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What Happened at the 2022 Emmys?

by Daniel Otu
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The Emmy awards, or simply “Emmys”, are an extensive range of awards for artistic and technical merit for the American and international television industry. A number of annual Emmy Award ceremonies are held throughout the calendar year, each with their own set of rules and award categories. read more

The name Emmy derives from “Immy”, a nickname for image orthicon, a camera tube used in television. The Emmy Award statuette consists of a winged woman, representing art, holding aloft an electron, representing science. read more

The 74th Emmy award took place on the 12th of September, 2022 at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. The award show is one of the most watched live television events in the United States every year.

It is always a colorful event, with the glitz and glamour, celebrities showing up and showing out in very stunning looks. This year’s edition was hosted by Kenan Thompson who announced himself the “mayor of television” to open the Emmys 2022.

Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC

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There were some evidently excellent wins, (Jerrod Carmichael I’m looking at you), But as always, the tastes of some of the voting members of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are sour to many.

Easily the highlight of the entire show was Sheryl Lee Ralph’s win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Abbott Elementary. You could feel how important that moment was through the screen. The room erupted into applause and then fell silent before Ralph burst into the opening verse of Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species.” Ralph’s win makes her only the second Black woman to take home the award in her category (35 years after the last winner, Jackée Harry for 227).



Then there was Jim Kimmel’s over commitment to the bit. The joke is Kimmel is too depressed from losing for so many years he can’t get up. It worked fine and got an appropriate number of laughs. The problem is once Quinta Brunson took the stage, winning for Abbott Elementary, Kimmel remained on the ground. Brunson moved on well enough after acknowledging him and gave a fine speech all while Kimmel lay there.

Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC


It was an amazing and well put together event. Minus the hiccups in form of speech time constraints, the 74th Emmys was flawless.

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