2022 Toronto International Film Festival Awards: winners announced

September 18, 2022

The following is a press release from the Toronto International Film Festival:

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its award recipients for the 47th edition of the Festival, which concluded last evening with the Closing Night screening of Mary Harron’s Dalíland at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall.

“2022 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited festival audiences around the world,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO. “Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous women powerhouses. TIFF welcomed guests, press, industry, international stars, and directors back to the city and into cinemas. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made. We’re so grateful and proud of this year’s Festival.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

For the 45th year, the People’s Choice Awards distinguish the audience’s top title at the Festival as voted by the viewing public. All films in TIFF’s Official Selection were eligible.

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award winner is
The Fabelmans
dir. Steven Spielberg

The first runner-up is Women Talking dir. Sarah Polley
The second runner-up is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery dir. Rian Johnson

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
dir. Eric Appel

The first runner-up is Pearl dir. Ti West
The second runner-up is The Blackening dir. Tim Story

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award winner
Black Ice
dir. Hubert Davis

The first runner-up is Maya and the Wave dir. Stephanie Johnes
The second runner-up is 752 is not a Number dir. Babak Payami

IMDbPro SHORT CUTS AWARDS

The 2022 IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards are for Best Film, Best Canadian Film, and the Share Her Journey Award for best film by a woman. Each winning film will receive a bursary of $10,000 CAD and a one-year membership to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, to help them continue achieving success in their careers. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, IMDbPro empowers entertainment professionals to discover new talent and projects and has an ongoing commitment to supporting and collaboratively working with organizations that create greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entertainment industry, including TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign. IMDbPro also supported the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro, which was presented to Brendan Fraser for his outstanding performance in The Whale at the TIFF Tribute Awards gala fundraiser on September 11, 2022.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of IMDbPro, we are honoured to present four TIFF Awards that so perfectly align with our mission to help entertainment industry professionals launch and grow their careers and our commitment to highlighting diverse artists and inclusive storytelling,” said Col Needham, Founder & CEO of IMDb. “We congratulate these Award recipients and all professionals whose work was featured at TIFF, and look forward to watching their careers continue to grow following this breakthrough moment.”

The winners of the three awards are:

IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film:
Snow in September
dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir

Jury’s statement: “Told through a bold and sophisticated lens, this tense yet poignant portrayal follows a young man’s shift from wide-eyed boy to yearning pursuer. The jury is pleased to present the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film to Snow in September directed by Mongolia’s Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir.”

Honourable Mention:
For its wildly entertaining and incredibly realized portrait of a flight attendant’s personal crisis, the jury is very pleased to present an honourable mention for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film to Airhostess-737 by director Thanasis Neofotistos. Centred on Lena Papaligoura’s impressive performance, the film is an unhinged, compelling, and memorable tragicomedy.

IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film:
Simo
dir. Aziz Zoromba
Jury’s statement: “Featuring convincing, natural performances and tight direction, the film astutely plays off of narrative conventions to deliver an unexpectedly tender take on growing up in an all-male immigrant family. The jury is delighted to give the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short to Aziz Zoromba for Simo.”

Honourable Mention:
For its intensely taut and pulsating tale following an aging delivery driver’s movement through a gritty, desperate night in the city, the jury is pleased to present an honourable mention for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film to Same Old by director Lloyd Lee Choi.

IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award:
Nanitic
dir. Carol Nguyen (2022 TIFF Filmmaker Lab)
Jury’s statement: “With skill, precision, and sensitivity, this film stood out for its delicate and assured portrayal of love and sacrifice within a multi-generational household. The jury is thrilled to give the IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award to Carol Nguyen for Nanitic.”

The 2022 jurors for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards are Sally Lee, Thyrone Tommy, and Lisa Haller.

NETPAC AWARD

The 2022 NETPAC jury members include: Ida Yoshinaga and Diana Ashimova. TIFF is delighted to announce that the 2022 NETPAC Jury has selected Sweet As, dir. Jub Clerc as this year’s NETPAC winner.

The 2022 NETPAC jury released the following statement: “A model road film in all aspects with great locations and a strong cast, Jub Clerc’s Sweet As convincingly tells the story of an Indigenous girl on a youth-therapy bus tour — dealing with family, friendship, inspiration and self-identity.”

FIPRESCI PRIZE

The 2022 FIPRESCI jury members include: Andrew Kendall, Marriska Fernandes, Márcio Sallem, Andrea Crozzoli, and Max Borg. The jury is delighted to announce Basil Khalil’s A Gaza Weekend as this year’s FIPRESCI winner.

The 2022 FIPRESCI jury released the following statement: “For its empathy and intelligence in capturing the zeitgeist, and with its daring approach to contemporary satire and world cinema, we award Basil Khalil’s A Gaza Weekend the 2022 FIPRESCI Prize. Basil Khalil’s direction finds space for the more sorrowful, more tender moments of interpersonal crises even as he deftly escalates the bawdy humour on display, capturing the nature of survival as very serious and very funny business for these characters.”

AMPLIFY VOICES AWARDS PRESENTED BY CANADA GOOSE

Canada Goose embraces diversity in all its forms and definitions, including technique and passion that transports storytelling to the screen. This year, Canada Goose presents the Amplify Voices Awards to the three best feature films by under-represented filmmakers. All feature films in Official Selection by emerging filmmakers who are Black or Indigenous or persons of colour and Canadian, were eligible for these awards, and the three winners will receive a cash prize of $10,000 each, made possible by Canada Goose.

The three Amplify Voices Awards presented by Canada Goose winners are:

Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film:
To Kill a Tiger
dir. Nisha Pahuja
Jury’s statement: “It’s not easy to film love. In Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill a Tiger, a father defends his daughter, and together they change a village, a country and, maybe, the world.”

Special Mention for Best Canadian Feature Film:
Viking
dir. Stéphane Lafleur
Jury’s statement: “The jury would like to acknowledge Stéphane Lafleur’s brilliant satire, Viking, exploring the intersection of technology and ego.”

Amplify Voices Award:
Leonor Will Never Die
dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar
Jury’s statement: “Leonor Will Never Die, for its original voice, made by a fearless filmmaker who knows how to bring the fun and an incredible lead performance. This film is truly one of one.”

Amplify Voices Award:
While We Watched
dir. Vinay Shukla
Jury’s statement: “While We Watched is a compelling, urgent film that collapses our differences. It is a wake-up call to how perilous and fragile the relationship between a free press and democracy is everywhere.”

Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker:
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
dir. Madison Thomas
Jury’s statement: The jury would also like to give special mention to Madison Thomas’s Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, because “everyone should know about Buffy Sainte-Marie.”

The 2022 jurors for the Amplify Voices Awards presented by Canada Goose are Ann Marie Fleming, Anne Emond, Nathan Morlando, Jennifer Holness, Albert Shin, and Luisa Alvarez Restrepo.

SHAWN MENDES FOUNDATION CHANGEMAKER AWARD

Presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, the 2022 Changemaker Award is awarded to a Festival film that tackles issues of social change, and comes with a $10,000 cash prize. The winning film was selected by TIFF’s Next Wave Committee, a group of young film lovers who recognize cinema’s power to transform the world. The Shawn Mendes Foundation will also be making an annual contribution in support of TIFF Next Wave, helping TIFF deliver key initiatives to elevate young voices.

The 2022 jurors for the Changemaker Award are members of TIFF’s Next Wave Committee: Naiya Forrester, Arjun Persaud, Norah Daudi, Honora Murphy, Ellie Tripp, Celina Tang, Simona Williams, Faven Tesfamichael, Tara Sidhu, Keertan Somasundaram, Maggie Kane, and Dev Desai.

The 2022 Changemaker Award is presented to Luis De Filippis’ Something You Said Last Night. Director De Filippis (2018 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, 2020 TIFF Talent Accelerator) offered this statement: “It is an honour to have Something You Said Last Night be acknowledged by the next generation of filmmakers. Thank you to the Next Wave Committee for seeing this story. I am so excited to watch you lead our industry in the coming years. Thank you to the team behind this film who supported, and believed, and put their all into it, even on the bad days — which there were a few. It’s hard not to ignore the building tide of new voices this year at TIFF, and I am so happy to see our stories finally being told and celebrated — a new wave is coming.”

TIFF’s Next Wave Committee provided this statement: “The TIFF Next Wave Committee announces Luis De Filippis as the 2022 Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award recipient for her debut feature Something You Said Last Night, an honest, immersive, and intensely relatable portrayal of an Italian Canadian family on a summer vacation. Ren (Carmen Madonia, 2022 TIFF Rising Stars) is a character unlike any other we’ve seen. She is talented, she is struggling, she is flawed, she is loved, she is passionate, and she is accepted. She is all of these things, and she is also a young trans woman finding her place in the world. Created with queer and trans creators in front and behind the camera, Something You Said Last Night finds its power in the complex, imperfect truth of humans and our relationships with family. With her film, Luis De Filippis is changing the game — giving a voice to trans people along the way, and creating a future where queer representation exists beyond the one-dimensional stories and characters we’ve seen over and over again. We hope the visibility and recognition of this award will help more young people see and be inspired by the film like we were, and support De Filippis in her development and journey as a filmmaker.”

