The 74TH EMMYS

The best of the 2021-2022 TV season was revealed at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards last Monday. Widely acknowledged as TV’s biggest night, the Emmys honours the best in American prime-time television programming each year as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).

As expected, this year’s edition, hosted by Kenan Thompson live at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, featured TV royalties from all across the world, with black
people getting a fair share of the wins.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, especially grabbed the spotlight with her special number rendition during her winner’s acceptance speech. Among the 2022 nominees were Succession, which leads the way with the most nominations this year, at 25, while Ted Lasso closely followed with 20 nods.

The HBO limited series, The White Lotus, also scored 20 nominations, while Hacks and Only Murders in the Building earned 17 apiece.

Here’s what some of your favourite celebrities looked like on the night.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

 

Colman Domingo

 

John Legend

 

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

 

Zendaya

Zendaya

 

Issa Rae

 

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

 

Lizzo

Lizzo

 

Tyler James

Tyler James

 

Natasha Rothwell

Natasha Rothwell

 

Trevor Noah

 

Laverne Cox

 

Quinta Brunson

 

Rosarrio Dawson

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