July 13, 2022

The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 74th annual Emmy awards on Tuesday, July 14th. The 2022 award season looks promising and exciting for the NYFA community.

NYFA Filmmaking alum Bill Hader added 14 more nominations to his growing collection of Emmy’s nods and wins for the third season of Barry. Since premiering in 2018, Barry has amassed 30 Emmy Primetime Award nominations and won 6, including two ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’ and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’ This year, Hader is up for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Best Comedy Series’. Of the news he says, “I’m just super happy and proud of everyone on the show and humbled and thrilled with the recognition and nominations.” Hader’s co-star and NYFA Guest Speaker and Masterclass instructor Henry Winkler was also nominated for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’. Winkler won the award in 2018.

NYFA MFA Screenwriting alum and internationally acclaimed director/screenwriter Mohamed Diab scored an impressive 8 nominations for Moon Knight. Diab is not only Marvel’s first Arab director but also an internationally recognized, award-winning director and writer. His sophomore film, Clash, was the official opening selection at the 2016 Cannes Festival, ‘Un Certain Regard’ category. For Moon Knight, Diab wrote a 200-page pitch with his creative partner and wife, Sarah Goher, complete with locations, a score, tone, pictures, and costumes. This pitch went on to be the bible for Moon Knight, which he not only executive produced but also directed four of the six episodes. The mini-series is nominated for a total of eight awards, including Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Music Composition, and Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes.

Moon Knight still from Forbes

NYFA Board Member, Matthew Modine, who plays Dr. Brenner on fan-favorite Stranger Things scored 13 nominations including ‘Outstanding Drama Series’. The series took audiences by storm since the Duffer Brothers aired the sci-fi, coming of age drama on Netflix in 2016.

Insecure, the web series-turned-HBO series by NYFA alum Issa Rae, didn’t disappoint bringing home a total of 3 nominations including ‘Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series’. The 5-season show aired its final season last winter and has been collecting nominations for the 2022 award season ever since. Rae’s production company, Hoorae Productions was also nominated for ‘Outstanding Variety Series’ and ‘Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series’ for A Black Lady Sketch Show.

NYFA 2-Year Acting for Film alum Devin Laron Chandler made his debut on the second season of Only Murders in the Building, the show was nominated for ‘Oustanding Casting for a Comedy Series’ and ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’, among other nods. Nominated for ‘Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) is Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts executive produced by NYFA Documentary alum Louis Mole.

This year’s Emmy nominations are historic in more ways than one. Squid Games collected an astounding 14 nominations making history as the most-nominated foreign TV show in the Emmy Awards 74-year run. Squid Game was created in 2008 by Hwang Dong-hyuk but was shelved by Netflix, led by NYFA Guest Speaker Ted Sarandos, for 10 years before it was greenlit in 2018. After its premiere in 2021, the show went on to be Netflix’s most streamed series after only 17 days with over 100 million views world-wide. NYFA Guest Speaker Seth Rogen is also nominated for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie’ for his work on Pam & Tommy. NYFA 3D Animation and VFX alum Francesco Panzieri worked as a compositor for the hit show.

Squid Game still from Newsweek

Abbott Elementary creator and leading lady Quinta Brunson is nominated for the first time and made history as the youngest Black woman nominated in the ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy’ acting category. Zendaya was nominated for the second time for her work in Euphoria making her the youngest acting nominee for the second year in a row and Bill Hader’s old stomping ground Saturday Night Live maintained its record as the most Emmy-nominated series in history after earning 9 Emmy nominations this year.

The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12 on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.

The New York Film Academy congratulates all the nominees and we look forward to hearing the winners!

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.