PLATFORM PRIZE

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s trailblazing second feature, Platform is the Toronto International Film Festival’s competitive programme championing bold directorial visions. Platform was curated by Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer; and Robyn Citizen, Director, Festival Programming and TIFF Cinematheque. The Platform Prize Jury members for 2022 are Patricia Rozema (Jury Chair), Iram Haq, and Chaitanya Tamhane and they are delighted to announce that their selection is Riceboy Sleeps, dir. Anthony Shim.

The Platform jury provided this statement: “The 2022 TIFF Platform Jury announces the unanimous choice for the Platform Prize — Riceboy Sleeps, written and directed by Anthony Shim for its deeply moving story and precisely-observed characters as they navigate racism, dislocation, family, and love. It balances social realism with pure poetry. Plus, it’s very funny. The leads Choi Seung-yoon (2022 TIFF Rising Stars), Ethan Hwang, and Dohyun Noel Hwang deserve top honours. Riceboy Sleeps touches on, in a most accessible way, some of humanity’s biggest challenges — how to merge cultures without erasing individuals, how to grow up whole in fragmented families, and how to defend ourselves from internalizing the subtle and not so subtle discriminations of the privileged.”

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TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, Visa and BVLGARI and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

TIFF is grateful for the generous support of the 2022 festival from the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario and Telefilm Canada.

TIFF is grateful to Canada Goose for their generous support of the Amplify Voices Awards.TIFF is grateful to IMDbPro for their generous support of IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards for Best Film, Best Canadian Film, and the Share Her Journey Award for best film by a woman.TIFF Short Cuts Programme is made possible through the generous sponsorship of TikTok, and supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto.

2022 Primetime Emmy Awards: ‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Succession’ are the top winners

September 12, 2022

by Carla Hay

“The White Lotus” team members Sydney Sweeney, Natasha Rothwell, Mike White, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge and Alexandra Daddario at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)

With five prizes, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, HBO’s anthology series “The White Lotus” was the top winner at the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which were presented at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 12, 2022. Following close behind in Emmy wins were Apple TV+’s comedy series “Ted Lasso” (four Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series) and HBO’s “Succession,” which won three Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series. Kenan Thompson hosted the ceremony, which NBC televised live in the United States. Peacock livestreamed the ceremony. The show is presented by the Television Academy, which votes for the nominees and the winners.

In addition to winning Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, “The White Lotus” creator/executive producer Mike White got Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Two co-stars of “The White Lotus” also won Emmy Awards: Murray Bartlett (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie) and Jennifer Coolidge (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie). White, Bartlett and Coolidge are all first-time Emmy winners.

Other first-time Emmy winners at this ceremony included Sheryl Lee Ralph of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series); Quinta Brunson of “Abbott Elementary” (Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series); Matthew McFadyen of “Succession” (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series); Amanda Seyfried of Hulu’s “The Dropout” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie); Michael Keaton of Hulu’s “Dopesick” (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie); Lee Jung-jae of Netflix’s “Squid Game” (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series); Lizzo of Prime Video’s Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” (Outstanding Competition Program); and Jerrod Carmichael of HBO’s “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel” (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special).

Some of the repeat Emmy category winners included Zendaya of HBO’s “Euphoria” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) and Julia Garner of Netflix’s “Ozark” (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series), who each won in 2020. Those who repeated their Emmy wins from 2021 included Jean Smart of HBO Max’s “Hacks” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series); John Oliver of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (Outstanding Variety Talk Series); and “Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series) and Brett Goldstein (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series).

The Governors Award (a non-competitive category) went to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media “in recognition of their efforts to promote gender balance and foster inclusion throughout the entertainment industry,” according to a press release from the Television Academy. The institute’s founder Geena Davis and president/CEO Madeline Di Nonno accepted the award.

Presenters at the show included Oprah Winfrey, Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Angela Bassett, Ariana DeBose, Rosario Dawson, Diego Luna, Natalie Zea, Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Emmy host Thompson, Bowen Yang, Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Kerry Washington, Gael García Bernal, Sarah Paulson, Shonda Rhimes, Sofia Vergara, “Hacks” Emmy winner Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Selma Blair, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Pete Davidson, Juliette Lewis, RuPaul Charles, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy Allen White, Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Molly Shannon, Vanessa Bayer, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Regina Hall, Markella Kavenagh, Ismaël Cruz Córdova, Kelly Clarkson and Will Arnett. John Legend performed during the In Memoriam segment. Sam Jay was the on-air announcer, and Zedd was the event DJ.

Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment produced the ceremony. Ian Stewart, Reginald Hudlin, Byron Phillips and Jane Mun were exevcutive producers. Done + Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton was the show’s director. 

Here is the complete list of nominees and winners for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards:

*=winner

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)   
  • “Euphoria” (HBO)   
  • “Ozark” (Netflix)   
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+)   
  • “Squid Game” (Netflix)   
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)   
  • “Succession” (HBO)*   
  • “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)  

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)   
  • “Barry” (HBO)
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)   
  • “Hacks” (HBO)   
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video)
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)*
  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)   

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • “Dopesick” (Hulu)   
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu)   
  • “Inventing Anna” (Netflix)   
  • “Pam and Tommy” (Hulu)   
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO)*

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)  
  • Brian Cox (“Succession”)  
  • Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”)*   
  • Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)  
  • Adam Scott (“Severance”)  
  • Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)  

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)   
  • Laura Linney (“Ozark”)  
  • Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”)  
  • Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)  
  • Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)   
  • Zendaya (“Euphoria”)*

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)   
  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)  
  • Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”)
  • Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”)   
  • Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”)  
  • Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)*

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)  
  • Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”)  
  • Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”)  
  • Elle Fanning (“The Great”)  
  • Issa Rae (“Insecure”)  
  • Jean Smart (“Hacks”)*  

Oustanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Colin Firth (“The Staircase”)  
  • Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”)  
  • Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)  
  • Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)*
  • Himesh Patel (“Station Eleven”)  
  • Sebastian Stan (“Pam and Tommy”)   

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Toni Collette (“The Staircase”)  
  • Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”)  
  • Lily James (“Pam and Tommy”)  
  • Sarah Paulson (“Impeachment: American Crime Story”)
  • Margaret Qualley (“Maid”)  
  • Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”)*

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)  
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)  
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)* 
  • “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC)  
  • “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)  

Outstanding Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)  
  • “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” (Prime Video)*  
  • “Nailed It!” (Netflix)  
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)  
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)  
  • “The Voice” (NBC)  

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Patricia Arquette (“Severance”)
  • Julia Garner (“Ozark”)*
  • Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”)
  • Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”)
  • Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”)
  • J. Smith-Cameron (“Succession”)
  • Sarah Snook (“Succession”)
  • Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria”)

Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nicholas Braun (“Succession”)
  • Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)
  • Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
  • Park Hae-soo (“Squid Game”)
  • Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”)*
  • John Turturro (“Severance”)
  • Christopher Walken (“Severance”)
  • Oh Yeong-su (“Squid Game”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
  • Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)
  • Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”)
  • Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Sarah Niles (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”)*
  • Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)
  • Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)*
  • Toheeb Jimoh (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Nick Mohammed (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
  • Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”)
  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
  • Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Connie Britton (“The White Lotus”)
  • Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”)*
  • Alexandra Daddario (“The White Lotus”)
  • Kaitlyn Dever (“Dopesick”)
  • Natasha Rothwell (“The White Lotus”)
  • Sydney Sweeney (“The White Lotus”)
  • Mare Winningham (“Dopesick”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Movie

  • Murray Bartlett (“The White Lotus”)*
  • Jake Lacy (“The White Lotus”)
  • Will Poulter (“Dopesick”)
  • Seth Rogen (“Pam & Tommy”)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (“Dopesick”)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (“Dopesick”)
  • Steve Zahn (“The White Lotus”)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)
  • “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)*

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • “Atlanta” (FX), directed by Hiro Murai
  • “Barry” (HBO) directed by Bill Hader
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max), directed by Lucia Aniello
  • “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+), directed by Mary Lou Belli
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), directed by Cherien Dabis
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), directed by Jamie Babbit
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+), directed by MJ Delaney*

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • “Ozark” (Netflix), directed by Jason Bateman
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+), directed by Ben Stiller
  • “Squid Game” (Netflix), directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk*
  • “Succession” (HBO), directed by Mark Mylod
  • “Succession” (HBO), directed by Cathy Yan
  • “Succession” (HBO), directed by Lorene Scafaria
  • “Yellowjackets” (Showtime), directed by Karyn Kusama

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • “Dopesick” (Hulu), directed by Danny Strong
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu), directed by Michael Showalter
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu), directed by Francesca Gregorini
  • “Maid” (Netflix), directed by John Wells
  • “Station Eleven” (HBO Max), directed by Hiro Murai
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO Max), directed by Mike White*

