Emmys 2022 – live: Oprah gives Michael Keaton first award of the night

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The 2022 Emmys are here at last, with this year’s event seeing TV stars from around the world gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the best in television.

Actor and Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson is taking over hosting duties from Cedric the Entertainer, and Succession is leading the 2022 nominations with 25 nods, followed by The White Lotus and Ted Lasso, which each have 20.

Other shows in contention include Better Call Saul, Squid Game, Abbott Elementary and Hacks.

British stars are set to fare well at the 74th Emmy awards, with several big UK names nominated for top prizes.

Colin Firth, Jodie Comer and Lily James are among those battling it out against their US counterparts for acting awards at the annual ceremony.

The three-hour ceremony is once again being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday 12 September beginning at 8pm ET (1am BST).

Follow along with live updates below...

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Sheryl Lee Ralph wins Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

01:45 , Kevin Perry

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(Invision)

Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler are here to award the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series to Sheryl Lee Ralph for her role as kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard on sitcom Abbott Elementary. She celebrates in spectacular fashion by singing Dianne Reeves’“Endangered Species” before delivering an impassioned speech.

Julia Garner wins for ‘Ozark'

01:35 , Kevin Perry

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(Courtesy of Netflix)

Julia Garner wins Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her fan-favourite role as Ruth in crime drama Ozark. She’s nominated a second time for her leading role in Inventing Anna - is she on for a double?

Matthew Macfadyen wins Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

01:32 , Kevin Perry

Matthew Macfadyen thanks Succession creator Jesse Armstrong and his “remarkable writing team” for the “bonkers gift of a role” that is Tom Wambsgans. He’s the first British winner of the night - and perhaps the first of many winners from Succession.

Murray Bartlett wins Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for ‘The White Lotus'

01:19 , Kevin Perry

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(Getty Images)

The second winner of the night is Australian actor Murray Bartlett, who takes home Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his stand-out role in Mike White’s social satire The White Lotus.

Michael Keaton wins first award of the night for ‘Dopesick'

01:14 , Kevin Perry

The night’s off to a flying start as TV icon Oprah Winfrey hands the award for Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie to Michael Keaton for his turn in Dopesick.

See a constantly updated list of winners here:

Emmys 2022: Full list of winners updated during Hollywood ceremony

Fans praise Elle Fanning as she reveals Emmys 2022 dress was inspired by Old Hollywood

01:13 , Kevin Perry

Fans have praised Elle Fanning’s look at this year’s Emmy Awards after she revealed that her outfit was inspired by Old Hollywood and created by the designer on her hit show, The Great. Read more about her eye-catching look here:

Fans praise Elle Fanning as she reveals Emmys dress was inspired by Old Hollywood

Kenan’s dance tribute to TV

01:09 , Kevin Perry

Host Kenan Thompson, or as he calls himself: “The Mayor of Television,” gets things started at the 2022 Emmys with a dance routine set to the theme tunes from a variety of classic shows including Friends, The Brady Bunch, Law & Order, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. Considering this is supposed to be a tribute to television, a lot of viewers may be tempted to switch theirs off after seeing this...

Zendaya back to make more history?

Tuesday 13 September 2022 00:55 , Kevin Perry

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(Getty Images)

Two years ago, Zendaya broke a record when she won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Euphoria at just 24 years old. That makes her the youngest woman to ever take home that award, and this year - at the age of 26 - she becomes the youngest two-time lead actress nominee in Emmys history. Could she make it a double win tonight?

No rest for the staff of ‘Abbot Elementary’

Tuesday 13 September 2022 00:23 , Kevin Perry

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Abbot Elementary creator Quinta Brunson has revealed that her colleagues on the school-set sitcom will all be back at work tomorrow - they’d get more time off if they were real teachers! Brunson will also be appearing in the forthcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic Weird. She describes her role as Oprah as: “What I was born to do”.

What’s inside the 2022 Emmys gift bag?

