Check Out Our Round-Up of First-Time Emmy Awards Nominees Featuring Quinta Brunson, Sydney Sweeney & More


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It’s a big year for these entertainers! The nominees for the 74th Emmy Awards were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero. The list includes a lot of firsts for several actors and producers. We comprised a list to celebrate these historic firsts amongst the newly nominated community. Check out the gallery inside.

Actors like Quinta Brunson are included in the 2022 list of first time Emmy Award nominees for her breakout role in ABC’s Abbott Elementary.  Actress and producer Zendaya is nominated and making history as a first time nominee for her work as producer on HBO’s hit series Euphoria. Sydney Sweeney is also featured in the list for her performances in Euphoria and White Lotus.

Naturally, there were a number of actors who were not included in this year’s Emmy Award nominations list. The Internet believes there were over 20 actors snubbed this year. Some say that while Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things received 13 nominations, stars Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink were wrongfully snubbed.

Despite this year’s disappointments, this has proven to be a very hopeful year for many seasoned actors. Sheryl Lee Ralph has been dedicated to the entertainment industry for over 50 years, and she finally received her long-awaited flowers for her role in Abbott Elementary. Ralph is joined by several other deserving entertainers.

Congratulations to all of the 74th Emmy Awards nominees! Be sure to check out the full list of nominations here.

Check out a list of our favorite first-time Emmy nominees below:

1. Quinta Brunson Is HER Source:Phil_Lewis_

Quinta Brunson is the first Black woman to receive 3 comedy Emmy nominations with Abbott Elementary. The hit ABC series is also nominated for ‘Best Comedy.’

2. Zendaya’s the Youngest In Charge Source:Variety

That’s BIG Z to you! Zendaya becomes the youngest producing nominee for HBO’s Euphoria

3. Undeniable Impact Source:netflix

Netflix’s Squid Game is the first non-English language series to be Emmy nominated for ‘Outstanding Drama.’ Stars Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Park Hae-soo, and Oh Young-soo also received Emmy nominations for their incredible performances. 

4. First Role, First Emmy Nom Source:solacecinema

Young legend in the making. Hoyeon Jung has received an Emmy nomination for her first ever acting role. 

5. Long Overdue Source:solacecinema

It’s about time! Colman Domingo has received his first Emmy nomination for his role in Euphoria

6. No Surprise Here Source:JarettSays

Sydney Sweeney scores two Emmy nominations for her roles in Euphoria and White Lotus. 

7. One of the Best to Do It Source:selenachartsbr

Selena Gomez is now a first time Emmy nominee producer.

8. THE Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Sheryl Lee Ralph lands her first-ever Emmy nomination after years in the business. Major congrats! 

9. Nothing Like the First Time Source:hourlyseb

Sebastian Stan earns his first Emmy nomination for Hulu’s drama series Pam and Tommy. 

10. Go Off! Source:DeMiciaValon

The list goes on and on. Congratulations to all of the amazing talents nominated this year! 

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