Mike White ("The White Lotus")
HBO was the big winner of the 2022 edition of the Emmy Awards, taking home 38 awards in total and far exceeding the 19 it achieved last year. The company, which was awarded both for its cable network and its HBO Max streaming platform, won in key categories, such as in the limited series category thanks to “The White Lotus,” with Mike White winning for both best writing and directing.
At the same time, the stars from “The White Lotus” Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett were recognized for best supporting actress and actor in a limited series. Moreover, “Succession” won best drama series, “Euphoria” took home six statuettes for its second season - including a win for series star Zendaya for best actress in a drama series -, and “Hacks” was victorious in three categories.
Meanwhile, Netflix was second with 26 Emmy Awards, down from the 44 the streamer picked up last year thanks to shows like “The Crown” and “Queen’s Gambit.” This year, Netflix’s big winners were “Squid Game” with six - including best actor in a drama series for star Lee Jung-jae -, “Stranger Things” with five, “Arcane” with four, and “Love on the Spectrum” with three. Julia Garner also picked up her third Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama for “Ozark.”
Far from being at the level of HBO or Netflix, Apple TV+ had a great reason to celebrate as it achieved great recognition thanks to its original series “Ted Lasso,” which took its second statuette for best comedy series along with acting wins for stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein.
To see the full winners list of this year, click here.