The Biggest Winners of the Emmy Awards 2022!

The 74th Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, took place on Sunday, September 19, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The best of television was recognized and honored, with several awards given out for excellence in different categories. Here are the biggest winners of the night:


  • Outstanding Drama Series: Succession
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeremy Strong, Succession
  • Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Succession, the HBO drama series, was the biggest winner of the night, taking home three awards, including the most prestigious one, Outstanding Drama Series. The show revolves around the Roy family, who owns a media and entertainment conglomerate, and their power struggles to succeed their aging father, Logan Roy. It’s no surprise that Succession was recognized for its exceptional storytelling, brilliant performances, and nuanced characters.

Mare of Easttown

  • Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
  • Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown is a crime drama limited series that aired on HBO in 2021, starring Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigating a murder while dealing with her own personal problems. The show was a critical and commercial success, primarily due to Winslet’s outstanding performance and the suspenseful plot. The series won two Emmys, including Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Winslet.


  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Lucia Aniello, Hacks

Hacks is a comedy series that premiered on HBO Max in 2021, starring Jean Smart as a legendary Las Vegas comedian who hires a young comedy writer, played by Hannah Einbinder, to help her improve her act. The show received critical acclaim for its sharp writing, humor, and excellent performances, particularly by Smart and Einbinder. Hacks won two Emmys, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Einbinder.

The Queen’s Gambit

  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: The Queen’s Gambit
  • Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit, a Netflix drama miniseries, tells the story of a young orphaned girl named Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, who discovers her talent for chess and rises to become a world champion while struggling with addiction and loneliness. The series was a global sensation, breaking records and captivating audiences with its cinematography, music, and Taylor-Joy’s exceptional performance. The Queen’s Gambit won two Emmys, including Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Taylor-Joy.


The 74th Emmy Awards was a night of celebration for the best of television, with many deserving winners recognized for their exceptional work. Succession, Mare of Easttown, Hacks, and The Queen’s Gambit were among the biggest winners of the night, proving that storytelling and performances are the heart and soul of TV entertainment. Congratulations to all the winners!

By A Akshita 6 Min Read
Last updated: July 13, 2022

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