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC), written by Quinta Brunson*
  • “Barry (HBO), written by Duffy Boudreau
  • “Barry (HBO), written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max), written by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu) written by Steve Martin and John Hoffman
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+), written by Jane Becker
  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX), written by Sarah Naftalis
  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX), written by Stefani Robinson

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC), written by Thomas Schnauz
  • “Ozark” (Netflix), written by Chris Mundy
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+), written by Dan Erickson
  • “Squid Game” (Netflix), written by Hwang Dong-hyuk
  • “Succession” (HBO), written by Jesse Armstrong*
  • “Yellowjackets” (Showtime) written by Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson
  • “Yellowjackets” (Showtime) written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie

  • “Dopesick” (Hulu), written by Danny Strong
  • “The Dropout” (Hulu), written by Elizabeth Meriwether
  • “Impeachment: American Crime Story” (FX), written byb Sarah Burgess
  • “Maid” (Netflix), written by Molly Smith Metzler
  • “Station Eleven” (HBO Max), written by Patrick Somerville
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO), written by Mike White*

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

  • “Ali Wong: Don Wong” (Netflix), written by Ali Wong
  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Globe – Hungary for Democracy” (Comedy Central), written by Ian Berger, Devin Delliquanti, Jennifer Flanz, Jordan Klepper, Zhubin Parang and Scott Sherman
  • “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel” (HBO), written by Jerrod Carmichael*
  • “Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)” (Netflix ), written by Nicole Byer
  • “Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” (Netflix), written by Norm Macdonald

2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards: Drake is the top nominee

September 12, 2022

by Carla Hay

Drake (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC)

The following is a press release from BET:

BET has announced the nominees for the 17th annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders. Hosted by Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022, will tape from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30 and will premiere Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Certified Lover Boy Drake leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 14 nods including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Hustler of the Year, twice for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, three for Best Collaboration, twice for Best Hip Hop Video, and twice for Song of the Year. Kanye West follows with 10 nods including Best Live Performer, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Song of the Year, Impact Track, and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse. Kendrick Lamar’s nine nods include Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year. Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, twice for Impact Track. Video Director of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best Collaboration. Future rounds out the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods.

Other notable nominations include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, and Young Thug, each of whom received three nominations. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each.

See below for the complete list of “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 Official Nominees:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • D.M.B. – A$AP ROCKY
  • FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
  • GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER
  • HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
  • LONDON – BIA & J. COLE
  • WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
  • WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST COLLABORATION

  • FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
  • GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER
  • HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
  • JIMMY COOKS – DRAKE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE
  • JOHNNY P’S CADDY – BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE
  • WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
  • WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST DUO OR GROUP

  • 42 DUGG & EST GEE
  • BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY
  • BIRDMAN & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN
  • BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX
  • DABABY & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN
  • EARTHGANG
  • STYLES P & HAVOC

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

  • CARDI B
  • DOJA CAT
  • DRAKE
  • J. COLE
  • KANYE WEST
  • KENDRICK LAMAR
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

  • BABY KEEM
  • BENNY THE BUTCHER
  • DRAKE
  • J. COLE
  • JACK HARLOW
  • JAY-Z
  • KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • BENNY BOOM
  • BURNA BOY
  • COLE BENNETT
  • COLIN TILLEY
  • DIRECTOR X
  • KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE
  • TEYANA TAYLOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • BIG ENERGY LATTO
  • F.N.F. (LET’S GO) HITKIDD & GLORILLA
  • FIRST CLASS JACK HARLOW
  • HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
  • SUPER GREMLIN KODAK BLACK
  • WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
  • WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • 777 LATTO
  • CERTIFIED LOVER BOY DRAKE
  • DONDA KANYE WEST
  • I NEVER LIKED YOU FUTURE
  • IT’S ALMOST DRY PUSHA T
  • KING’S DISEASE II NAS
  • MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • CARDI B
  • DOJA CAT
  • DRAKE
  • FUTURE
  • KANYE WEST
  • KENDRICK LAMAR
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • ATL JACOB
  • BABY KEEM
  • HIT-BOY
  • HITMAKA
  • KANYE WEST
  • METRO BOOMIN
  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST

  • BABY KEEM
  • BLXST
  • DOECHII
  • FIVIO FOREIGN
  • GLORILLA
  • NARDO WICK
  • SAUCY SANTANA

DJ OF THE YEAR

  • D-NICE
  • DJ CASSIDY
  • DJ DRAMA
  • DJ KAY SLAY
  • DJ PREMIER
  • KAYTRANADA
  • MUSTARD
  • NYLA SYMONE
  • LA LEAKERS: DJ SOURMILK AND JUSTIN INCREDIBLE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

  • BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD
  • BREAKFAST CLUB
  • CARESHA PLEASE
  • COMPLEX
  • DRINK CHAMPS
  • HIPHOP DX
  • MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME
  • NPR TINY DESK
  • VERZUZ

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

  • 50 CENT
  • CARDI B
  • DJ KHALED
  • DRAKE
  • JAY-Z
  • KANYE WEST
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION
  • SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
  • DRAKE – CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)
  • J. COLE – POKE IT OUT (WALE FEAT. J. COLE)
  • J. COLE – LONDON (BIA & J. COLE)
  • LIL BABY – GIRLS WANT GIRLS (DRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY)
  • KANYE WEST – CITY OF GODS (FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS)
  • DRAKE – WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)
  • JADAKISS – BLACK ILLUMANTI (FREDDIE GIBBS FEAT. JADAKISS)

IMPACT TRACK

  • ABOUT DAMN TIME – LIZZO
  • CITY OF GODS – FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS
  • FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
  • NOBODY – NAS FEAT. MS. LAURYN HILL
  • PXSSY – LATTO
  • THE HEART PART 5 – KENDRICK LAMAR
  • WOMAN – DOJA CAT
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
  • BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)
  • BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)
  • BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • CENTRAL CEE (UK)
  • HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)
  • KNUCKS (UK)
  • LE JUIICE (FRANCE)
  • NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)
  • TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)

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2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: ‘Adele: One Night Only,’ ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ ‘Euphoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The White Lotus’ are the top winners

September 4, 2022

by Carla Hay

With five awards each, CBS’s “Adele: One Night Only,” Disney+’s “The Beatles: Get Back,” HBO’s “Euphoria,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and HBO’s “The White Lotus” were the top winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (the technical categories of the Primetime Emmys), which were presented in a two-part ceremony on September 3 and September 4 on Emmys.com. FXX will televise highlights from the ceremony on September 10, 2022, while Hulu will stream this ceremony from September 11 to September 27, 2022. Other big winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards included Netflix’s “Arcane” and Netflix’s “Squid Game,” which won four awards each.

The biggest categories at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented September 12, 2022, in a ceremony hosted by Kenan Thompson. NBC will telecast the show in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Peacock will livestream the ceremony. HBO’s Succession” has the most nominations (25) in all categories.

First-time Emmy winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards included Adele, an executive producer and star of “Adele: One Night Only,” which won for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). NBC’s “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent” won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). This prize resulted in first-time Emmy wins for executive producer Jay-Z (whose real name is Shawn Carter), Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Enimen, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.

“The Beatles: Get Back” had several first-time Emmy winners, such as executive producers Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and Peter Jackson. For “The Beatles: Get Back,” Jackson also won Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing of a Documentary/Nonfiction Program.

