America’s biggest awards show for excellence in television and emerging media, the Emmys, released record nominations this July, while simultaneously being called out by many for its potential snubs. HBO’s Succession, a show chock-full of deliciously sardonic humor, telling the story of four siblings and their fight for the top in their family business empire, perhaps unsurprisingly dominated the drama category after earning a series of wins in 2020. Breaking the record for the drama series with the most acting nominations in a single year (25), Succession greatly helped HBO supersede Netflix for the second year in a row in the race for the largest number of nominations. Euphoria’s Zendaya (HBO) also secured a second nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series after becoming the youngest actor at 24 years old to ever win this award two years ago. Among another series of firsts, Squidgame (Netflix), a game-show style drama with deadly stakes, became the first non-English show to receive a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, while Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary, ABC) became the youngest Black woman to be nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Within the comedy genre, Ted Lasso (Apple TV), which follows soccer coach Ted and his attempt at managing a famous British football team, once again dominated the category with 20 Emmy nominations total. However, many critically acclaimed shows of the season, including Black-ish and Reservoir Dogs, were heavily overshadowed.