In 2021, Emmy’s Lead Actress in a Comedy Series contest was largely seen as a two-woman race: Hacks‘ Jean Smart vs. The Flight Attendant‘s Kaley Cuoco (with the former ultimately prevailing).
This year, Smart and Cuoco will be in the hunt again, but the duo faces a much more competitive landscape — and our Dream Emmy short list is proof of that.
Scroll through the list below to review all of our Dream Nominees (remember, these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”
For the record, 2022 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 16-27, and unveiled on July 12. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 12 on NBC.
Scroll down for links to our previous Dream Emmy categories:
Outstanding Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Our Dream Nominees
Outstanding Comedy Series — Our Dream Nominees