Other first-time Emmy winners were Colman Domingo (Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama Series, for “Euphoria”); Lee You-mi (Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series, for “Squid Game”); and Nathan Lane (Outstanding Guest Actor in Comedy Series, for Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building”). It was Lane’s seventh Emmy nomination.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Television Movie: “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers”
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Structured Reality Program: “Queer Eye”
Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special: “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy”
Outstanding Short-Form Non-Fiction or Reality: “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Once Upon a Time in Late Night”
Outstanding Short-Form Comedy, Drama, or Variety Series: “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program: “Love, Death + Robots”
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: “Arcane” – Anne-Laure To (color script artist); “Arcane” – Julien Georgel (art direction); “Arcane” – Bruno Couchinho (background designer); “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” – Lexy Naugt (storyboard artist); “The House” – Kecy Salangad (animator); “Love, Death + Robots” – Alberto Mielgo (character designer)
Outstanding Animated Program: “Arcane”
Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series: “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Documentary/Non-Fiction Special: “George Carlin’s American Dream”
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: “When Claude Got Shot”
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nathan Lane, “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Laurie Metcalf, “Hacks”
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Colman Domingo, “Euphoria”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Lee You-mi, “Squid Game”
Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Chadwick Boseman, “What If…?”
Outstanding Narrator: Barack Obama, “Our Great National Parks”
Outstanding Actor in a Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series: Tim Robinson, “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson”
Outstanding Actress in a Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series: Patricia Clarkson, “State of the Union”
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Bridget Stokes, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Paul Dugdale, “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program: Nneka Onuorah, “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Non-Fiction Special: Peter Jackson, “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program: “Lucy and Desi”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (half-hour): “Atlanta”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (one hour): “Euphoria”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: “How I Met Your Father”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: “Dopesick”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program: “Life Below Zero”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-Fiction Program: “100 Foot Wave”
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series: “The Voice”
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Euphoria”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “Barry”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “How I Met Your Father”
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program: “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Program: “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program: “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama series (half-hour) and Animation: “Barry”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama (one hour): “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: “The Queen’s Gambit”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Non-Fiction Program (single- or multi-camera): “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series (half-hour) and Animation: “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series (one hour): “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program (single- or multi-camera): “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (half-hour or less): “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Production Design for Narrative Contemporary Program: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program: “The Gilded Age”
Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Reality Competition Series: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special: “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent”
Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling: “Bridgerton”
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling: “Impeachment: American Crime Story”
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for a Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Program: “Annie Live!”
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup: “Euphoria”
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Program: “Legendary”
Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (non-prosthetic): “Pam & Tommy”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special:  “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes: “Hacks”
Outstanding Period Costumes: “The Great”
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes: “What We Do in the Shadows”
Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Programming: “We’re Here”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Comedy Series or Variety Program: “Barry”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Drama Series, Limited Anthology Series or Movie: “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Stunt Performance: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (original dramatic score): Theordore Shapiro, “Severance”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (original dramatic score): Cristobal Tapia De Veer, “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (original dramatic score):  David Schwartz, “Lucy and Desi”
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Cristobal Tapia De Veer, “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Cinco Paul, “Corn Puddin’” from “Schmigadoon!”
Outstanding Music Direction: “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent”
Outstanding Music Supervision: “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming: Parris Goebel, “Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3”
Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming: Ryan Heffington, “Euphoria”
Outstanding Main Title Design: “Severance”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie: “The Book of Boba Fett”
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: “Succession”
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Commercial: “Teenage Dream,” Sandy Hook Promise
Outstanding Motion Design: “Home Before Dark”

2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow are the top winners

August 28, 2022

by Carla Hay

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Jack Harlow were the top winners at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which were presented on August 28, 2022, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Harlow hosted the show, which was televised live on Paramount Media Networks-owned channels such as MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, BET Her, Logo, Pop, CMT, Comedy Central, The CW, Nickelodeon, Paramount and TV Land.

Swift’s “All Too Well: The Short Film” won the prizes for Video of the Year, Best Longform and Best Direction. Styles’ video for “As It Was” got the awards for Best Pop and Best Cinematography, while Styles’ “Harry’s House” was named Album of the Year. Harlow’s “First Class” won the award for Song of the Summer, while the Harlow/Lil Nas X duet “Industry Baby” video got the prizes for Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Minaj received the Video Vanguard Award. Red Hot Chili Peppers received the Global Icon Award. Both of these prizes are in non-competitive categories where the recipients are announced weeks before the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.

Performers included Anitta, Kane Brown, Bad Bunny (performing from Yankee Stadium in New York City), J Balvin, BLACKPINK, Eminem, Harlow (with a surprise appearance from Fergie), Latto, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello with Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Panic! At the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dogg.

Presenters included LL Cool J, Minaj, Offset, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Latto, Lili Reinhart, Chlöe, Sofia Carson, Cheech & Chong, Bebe Rexha, Blackpink, Ashley Graham, Dixie D’Amelio, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Joel Madden and Billy Eichner. Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance (sort of), with his face digitally imposed on someone who was dressed as the MTV “moon man” and lifted from a wire high up from the stage. Depp joked that he was available to work at parties.

Cameron, Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy performed during the 2022 VMAs Pre-Show, hosted by Nessa and Kevan Kenney, with Tate McRae as a celebrity correspondent. Murda Beatz was the Kraft Singles House DJ for this pre-show.

The following is a complete list of nominees and winners for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards:

*=winner

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles – “As It Was“ – Columbia Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records*

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bad Bunny – Rimas Entertainment*
Drake – OVO/Republic
Ed Sheeran – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles – Columbia Records
Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records
Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
Lizzo – Atlantic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Easy On Me” – Columbia Records
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records*
Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records
Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

BEST NEW ARTIST
Baby Keem – Columbia Records
Dove Cameron – Disruptor Records / Columbia Records*
GAYLE – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
Latto – Streamcut / RCA Records
Måneskin – Arista Records
SEVENTEEN – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records

GROUP OF THE YEAR
BLACKPINK
BTS*
City Girls
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Silk Sonic

SONG OF THE SUMMER
Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
Beyoncé – “BREAK MY SOUL”
Charlie Puth – “Left And Right (feat. Jung Kook of BTS)”
Doja Cat – “Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS)”
Future featuring Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U”
Harry Styles – “Late Night Talking”
Jack Harlow – “First Class”*
Kane Brown – “Grand”
Latto x Mariah Carey – “Big Energy (Remix) featuring DJ Khaled”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Marshmello x Khalid – “Numb”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
Nicky Youre, dazy – “Sunroof”
Post Malone with Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
ROSALÍA – “BIZCOCHITO”
Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Adele – 30
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Harry Styles – Harry’s House*

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
September 2021: Griff – “One Night” – Warner Records
October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain” – Island Records
November 2021: Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” – Warner Records
December 2021: SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You” – PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records*
January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days” – Capitol Records UK
February 2022: GAYLE – “abcdefu” – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records
April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records
May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company
June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording
July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

BEST COLLABORATION
Drake feature Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records*
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records
ROSALÍA feature The Weeknd – “LA FAMA” – Columbia Records
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

BEST POP
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records*
Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor” – Geffen Records

BEST HIP-HOP
Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Future featuring Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U” – Freebandz / Epic Records
Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Latto – “Big Energy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?” – Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records*
Pusha T – “Diet Coke” – G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam

BEST ROCK
Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young” – RCA Records
Jack White – “Taking Me Back” – Third Man Records
Muse – “Won’t Stand Down” – Warner Records
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer” – Warner Records*
Shinedown – “Planet Zero” – Elektra Music Group
Three Days Grace – “So Called Life” – RCA Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Avril Lavigne featuring blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me” – Elektra Music Group / DTA Records
Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy” – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
Machine Gun Kelly featuring WILLOW – “emo girl” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” – Arista Records*
Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W” – MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records

BEST LATIN
Anitta – “Envolver” – Warner Records*
Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó” – Rimas Entertainment
Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII” – Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Latin / RCA Records
Daddy Yankee – “REMIX” – Republic Records
Farruko – “Pepas” – Sony Music US Latin
J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto” – Sueños Globales, LLC /Universal Music Latino / Asylum Records UK

BEST R&B
Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW
Chlöe – “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
H.E.R. – “For Anyone” – RCA Records
Normani featuring Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool/RCA Records
Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)” – LVRN / Interscope Records
The Weeknd – “Out Of Time” – XO / Republic Records*

BEST K-POP
BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
ITZY – “LOCO” – JYP Entertainment
LISA – “LALISA” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records*
SEVENTEEN – “HOT” – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records
Stray Kids – “MANIAC” – JYP Entertainment
TWICE – “The Feels” – JYP Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Latto – “P*ssy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records*
Rina Sawayama – “This Hell” – Dirty Hit
Stromae – ”Fils de joie” – Mosaert Label / The Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE
BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records*
BTS | Minecraft – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
Charli XCX | Roblox – Atlantic Records
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave – Def Jam
Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande | Fortnite – Republic Records
Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles – Darkroom / Interscope Records
Foo Fighters – Studio 666 – RCA Records
Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville
Madonna – Madame X – Interscope Records
Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 u – Geffen Records
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records*

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records
Camila Cabello featuring Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam” – Epic Records
Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records*
Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Normani featuring Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records*

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele – “Oh My God” – Columbia Records
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Drake featuring Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic Records
Kacey Musgraves – “simple times” – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records*
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe” – Atlantic Records
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records*
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
BTS – “Permission to Dance” – BIGHIT Music/Geffen Records
Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records*
FKA twigs featuring The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club” – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
Normani featuring Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

BEST EDITING
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records
ROSALÍA – “SAOKO” – Columbia Records*
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records
The Weeknd – “Take My Breath” – XO / Republic Records

2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow are the top nominees

August 22, 2022

The following is a press release from MTV:

2022 “VMAs” announce Pre-Show Performers and Social Categories

Doja Cat, Harry Styles and Jack Harlow now tied for most noms (8)

· Dove Cameron, MTV PUSH artist Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy are set to perform during the 2022 “VMAs” Pre-Show airing LIVE on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 6:30PM ET/PT. Hosted by Nessa and Kevan Kenney, the 90-minute event will feature coverage from multi-platinum selling artist Tate McRae, who joins as a special celebrity correspondent. Murda Beatz will be the Kraft Singles House DJ.

· Fans can also watch the 2022 “VMAs” Pre-Show on Twitter @MTV starting at 6:15PM ET, featuring additional digital exclusive breaks – including retrospective red carpet fashion, jaw-dropping celebrity stage moments from “VMAs” past, and celebratory reviews of today’s biggest performers and nominees.

· Dove Cameron
· The rising superstar is nominated for her first Moon Person in the “Best New Artist” category, Presented by EXTRA(R) Gum. The singer and actress will make her “VMAs” Pre-Show debut with a sure to be showstopping performance.

