Paulie’s Perspective: 2022 Emmy Award Winners



Okay here are the winners for this year. But let me just say – I am very frustrated that Better Call Saul and Barry were shut out. Those two guys are industry standards when it comes to quality work and great comedy. Why they were ignored and Ted Lasso continues to ramble on is beyond me. Some weird cosmic powers at work here.

Let me indulge in something else, if I may – and I think I will. White Lotus on HBO was nowhere near this good. It was ho-hum at best, AT BEST!! Nothing worth noting and definitely nothing worth winning. I didn’t even tell my friends to watch it. (Well except of course to see Sydney Sweeney) Look, if you don’t take the time to see Sydney Sweeney in whatever she is starring in at the time – you are seriously missing out. This girl is a firecracker!

Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler’s Mom) wins an Emmy for her part in White Lotus because she has talent and anyone with talent on that lame show stood out like a sore thumb. Do people still say that?  Sore thumb?  Well I do!

The big winners were just 3 shows. Succession, Ted Lasso and White Lotus. Not a wide range here with so many shows, but what can you do. Abbott Elementary snuck in there, which is big for a new show – if they continue doing whatever they are doing they could be the next Ted Lasso next year. Yea I know, no Barry and no Better Call Saul, two of the best shows alive right now. Like I said, what can you do. Maybe they pissed some people off or something.

I am very happy that Hollywood let in that Korean sensation Squid Games, which was just groundbreaking and phenomenal. America has a way of being snobby about these things, and I’m glad they included good work where good work resides. White Lotus practically sweeping the Emmy’s though is ridiculous, unless everyone is as in love with Sydney Sweeney as I am, which is totally understandable.   Anyway – write me your thoughts and your hate mail, bring it all – I don’t mind. See ya here next Thursday kids!  Enjoy the week!

Outstanding Drama Series – Succession

Lead Actress  Drama  Zendaya  Euphoria

Lead Actor  – Drama – Lee Jung-Jae  Squid Games

Supporting Actress – Drama – Julia Garner   Ozark

Supporting Actor Drama  – Matthew Mcfadyen  Succession

Writing Drama Series – Jesse Armstrong   Succession

Director Drama Series – Hwang Dong-Hyuk   Squid Games

Outstanding Comedy Series – Ted Lasso

Lead Actress Comedy Series – Jean Smart   Hacks

Lead Actor Comedy Series  – Jason Sudeikis  Ted Lasso

Supporting Actress Comedy Series – Sheryl Lee Ralph    Abbott Elementary

Supporting Actor Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein   Ted Lasso

Writing Comedy Series – Quinta Brunson   Abbott Elementary

Director Comedy Series – MJ Delaney    Ted Lasso

Outstanding Limited Series – The White Lotus

Lead Actor Limited Series / Movie   Michael Keaton  Dopesick

Lead Actress Limited Series / Movie   Amanda Seyfried   The Dropout

Supporting Actor in Limited Series / Movie    Murray Bartlett    White Lotus

Supporting Actress in Limited Series / Movie   Jennifer Coolidge  The White Lotus

Directing Limited Series / Movie – Mike White   The White Lotus

Writing Limited Series / Movie – Mike White    The White Lotus