Emmys 2022: Creative Arts–‘Euphoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘White Lotus’ Among Top Winners

Laurie Metcalf won her fourth Emmy, ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Yoo-mi made history and the night ended with an unexpected choice for best TV movie.

Netflix’s Stranger Things, HBO’s Euphoria, HBO’s The White Lotus, Disney+ docuseries The Beatles: Get Back and CBS and Paramount+ special Adele: One Night Only were the big winners at the Creative Arts Emmy, earning five awards apiece over the two nights.

Netflix’s Squid Game and animated series Arcane were close behind with four apiece (Arcane included three juried awards).

Lee Yoo-mi — exclaiming “I’m so very happy” — won the Emmy for guest actress in a drama, for playing Ji-yeong in Squid Game, making her the first Korean actress to win this category. Colman Domingo won the Emmy for guest actor in a drama series, for his work as Ali on Euphoria. For both, it was their first Emmy.

Squid Game and Euphoria


Nathan Lane won his first Primetime Emmy, for guest actor in a comedy series, for his role as Teddy Dimas in Only Murders in the Building (he also has a pair of Daytime Emmys). This was his seventh nomination in this category, a record, having also been nominated for guest roles in Frasier, Mad About You, Modern Family and The Good Wife. He’s now halfway to EGOT, having also won a trio of Tonys.

Laurie Metcalf won her fourth Emmy on Sunday, for guest actress in a comedy series, for her work as Weed on Hacks.

RuPaul won Emmy for hosting his RuPaul’s Drag Race, extending his record as the most honored person of color in Emmy history, with a total of 12 wins and seven consecutive wins for outstanding host.


Several winners moved a step closer to EGOT. Adele is just a Tony away from EGOT, as are Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for Get Back. And Get Back helmer and producer Peter Jackson is at the halfway to this distinction, having won three Oscars for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show won 3 Emmys including one for live variety.

Z, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are now halfway to EGOT, adding an Emmy to their Grammy hauls. And Eminem is now just one Tony away from this distinction.

Stranger Things rerecording mixer Mark Paterson, is now halfway to EGOT, having previously won an Oscar for Les Miserables.

An edited presentation of the Creative Arts Emmys will air Sept. 10 on FXX.