The Voice Nominated for Outstanding Competition Program, and Harry Potter 20TH Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts Nominated for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
BURBANK, Calif. (July 12, 2022) — Programs produced by the Warner Bros. Television Group received 44 nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy® Awards today. This includes Outstanding Comedy Series nominations for Abbott Elementary and Ted Lasso, both produced by Warner Bros. Television. Ted Lasso led all comedy series with 20 nominations for its second season. Abbott Elementary led all network comedies with seven nominations, and Abbott creator/star Quinta Brunson — nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress, and Writing — made history by becoming the first Black woman to receive three Emmy nominations for the same comedy series in a single year. Warner Bros. Unscripted Television’s The Voice was nominated for Outstanding Competition Program, and Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is a nominee for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). The announcement was made this morning by the Television Academy.
Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey said: “While it is true that every day is a blessing, let’s face it, some days are better than others! This is one of those days for all the incredibly talented writers, producers, casts, and crew members responsible for Warner Bros. Television Group’s nominated programs. We are so thrilled that Emmy voters have honored their outstanding work with a total of 44 nominations. Everyone at the Studio is so proud to have the opportunity to tell inclusive and innovative stories, and we are honored to work with the artists and network partners that helped to make these shows possible. And I’d also like to take a moment to salute the incomparable Quinta Brunson. With Abbott Elementary, she has created a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to public school teachers. Quinta had a singular vision for this show: to tell authentic stories of everyday heroes for a network television audience. And today she made history as the first Black woman to receive three Emmy nominations for a comedy series in a single year! We couldn’t be more excited for her accomplishments and for the entire Abbott team.”
Select topline highlights of WBTVG’s 2022 Emmy® nominations include:
- Ted Lasso (Warner Bros. Television for Apple TV+) shot and scored with 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, acting nominations for Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, Nick Mohammed, Sarah Niles, Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham, James Lance, Sam Richardson, and Harriet Walter, one for directing, one for writing, and more.
- Abbott Elementary (Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television for ABC) earned seven nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series; acting nominations for Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, and Tyler James Williams; writing for Brunson; and casting.
- Limited series Maid (Warner Bros. Television for Netflix) received a lead acting nomination for Margaret Qualley, writing for Molly Smith Metzler, and directing for John Wells.
- The Voice (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC) received three nominations, including Outstanding Competition Program.
- Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for HBO Max) conjured up two nominations, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
- Kaley Cuoco nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Flight Attendant (Warner Bros. Television for HBO Max).
Here is the complete list of Emmy® nominations for Warner Bros. Television Group–produced programming:
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (WBTV and 20th Television for ABC): 7 Nominations
THE VOICE (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC): 3 Nominations
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT (WBTV for HBO Max): 3 Nominations
MAID (WBTV for Netflix): 3 Nominations
HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY: RETURN TO HOGWARTS (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for HBO Max): 2 Nominations
B POSITIVE (WBTV for CBS): 1 Nomination
BOB♥ABISHOLA (WBTV for CBS): 1 Nominations
CALL ME KAT (WBTV for FOX): 1 Nominations
LISEY’S STORY (WBTV for Apple TV+): 1 Nomination
PEACEMAKER (WBTV for HBO Max): 1 Nominations
UNITED STATES OF AL (WBTV for CBS): 1 Nomination
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