Tuesday 13 September 2022 00:17 , Kevin Perry

It’s not just a fun new trophy that winners get to take home after the Emmys: all presenters and winners will also get a swag bag full of luxurious goodies. What exactly is inside? Find out here:

What’s inside the 2022 Emmys gift bag? From luxurious vacations to skincare

Connie Britton hints she could return in a future series of ‘The White Lotus'

Tuesday 13 September 2022 00:10 , Kevin Perry

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(Invision)

Connie Britton is up for the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie this year for her magnificent turn in resort-based social satire The White Lotus. While she won’t be back for the forthcoming second season, she reveals on the gold carpet that she did hold discussions about bringing her character back - and hints she might yet return in a future season.

Kate McKinnon reveals her cure for the SNL blues

Tuesday 13 September 2022 00:05 , Kevin Perry

Two-time Emmy winner Kate McKinnon is on the Emmys red (technically gold) carpet, and the departing Saturday Night Live star has just revealed how she plans to deal with the “FOMO” of no longer appearing on the weekly sketch show: “I have a bunch of seasons of Married At First Sight that I have not dug into yet, so that’s mostly my plan for Saturday nights,” she jokes, before adding that she’s: “So proud of everyone who’s taking over” on SNL.

The best-dressed stars on this year’s red carpet

Monday 12 September 2022 22:59 , Kevin Perry

The stars have started to arrive for this year’s Emmys, which means it’s time to bask in some award-worthy outfits. Our favourite look so far has been served by Orange Is the New Black actor Laverne Cox, whose long-sleeve statement mini dress seems to invoke Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic Metropolis. Check out more eye-catching ensembles here:

The best-dressed stars on the 2022 Emmys red carpet

All the Emmy nominees

Monday 12 September 2022 21:30 , Ellie Harrison

Need a refresher on who’s nominated tonight?

Check out the full list below...

Emmy nominations 2022 – the full list

Power to Will Poulter

Monday 12 September 2022 20:50 , Ellie Harrison

Will Poulter is one of the many British stars up for an Emmy tonight, for his performance as a pharmaceutical rep in the opioid drama Dopesick.

Read our recent interview with him here (ducks feature heavily)...

Will Poulter: ‘Method acting is no excuse for inappropriate behaviour’

Will tonight’s Emmys serve up any iconic moments like this?

Monday 12 September 2022 20:20 , Ellie Harrison

As the Emmys kick-off draws ever closer, many have been reminiscing on their favourite bits from previous years. Just like this brilliant Amy Poehler moment...

Only Murders in the Building is up for numerous awards tonight

Monday 12 September 2022 19:40 , Ellie Harrison

Only Murders in the Building is up for a whopping 17 awards this year, an incredible feat for a first season.

Our writer Tom Murray was a fan straight from the off. Read about why he liked it so much, below...

Why everyone should be watching Only Murders in the Building in this anxious era

Euphoric about Euphoria

Monday 12 September 2022 19:07 , Ellie Harrison

Overall, Euphoria landed 16 Emmy nominations this year.

Check out our interview with one of its biggest stars Sydney Sweeney here and read about the show’s sublime soundtrack below...

How UK artist Labrinth helped create Euphoria’s warped reality

Stars we can expect to see at the Emmys

Monday 12 September 2022 18:37 , Ellie Harrison

Here are some snaps of TV stars we’re hoping to see at the ceremony, from the Emmy Nominees Night event hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA on 10 September...

Himesh Patel (AFP via Getty Images)
Himesh Patel (AFP via Getty Images)
Nicholas Braun (AFP via Getty Images)
Nicholas Braun (AFP via Getty Images)
Kaitlyn Dever (AFP via Getty Images)
Kaitlyn Dever (AFP via Getty Images)
J Smith-Cameron (AFP via Getty Images)
J Smith-Cameron (AFP via Getty Images)

Good luck Billy Crudup

Monday 12 September 2022 18:02 , Ellie Harrison

Billy Crudup is up for an award for his performance in The Morning Show opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reece Witherspoon.