· Saucy Santana
· The current MTV Global PUSH Artist for the month of August and hitmaking rapper will take over the “VMAs” Pre-Show stage for a performance of his smash single “Booty.”

· Yung Gravy
· The MC known for his RIAA certified platinum-hits “Mr. Clean” and “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot” as well as his new chart-topping single “Betty (Get Money)” joins the star-studded lineup of Pre-Show performers.

· Social Categories:

· GROUP OF THE YEAR: Beginning Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11AM ET, fans can vote for “Group Of The Year” in bracket-style voting on @MTV’s Instagram Story through Thursday, August 25, 2022. The (8) nominees are:

· BLACKPINK
· BTS
· City Girls
· Foo Fighters
· Imagine Dragons
· Måneskin
· Red Hot Chili Peppers
· Silk Sonic

· SONG OF THE SUMMER: Beginning Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 11AM ET, fans can vote for “Song Of The Summer” via tap to vote on @MTV’s Instagram Story through Saturday, August 27th. The (16) nominees are:

· Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
· Beyoncé – “BREAK MY SOUL”
· Charlie Puth – “Left And Right (featuring Jung Kook of BTS)”
· Doja Cat – “Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS)”
· Future featuring Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U”
· Harry Styles – “Late Night Talking”
· Jack Harlow – “First Class”
· Kane Brown – “Grand”
· Latto x Mariah Carey – “Big Energy (Remix) featuring DJ Khaled”
· Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
· Marshmello x Khalid – “Numb”
· Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
· Nicky Youre, dazy – “Sunroof”
· Post Malone with Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
· ROSALÍA – “BIZCOCHITO”
· Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

· ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Beginning Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11AM ET, fans can vote for “Album Of The Year” via tap to vote @MTV’s Instagram Story through show. The (5) nominees are:

· Adele – 30
· Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
· Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
· Drake – Certified Lover Boy
· Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Previously announced “VMAs” news includes:

· VMAs EMCEES: LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow are set to anchor the 2022 “VMAs,” introducing the night’s biggest moments and star-studded lineup of performers, presenters and winners. (more info)

· PERFORMERS: Anitta, BLACKPINK, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello x Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Panic! At The Disco and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the can’t-miss performers set to take the iconic MTV stage. Additional names to be announced soon (more info).

· GLOBAL ICON AWARD: Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 “VMAs” (more info).

· VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Global superstar Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s coveted honor and perform live on the show (more info).

· NOMINATIONS: Doja Cat, Jack Harlow and Harry Styles now lead with the most nominations (8), followed by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7), Billie Eilish (6); BTS, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Future, Lizzo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5) closely follow. Full list here.

· VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 22 gender-neutral categories by visiting vote.mtv.com through today, Friday, August 19, 2022 thanks to Burger King(R). Voting for “Best New Artist,” presented by EXTRA(R) Gum, remains active into show.

· THE VMAs EXPERIENCE ON ROBLOX: As a companion to the first-ever “Best Metaverse Performance” category, fans launch into a custom Moon Person immersive experience, complete with a virtual red carpet, music and dance themed activities, exclusive in-game experience rewards, and can vote through today for their favorite “Best Metaverse” performance (more info).

· SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2022 “VMAs” include Burger King(R), Clearblue(R), DESCOVY(R), Doritos(R), EXTRA(R) Gum, Instacart, Kraft Singles, Pepsi(R), Swiffer and Toyota Motor North America.

· CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers; Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

September 25, 2022 UPDATE:

· Global rap icons Eminem and Snoop Dogg will transform the “VMAs” stage for a first of its kind performance of “From the D 2 The LBC” inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse. We partnered with Yuga Labs to bring this creative to life. The 2022 “VMAs” air LIVE from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET/PT!
· Eminem and Snoop Dogg are up for “Best Hip Hop” with “From The D 2 The LBC,” the first collaboration between the hip hop megastars in over 20 years.
· Eminem will perform for the first time in 12 years, last performing “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010. The 60x nominated superstar is the second most nominated artist in “VMAs” history, trailing only Madonna with 69. He has won 13x, making him one of the top 5 artists with the most wins. He recently released his second greatest hits album, “Curtain Call 2”.
· Snoop Dogg will perform for the first time on the “VMAs” stage in 17 years, last performing with Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G. in 2005. The 13x nominee has won 3x including his first year nominated for “Best Rap Video” (1994) with “Doggy Dogg World.”

About Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios:

Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar-nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About Prudential Center:

Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

2022 Primetime Emmy Awards: ‘Succession’ is the top nominee

July 12, 2022

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Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Brian Cox in “Succession” (Photo by Graeme Hunter/HBO)

The following is a press release from the Television Academy:

Nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards were announced today, recognizing an abundance of exceptional new programming and talent, returning favorites and veteran performers, and a broad spectrum of innovative storytelling across multiple platforms.

The live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

“Succession” holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by “Ted Lasso” and “The White Lotus” (20), “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building” (17) and “Euphoria” (16).

“Television continues to keep the world entertained, informed, and connected. With production at a historic high, the Academy has received a record number of Emmy submissions this season,” said Scherma. “As we prepare for the entertainment industry’s biggest night, we are thrilled to honor the innovators, creators, performers and storytellers who are propelling this platinum age of television.”

It was a year of notable achievement for women. Almost half of the directors nominated in the scripted directing categories were women. This season also saw women receive almost 40% of the nominations in the scripted writing categories. Thirty-four percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Writing in all writing categories were women.

In total, there were 50 first-time performer nominees across all performer categories this season including Chadwick Boseman (“What If…?”), Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”), Elle Fanning (“The Great”), Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”), Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”), Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From A Marriage”), Lily James (“Pam & Tommy”), Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Barack Obama (“Our Great National Parks”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Adam Scott (“Severance”), Sebastian Stan (“Pam & Tommy”), Peter Sarsgaard (“Dopesick”), Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”), and Sydney Sweeney (two first-time nominations “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus”).

In addition to Sweeney, individuals with multiple nominations this year include Jason Bateman (performance and directing for “Ozark”), Quinta Brunson (performance and writing for “Abbott Elementary”), Nicole Byer (host for “Nailed It” and writing for “Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)”), Jerrod Carmichael (performance “Saturday Night Live” and writing for “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel”), Julia Garner (“Ozark” and “Inventing Anna”), Bill Hader (performance, writing and directing for Barry and performance for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Steve Martin (performance and writing for “Only Murders in the Building”), Amy Poehler (host for “Making It” and directing for “Lucy and Desi”), Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul” and “Cooper’s Bar”), Harriet Walter (“Ted Lasso” and “Succession”) and Zendaya (performance and music and lyrics for “Euphoria”).

The nominations rosters may be revised in cases where names or titles are incorrect or appeals for changes—including the addition or removal of names—are approved by the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards Committee. Producer eligibility is based primarily on title; the producer nominees in certain program categories will be announced by mid-August and may increase the number of multiple nominees. Final-round online voting begins August 12, 2022.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, and other Academy news are available at Emmys.com.

The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on Monday, September 12 (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock. The 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, September 10, at 8:00 PM EDT/PDT on FXX.

ABOUT THE TELEVISION ACADEMY

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Review: ‘Hold Your Fire,’ starring Harvey Schlossberg, Shu’aib Rahim and Jerry Riccio

July 4, 2022

by Carla Hay

A 1973 photo of Shulab Abdur Raheem (now known as Shu’aib Rahim) in “Hold Your Fire” (Photo courtesy of IFC Films)

“Hold Your Fire”

Directed by Stefan Forbes

Culture Representation: The documentary film “Hold Your Fire” features a group of African American and white people from the working-class and middle-class who were in some way connected to a kidnapping/hostage standoff that lasted from January 19 to January 21, 1973, in New York’s City’s Brooklyn borough.

Culture Clash: There was racial tension in this crisis because the hostage takers were four young African American men, almost all of the police officers were white, and there was disagreement among law enforcement on how to handle this crisis. 

Culture Audience: “Hold Your Fire” will appeal primarily to people who are interested in watching true crime documentaries that go deep in discussing racial issues and hostage negotiations tactics.

A 1973 photo of New York Police Department officers in “Hold Your Fire” (Photo courtesy of IFC Films)

The compelling documentary “Hold Your Fire” has lessons that go beyond this chronicle of a notorious hostage crisis that happened in New York City in 1973. The movie shows how dangerous situations can be de-escalated with the correct communication. Directed by Stefan Forbes, “Hold Your Fire” takes the view that how this hostage crisis was handled was a turning point in getting the New York Police Department (NYPD) to rethink the “shoot first, ask questions later” automatic reaction to hostage takers. “Hold Your Fire” had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and made the rounds at some other film festivals, including the 2021 edition of DOC NYC.

