nomination for Apple TV+.
In addition, Apple Originals “Schmigadoon!,” “The Morning Show,” “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” “Foundation,” “Pachinko,” “See,” “Lisey’s Story,” “Central Park,” “They Call Me Magic” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” received nominations.
Apple TV+ series stars earned 18 acting category nominations, including 10 top acting nominations for the second season of “Ted Lasso,” and first-time acting nominations for Adam Scott (“Severance”), Sarah Niles (“Ted Lasso”), Sam Richardson (“Ted Lasso”) and Toheeb Jimoh (“Ted Lasso”). Reese Witherspoon lands her first nomination for “The Morning Show” in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, alongside co-star Billy Crudup who is recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series after nabbing the award for the first season, and Marcia Gay Harden secures a nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
“This extraordinarily talented group of Emmy nominees showcase the variety of brilliant, unique and original stories we’ve been honored to bring to the screen over the past year,” Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of worldwide video, said in a statement.
Last year “Ted Lasso” broke records by becoming the most nominated freshman comedy series in Emmy history. Apple Original series, films, and documentaries have now been honored with 246 wins and 1,115 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.