Read our interview with him here, in which he talks about how he has struggled with the “lack of versatility” in the leading-man roles he has been offered over the years, and how he is instead attracted to “inscrutable characters”...

Billy Crudup interview: ‘Pouting is not the future’

Issa Rae appreciation time...

Monday 12 September 2022 17:30 , Ellie Harrison

Issa Rae is up for an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her hit show Insecure.

Check out our recent interview with the star...

Issa Rae interview: ‘I was socially taught to shun female rappers’

Eight hours to go!

Monday 12 September 2022 17:00 , Ellie Harrison

We are officially eight hours away from the 2022 Emmys ceremony kick-off.

Who are you rooting for?

Find the full list of nominees below...

Emmy nominations 2022 – the full list

Who will be appearing on stage at the Emmys?

Monday 12 September 2022 16:32 , Ellie Harrison

The Television Academy has made a video compilation of all the stars that will be appearing on stage throughout the ceremony.

Check it out below...

Our Emmy predictions

Monday 12 September 2022 16:00 , Ellie Harrison

Ever since the nominations were announced, fans have been speculating about who could be taking home each prize.

Find out what our writer Amanda Whiting sees in her crystal ball below...

Emmy Awards 2022: Who will win and who should win

Hooray for Laura Linney

Monday 12 September 2022 15:30 , Ellie Harrison

Laura Linney has been nominated in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her astonishing performance in the Netflix thriller Ozark.

Read our recent interview with the star....

Laura Linney interview: ‘There’s nothing more dangerous than ignorance and arrogance’

An interview with nominee Hannah Einbinder

Monday 12 September 2022 15:00 , Ellie Harrison

This is the second year that Hacks star Hannah Einbinder has been nominated for her role as young comic Ava Daniels opposite Jean Smart’s veteran comedian Deborah Vance.

Read our interview with the star here...

Hacks star Hannah Einbinder: ‘A lot of bullies grew up to be comedians’

In praise of Better Call Saul

Monday 12 September 2022 14:30 , Ellie Harrison

Better Call Saul has three nominations at this year’s awards, including for Outstanding Drama Series.

Here’s what our writer Louis Chilton thought of the last ever episode of the show...

The Better Call Saul finale proved sometimes a whimper is better than a bang – review

An interview with Quinta Brunson

Monday 12 September 2022 14:04 , Ellie Harrison

Brunson is the first Black woman to be nominated for three comedy Emmys in the same year, for her show Abbott Elementary.

Read our recent interview with the star here...

Quinta Brunson: ‘Fans took to Abbott Elementary because it’s a true workplace comedy’

A throwback to our interview with Sydney Sweeney

Monday 12 September 2022 13:00 , Ellie Harrison

This year, The White Lotus has five nods in the Supporting Actress in a Limited Series category alone, for Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Natasha Rothwell and Sydney Sweeney.

We interviewed Sweeney in January for our Rising Stars interview series. Check it out below...

Sydney Sweeney: ‘I’m proud of Euphoria but no one talks about it because I got naked’

Succession leads the nominations with a whopping 25 nods

Monday 12 September 2022 12:29 , Ellie Harrison

HBO’s ferocious financial drama Succession leads the nominations this year with 25 nods.

The nominations for its third season include recognition for Outstanding Drama Series as well as acting nods for Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, J Smith Cameron, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, and Matthew McFayden.

The show was nominated for five Emmys in its first season and 18 in its second.

Here’s our review of season three...

Succession’s Logan Roy remains one of the most frightening characters on TV – review

A look at the stars who are up for Emmys

Monday 12 September 2022 12:07 , Ellie Harrison

From The White Lotus star Sydney Sweeney to Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson, here’s a peek at some of the stars who are up for awards this year, hanging out at the Glamour x Tory Burch Luncheon on 10 September...

Sydney Sweeney and Quinta Brunson (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)
Sydney Sweeney and Quinta Brunson (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)
Issa Rae (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)
Issa Rae (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Hannah Einbinder (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Hannah Einbinder (Getty Images for Glamour x Tory)