Almost everyone who’s interviewed in “Hold Your Fire” was directly affected in some way to this hostage-taking incident, which lasted from January 19 to January 21, 1973, in New York’s City’s Brooklyn borough. It all started when four African American men—ranging in ages from 22 to 26—went into a store called John and Al’s Sporting Goods, with the intention of robbing the store of firearms and ammunition. John and Al’s Sporting Goods was located in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, which in 1973 had a reputation for being a crime-ridden, low-income area. (Bushwick is still mostly working-class, but it has since been gentrified and “cleaned up” its “on the decline” image that it had in the 1970s.)

The four men who invaded the store were Sunni Muslims, who wanted the firearms and ammunition for what was later described as a “holy crusade” and for self-defense against recent attacks from Black Muslims. The robbers were Shulab Abdur Raheem (now known as Shu’aib Rahim), who was 24 years old at the time; Yusef Abdallah Almussadig (now known as Mussidiq), who was 23; Dawud A. Rahman, who was 22; and Salih Ali Abdullah, who was 26. Although all four men have been identified as being members of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) when this crime happened, in “Hold Your Fire,” Rahim (who was the leader of the robbers) claims he was not a BLA member when this crime occurred.

Contrary to what perceptions might have been, these four men were not career criminals at the time of this robbery and hostage-taking crisis. Rahim was a transit toll-booth worker. Mussidiq was a carpenter. Rahman was a college student. Abdullah was a TV repairman. Rahim and Rahman are the only two of the four robbers interviewed in “Hold Your Fire.” The movie’s epilogue explains what happened to Mussidiq, Abdullah and a few other principal people involved in the hostage crisis.

During the robbery, things quickly spiraled out of control. The police were called to the crime scene; there were shootouts between the police and robbers; and the robbers initially refused to surrender. Instead, the robbers stayed in the store, where they took 11 people as hostages during the standoff. In “Hold Your Fire,” Rahman says he wanted to surrender immediately, but he was outvoted by his other three cohorts, who at first wanted to flee the scene, but then decided to take people hostage inside the store when they found out that many cops were surrounding the store.

Not everyone made it out of this crisis alive. NYPD officer Stephen R. Gilroy was killed during the shootouts. The NYPD, much of the media and the state of New York blamed the robbers for the death. All four men were convicted in New York Supreme Court of murdering Gilroy, kidnapping and armed robbery. But to this day, the bullet that killed Gilroy was never matched to any guns. Some people in the documentary speculate that Gilroy was killed by an accidental gunshot from someone in the NYPD and that the NYPD covered up the evidence.

Much of “Hold Your Fire” includes vivid memories of what happened inside the store and outside the store, from the people who were there during this hostage crisis. The people who were inside the store who are interviewed in “Hold Your Fire” include hostage takers Rahim and Rahman; hostage Rosemary Catalano, who was 16 years old in 1973; and Jerry Riccio, owner of John and Al’s Sporting Goods, who says the robbers’ first big mistake was trying to steal more firearms than the robbers could carry. The police officers who were outside of the store who are interviewed in “Hold Your Fire” (and who are all now retired) are Al Baker, former NYPD captain; Jack Cambria, former NYPD lieutenant/sergeant; Al Sheppard, former NYPD patrolman; and Brian Tuohy, former NYPD police officer, who was a 27-year-old rookie at the time.

In addition, “Hold Your Fire” has archival interviews with NYPD commissioner Ben Ward and NYPD Commissioner Patrick Murphy. A few academics and legal experts weigh in with their perspectives, such as criminal defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt and Dr. Antoinette “Toni” Collarini-Schlossberg, who is chair of the criminal justice division of St. John’s University in New York City. And there’s an interview with Alice Buckner, the daughter of the late Fonnie Bucker, who was one of the hostage victims. Alice says that as a result of the hostage trauma, Fonnie (who was pregnant at the time) had a nervous breakdown and a miscarriage shortly after she was released.

In interviews to promote “Hold Your Fire” and in the movie’s production notes, “Hold Your Fire” director Forbes says that the biggest hero of this crisis was Harvey Schlossberg, a NYPD officer who had a Ph.D. in psychology and who was the chief negotiator on behalf of the NYPD. Schlossberg is interviewed in “Hold Your Fire,” where he gives a step-by-step account of why he felt that the best tactic was for the NYPD to not storm into the store and shoot the robbers, which would have been standard procedure. Instead, the three-day standoff consisted of tense negotiations, which resulted in many of the hostages being released and no one else being killed before the robbers surrendered.

Schlossberg comments on his philosophy in resolving conflicts: “I believe in talking. Everything is resolvable by talking.” But as the documentary details, this tactic was very controversial in the heat of the moment. Schlossberg got a lot of pushback, complaints and threats from the NYPD, members of the media, loved ones of the hostage victims, and other people in the general public, who all thought that verbal negotiations would take too long to resolve the crisis. Many people thought that the robbers needed to be immediately killed by the police.

This standoff between the cops and the robbers happened just two years after the notorious Attica Correctional Facility crisis in Attica, New York. Attica’s male prisoners (mostly African American and Latino), who demanded more humane living conditions and better health care, took over the prison and held several prison employees hostage from September 9 to September 13, 1971. Negotiations fell apart, and then-New York governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered state and local police (almost all who were white men) to employ war-like tactics to take back control of the prison. In the end, 33 inmates and 10 correctional officers and employees were killed in the violent standoff.

“Hold Your Fire” doesn’t gloss over the racial context of the very divisive debate over how the hostage crisis should have been handled at John and Al’s Sporting Goods on those fateful three days in 1973. Rahim comments in the documentary: “New York City has always had a hard, ugly relationship between the police and the community of color. All my life, the police have been killing black people.”

Baker has this counter-remark: “I know for a fact that cops aren’t racist, yet there was this perception that cops were going to brutalize blacks. Police are seen as oppressors, corrupt, brutal.” Sheppard, who was one of the cops on the scene of this hostage crisis, says that the kidnappers/robbers were looking for a violent fight: “They want a physical confrontation.” As for kidnapping/robbery leader Rahim, Sheppard adds, “A guy like that needs his ass kicked.”

Rahim does not try to excuse his heinous actions that day, but he does say that he never intended for anyone to get killed during this robbery and kidnapping. In the documentary, Rahim also denies reports that he was heard saying about slain NYPD officer Gilroy: “I killed that pig.” In “Hold Your Fire,” Rahim comments on Gilroy’s death: “I don’t know what happened. But it don’t really matter at the end of the day, because none of that would’ve happened if we weren’t there.”

Store owner Riccio refutes the NYPD claim that the cops aimed high when shooting into the store. “The police department won’t admit to a lot of things they did,” Riccio comments. Mussidiq, whom Rahim describes as the “loose cannon” of the four robbers, ended up being shot during the standoff, but he survived his gunshot wounds.

As the leader of the robbers, Rahim gets the most scrutiny and is the only one of the four robbers whose background is talked about in-depth. Rahim describes his mother, Gloria Robinson, as his “mentor” but also as an “alcoholic.” During hostage negotiations, Robinson wanted to talk to her son, but Schlossberg advised against it. Schlossberg says in the documentary that it’s generally not a good idea to involve family members or other loved ones of hostage takers in the negotiation process. “If they had a healthy family, they wouldn’t be in here [taking people hostage],” Schlossberg explains.

Rahim gets the most emotional and remorseful in the documentary when talking about Fonnie Buckner, especially when thinking about how her hostage ordeal resulted in her pregnancy miscarriage. He says that Fonnie Buckner had a chance to be released with some other hostages during the standoff, but she refused. “She didn’t trust the police,” Rahim remembers. “She wanted to stay with us.”

In hindsight, Rahim says in the documentary that he has come to understand over the years that what he and his cohorts did during those three days caused lifelong damage: “People who are hurt, injured and suffer—even oppressed—can become blinded by their own hurt and destroy the lives of so many people who did you no harm. That’s the tragedy of it all: when the victim becomes that which they fear.”

It’s mentioned several times in “Hold Your Fire” that one of the barriers with the NYPD that Schlossberg had to face in this hostage negotiation was he did not fit the image of being a macho cop. Baker comments on Schlossberg: “He didn’t look like a cop. He didn’t act like a cop … He was seen as fruity. Not a back slapper, ‘Let’s go for a beer’ guy.”

Baker continues in describing Schlossberg as “socially incompetent, academic, quirky. He has the Jewish sense of humor. A consummate Jew. He was a genius oddball, psychobabble type of guy.” In an archival interview, then-NYPD commissioner Murphy says Schlossberg “was hated, a bookworm, not a warrior.” Another reason why Schlossberg didn’t have the respect of many NYPD officials: He was mainly a traffic cop, which is a position that’s considered the wimpiest and least-demanding position possible for a police officer.

Whatever negative opinions that many influential members of the NYPD had of Schlossberg at the time, he stayed the course in the negotiations. And many people believe that he helped save the lives of the people who didn’t die in this crisis. Sadly, Schlossberg passed away in 2021. He was 85.

In “Hold Your Fire,” Schlossberg says that law enforcement officers often have this mentality during a hostage crisis: “They all believe that if you give me the right gun with the right bullet, I can put everybody out. But I don’t think it works that easily. That’s a Hollywood thing.” There is no Hollywood fantasy in “Hold Your Fire,” which is a no-frills, raw and impactful documentary that effectively shows how the right negotiations can prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

IFC Films released “Hold Your Fire” in select U.S. cinemas, on digital and VOD on May 20, 2022.

2022 BET Awards: Silk Sonic, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Tems are the top winners

January 26, 2022

D’Mile and Bruno Mars at 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26, 2022. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

The following is a press release from BET:

BET honored Black excellence in music, television, film, and sports across more than 20 categories at the “BET Awards” 2022. Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the iconic show aired live at 8 pm ET/ PT on BET live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26, 2022. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin and Tems take top honors. An array of artists delivered unforgettable and sensational surprise performances, including Latto with Mariah Carey, Jack Harlow with Brandy, and  Lil Wayne. Many artists also spoke out about the repeal of Roe v Wade and gun control. The night also included a star-studded tribute to Sean “Diddy” Combs who was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, making  the show once again the #1 trending topic on Twitter. 

The “BET Awards” 2022 celebrated the very best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances by an inspiring lineup of artists, entertainers and cultural icons. The “BET Awards,” which has become synonymous with powerful Black artistry and social commentary, continued to spotlight and celebrate the artists and creators of tomorrow, making the ceremony one of the most news-provoking and talked-about broadcasts year after year.

The “BET AWARDS” 2022 Show Highlights Include:

  • Lizzo opened the show with a stunning high-energy performance of “About Damn Time” from her forthcoming album Special. 
  • Best New Artist winner Latto delivered show-stopping performances of “It’s Givin” and “Big Energy Remix,” with a dazzling appearance by Mariah Carey singing “Sweet Fantasy.” 
  • Jack Harlow, DJ Drama and Lil Wayne hit the stage to perform their hit “Poison”– and later shocked the crowd with a surprise appearance by Brandy to perform her “First Class” freestyle.
  • Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music took the stage for an uplifting gospel performance of “Kingdom” and “Melodies From Heaven.” Later in the evening, Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin won this year’s Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. During his acceptance speech, Kirk Franklin graced the award and passed the baton to collaborator Maverick City Music as the “next generation of gospel music.”
  • Billy Porter brought ballroom dance culture to the main stage with a spirited dance performance featuring Dominique Jackson, Shaun Ross, Chacha Balenciaga, Shannon Balenciaga and more. 
  • Chance the Rapper shared the stage with Joey Bada$$ for their debut performance of “The Highs & The Lows.” 
  • Muni Long serenaded the crowd with soulful performances of “Time Machine” and “Hrs & Hrs.”
  • Doechii delivered a “wig-snatching” performance of her hits “Persuasive” and “Crazy.” 
  • Fireboy DML graced the “BET Awards” stage with the very first live Afrobeats performance of “Peru.” 
  • Ella Mai was joined by Babyface and Roddy Ricch for unforgettable performances of “DMFU,” “Keeps on Fallin,’” and “How.”
  • Luke Lawal Jr. was honored with the ‘Shine a Light Award’ sponsored by Walmart for his selfless efforts to give back to his community through his many ventures, including HBCU Buzz.
  • Diddy was honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, in recognition of his prolific career over the past three decades, in which he remained one of the most successful entrepreneurs and cultural icons of all time. Following a nostalgia-filled tribute from Jodeci, performing “Come & Talk to Me,” and Mary J. Blige, performing “I’m Going Down” he performed a medley of Bad Boy Records hits with an all-star line-up including Shyne, Lil Kim, Bryson Tiller, Faith Evans and Maverick City Music. After being introduced by Babyface and Kanye West, Diddy received a standing ovation as he accepted the well-deserved award. In his speech, Diddy announced he will be donating $1 million to Howard University, and an additional $1 million to Deion Sanders and Jackson State University.
  • Marsai Martin was awarded the Youngstar Award, given to those who have made an impact in the world of television, film, music, or sports. This was Martin’s third win in the category. 
  • Chlöe delivered a sultry performance of her hits, including “Surprise,” “Have Mercy” and Treat Me.” 
  • GIVĒON closed out the performances for the night with a crooning of “Heartbreak Anniversary,” “For Tonight” and “Lie Again.” 
  • During the award show’s ‘In Memoriam,’ host Taraji P. Henson and the “BET Awards” took a moment to honor the countless lives lost due to senseless gun violence. The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade was an important topic of conversation throughout the night, with voices like Taraji, Latto and the cast of Tyler Perry’s Sistas encouraging the audience to fight for their freedoms and to get out and vote.

Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News oversaw the annual show, along with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will serve as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers.

The “BET Awards” 2022 was simulcast live on BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, and VH1. Internationally, the show simulcast on BET Africa, BET France and will be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil. 

Relive the “BET AWARDS” 2022 digital red carpet via the live stream powered by Bulldog DM, available now at https://twitter.com/betawards.

For more information on the “BET Awards” 2022, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.

The complete list of nominees and winners for the “BET AWARDS” 2022 are:

*=winner

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist     

  • ARI LENNOX
  • CHLÖE
  • DOJA CAT
  • H.E.R.
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN*
  • MARY J. BLIGE
  • SUMMER WALKER

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • BLXST
  • CHRIS BROWN
  • GIVĒON
  • LUCKY DAYE
  • THE WEEKND*
  • WIZKID
  • BLEU

Best Group

  • SILK SONIC*
  • CHLÖE X HALLE
  • CITY GIRLS
  • LIL BABY & LIL DURK
  • MIGOS
  • YOUNG DOLPH & KEY GLOCK

Best Collaboration

  • ESSENCE                                                        WIZKID FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS*
  • EVERY CHANCE I GET                            DJ KHALED FEAT. LIL BABY & LIL DURK
  • FAMILY TIES                                                 BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
  • KISS ME MORE                                            DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA
  • WAY 2 SEXY                                                  DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG
  • WHOLE LOTTA MONEY (REMIX)       BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • CARDI B
  • DOJA CAT
  • LATTO
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION*
  • NICKI MINAJ
  • SAWEETIE

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • DRAKE
  • FUTURE
  • J. COLE
  • JACK HARLOW
  • KANYE WEST
  • KENDRICK LAMAR*
  • LIL BABY

Video of the Year

  • FAMILY TIES                                                                BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR*
  • HAVE MERCY                                                              CHLÖE
  • KISS ME MORE                                                           DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA
  • PRESSURE                                                                   ARI LENNOX
  • SMOKIN OUT THE WINDOW                              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
  • WAY 2 SEXY                                                                 DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

Video Director of the Year

  • ANDERSON .PAAK A.K.A. DIRECTOR .PAAK*
  • BENNY BOOM
  • BEYONCÉ & DIKAYL RIMMASCH
  • DIRECTOR X
  • HYPE WILLIAMS
  • MISSY ELLIOTT

Best New Artist

  • BABY KEEM
  • BENNY THE BUTCHER
  • LATTO*
  • MUNI LONG
  • TEMS
  • BLEU

Album of the Year

  • AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC                     SILK SONIC*
  • BACK OF MY MIND                                                  H.E.R.
  • CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST                                TYLER, THE CREATOR
  • CERTIFIED LOVER BOY                                         DRAKE
  • DONDA                                                                        KANYE WEST
  • HEAUX TALES, MO’ TALES: THE DELUXE   JAZMINE SULLIVAN
  • PLANET HER                                                               DOJA CAT

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • ALL IN YOUR HANDS                                          MARVIN SAPP
  • COME TO LIFE                                                         KANYE WEST
  • GRACE                                                                         KELLY PRICE
  • HALLELUJAH                                                           FRED HAMMOND
  • HOLD US TOGETHER (HOPE MIX)               H.E.R. & TAUREN WELLS
  • JIREH                                                                            ELEVATION WORSHIP & MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
  • WE WIN                                                                      LIL BABY X KIRK FRANKLIN*

BET Her

  • BEST OF ME (ORIGINALS)                                   ALICIA KEYS
  • GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS                           MARY J. BLIGE*
  • HAVE MERCY                                                              CHLÖE
  • PRESSURE                                                                   ARI LENNOX
  • ROSTER                                                                        JAZMINE SULLIVAN
  • UNLOYAL                                                                     SUMMER WALKER & ARI LENNOX
  • WOMAN                                                                      DOJA CAT

Best International Act

  • DAVE (UK)
  • DINOS (FRANCE)
  • FALLY IPUPA (DRC)
  • FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)
  • LITTLE SIMZ (UK)
  • LUDMILLA (BRAZIL)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • TAYC (FRANCE)
  • TEMS (NIGERIA)*

Best Movie

  • CANDYMAN
  • KING RICHARD*
  • RESPECT
  • SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY
  • SUMMER OF SOUL
  • THE HARDER THEY FALL

Best Actor

  • ADRIAN HOLMES                                                        BEL AIR
  • ANTHONY ANDERSON                                            BLACK-ISH
  • DAMSON IDRIS                                                           SNOWFALL
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON                                           THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
  • FOREST WHITAKER                                                   RESPECT | GODFATHER OF HARLEM
  • JABARI BANKS                                                             BEL AIR
  • STERLING K. BROWN                                               THIS IS US
  • WILL SMITH                                                                 KING RICHARD*

Best Actress

  • AUNJANUE ELLIS                                                       KING RICHARD
  • COCO JONES                                                               BEL AIR
  • ISSA RAE                                                                       INSECURE
  • JENNIFER HUDSON                                                   RESPECT
  • MARY J. BLIGE                                                             POWER BOOK II: GHOST
  • QUEEN LATIFAH                                                         THE EQUALIZER
  • QUINTA BRUNSON                                                    ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
  • REGINA KING                                                               THE HARDER THEY FALL
  • ZENDAYA                                                                     EUPHORIA | SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME*

YoungStars Award

  • AKIRA AKBAR
  • DEMI SINGLETON
  • MARSAI MARTIN*
  • MILES BROWN
  • SANIYYA SIDNEY

Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • BRITTNEY GRINER
  • CANDACE PARKER
  • NAOMI OSAKA*
  • SERENA WILLIAMS
  • SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON
  • SIMONE BILES

Sportsman of the Year Award

  • AARON DONALD
  • BUBBA WALLACE
  • GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
  • JA MORANT
  • LEBRON JAMES
  • STEPHEN CURRY*

ABOUT BET:

BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT “BET AWARDS”

“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. JCE has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks.  On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players.  The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story; scripted series—American Soul and Real Husbands of Hollywood; children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; award shows—BET Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars, BET Hip Hop Awards, ABFF Honors and Soul Train Awards; specials—John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows—Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares and Rhythm & Flow.  Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming.  He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic GRAMMY® Awards.  Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards®.  Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

2022 Critics Choice Real TV Awards: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and ‘Top Chef’ are the top winners

June 12, 2022

by Carla Hay

“Top Chef” host/judge Padma Lakshmi at the Fourth Annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on June 12, 2022. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for the Critics Choice Real TV Awards)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” producers and stars, including judge Michelle Visage (fourth from left), at the Fourth Annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on June 12, 2022. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for the Critics Choice Real TV Awards)

The following is a press release from the Critics Choice Association:

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) and nonfiction producers’ organization NPACT unveiled today the winners for the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, which recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Hosted by the Sklar Brothers, the annual event returned to an in-person ceremony and gala this year on June 12 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Top Chef” led the winners, taking home three awards each. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” captured Best Unstructured Series and Best Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, while “Top Chef” won for Best Culinary Show and Best Show Host – Padme Lakshmi; the two shows shared a win as well, tying in the Best Competition Series category.

In the fan-voted categories, Robert Irvine of “Restaurant: Impossible” (Food Network) was awarded Male Star of the Year, while Selena Gomez of “Selena + Chef” (HBO Max) was named Female Star of the Year.

Bravo was the most awarded network of the evening, topping five categories.  

The late Bob Saget was honored with this year’s Critics Choice Real TV Impact Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual for career excellence and the positive impact they have made on the world of nonfiction content. John Stamos presented the Impact Award to Kelly Rizzo, wife of the late Bob Saget. Saget starred in many successful unscripted television shows, including the long-running “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and A&E’s “Strange Days with Bob Saget,” in addition to starring in the iconic “Full House.” He was also a Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. Saget also previously hosted the inaugural NPACT Impact Awards (now the Critics Choice Real TV Awards) in 2018.

The Critics Choice Real TV Awards were launched in 2019 as a large-scale awards platform to give the robust (and still growing) unscripted genre critical attention and support. The awards celebrate programming across platforms, and also recognize industry leaders with special awards highlighting career achievements. Bob Bain and Joey Berlin serve as Executive Producers. Michelle Van Kempen also executive produces the show.

The Critics Choice Association monitors all awards submissions and selects the nominees in all competitive categories. Blue-ribbon nominating committees made up of CCA members with expertise in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming determine the nominees. Winners are chosen by a vote of the CCA membership. NPACT leads the selection of non-competitive discretionary awards and awards for platforms and production companies.

About the Critics Choice Association (CCA) 

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 525 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT

NPACT is the trade association for nonfiction production companies doing business in the U.S. Its members are comprised of production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. NPACT serves as the voice for the nonfiction creative community, providing a forum for producers as they navigate changes in media and tackle business issues. For more information visit NPACT.org.

WINNERS AND NOMINEES OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

**=winner

BEST COMPETITION SERIES

  • Chopped (Food Network)
  • Making It (NBC)
  • **RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • **Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)

BEST COMPETITION SERIES: TALENT/VARIETY

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • Finding Magic Mike (HBO Max)
  • Legendary (HBO Max)
  • **Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Prime Video)
  • Next Level Chef (Fox)
  • The Voice (NBC)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED SERIES

  • Couples Therapy (Showtime)
  • **RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
  • The Kardashians (Hulu)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)
  • The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans (Paramount+)
  • We’re Here (HBO)

BEST STRUCTURED SERIES

  • Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic)
  • **How To with John Wilson (HBO)
  • Sketchbook (Disney+)

BEST CULINARY SHOW

  • Cooking with Paris (Netflix)
  • Crime Scene Kitchen (Fox)
  • Is It Cake? (Netflix)
  • Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Magnolia)
  • The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)
  • **Top Chef (Bravo)

BEST GAME SHOW

  • Family Game Fight! (NBC)
  • Holey Moley (ABC)
  • **Jeopardy! (Syndicated)
  • Supermarket Sweep (ABC)
  • The Price Is Right (CBS)
  • Weakest Link (NBC)

BEST TRAVEL/ADVENTURE SHOW

  • Alone (History)
  • Family Dinner (Magnolia)
  • **Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
  • The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Netflix)

BEST BUSINESS SHOW

  • American Greed (CNBC)
  • Bar Rescue (Paramount+)
  • Million Dollar Wheels (Discovery+) 
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)
  • **Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST ANIMAL/NATURE SHOW

  • Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Discovery)
  • **Critter Fixers: Country Vets (National Geographic)
  • Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC America)
  • Growing Up Animal (Disney+)
  • Penguin Town (Netflix)
  • The Wizard of Paws (BYUtv)

BEST CRIME/JUSTICE SHOW

  • 911 Crisis Center (Oxygen)
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen)
  • Heist (Netflix)
  • Rich & Shameless (TNT)
  • **Secrets of Playboy (A&E)
  • Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (National Geographic)

BEST SPORTS SHOW

  • 30 for 30 (ESPN)
  • Bad Sport (Netflix)
  • **Cheer (Netflix)
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (CMT)
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
  • UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (Freevee)

BEST RELATIONSHIP SHOW

  • 90 Day Fiancé (TLC)
  • La Máscara del Amor (Estrella TV)
  • **Love Is Blind (Netflix)
  • Love on the Spectrum (Netflix)
  • My Mom, Your Dad (HBO Max)
  • The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (Netflix)

BEST LIFESTYLE: HOME/GARDEN SHOW

  • Celebrity IOU (HGTV)
  • Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia)
  • Houses with History (HGTV)
  • Married to Real Estate (HGTV)
  • **Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo)
  • Rock the Block (HGTV)

BEST LIFESTYLE: FASHION/BEAUTY SHOW

  • Glow Up (Netflix)
  • Love, Kam (SurvivorNetTV)
  • Making the Cut (Prime Video)
  • My Unorthodox Life (Netflix)
  • **Project Runway (Bravo)
  • The Hype (HBO Max)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

  • Abraham Lincoln (History)
  • Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (Netflix)
  • Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (Netflix)
  • Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo (Netflix)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (History)
  • **We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN AN UNSCRIPTED SERIES

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • **RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)
  • The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans (Paramount+)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)

BEST SHOW HOST

  • Mayim Bialik – Jeopardy! (Syndicated)
  • Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez – Desus & Mero (Showtime)
  • **Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu); Top Chef (Bravo)
  • Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • John Oliver – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  • RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

MALE STAR OF THE YEAR

  • Jeff Goldblum – The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
  • **Robert Irvine – Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)
  • Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
  • RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Stanley Tucci – Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR

  • Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Kelly Clarkson – The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated); The Voice (NBC); American Song Contest (NBC)
  • Joanna Gaines – Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia); Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Magnolia)
  • **Selena Gomez – Selena + Chef (HBO Max)
  • Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu); Top Chef (Bravo)
  • Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PROGRAMMING BY A NETWORK OR STREAMING PLATFORM

  • Discovery+
  • **HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • TLC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PRODUCTION

  • Bunim/Murray Productions
  • **The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC)
  • Kinetic Content
  • Raw TV
  • Sharp Entertainment
  • World of Wonder

WINNERS BY NETWORK FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Bravo – 5

HBO / HBO Max – 3

Netflix – 3

VH1 – 3

A&E – 1

ABC – 1

CBS Television/Syndicated – 1

Food Network – 1

Hulu – 1

National Geographic – 1

Prime Video – 1

Showtime – 1

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