From Lizzo to Sydney Sweeney, Here Are Tonight's First-Time Emmy Nominees

The Television Academy announced the slate of nominees for the 74th annual Emmy Awards on July 12, and now the big night has finally arrived — with some stacked competition! While many actors who snagged nominations for the 2022 awards show — airing live from Los Angeles on Sept. 12 — were elated to see their respective TV shows among the bunch, others were overjoyed to be honored for the very first time.

Stars like Sydney Sweeney, Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, and Lizzo earned their inaugural Emmy nods this year for their outstanding work, and they began celebrating immediately. "What a morning!" Sweeney wrote on Instagram of her accolades for both "Euphoria" and "The White Lotus." ". . . I'm so proud of both these shows and grateful to everybody that's been apart of them."

Other names fans were pleasantly surprised to see on the 2022 nominations list include former President Barack Obama, Sebastian Stan, the cast of "Squid Game," "Abbott Elementary" stars Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and the late Chadwick Boseman, who was honored with a posthumous early win for his role as T'Challa. James Lance, Jacinte Blankenship, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Anthony A. Anderson, and Sydnee Washington also earned their first-ever nominations.

Read ahead to see who else joined the Emmy-nominees club this year.

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Andrew Garfield
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Andrew Garfield

The "Under the Banner of Heaven" star was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie.

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Sydney Sweeney
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Sydney Sweeney

The "Euphoria" actor was nominated for both outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for the second season of her HBO show and outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "The White Lotus."

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Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman

The late actor was nominated posthumously for outstanding character voiceover performance for reprising his role as T'Challa in Disney+'s "What If?" series — and already won.

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Oscar Isaac
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Oscar Isaac

Isaac received his first-ever Emmy nod for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for "Scenes From a Marriage."

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Former President Barack Obama
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Former President Barack Obama

The former president snagged an outstanding narrator nomination for his Netflix documentary series, "Our Great National Parks."

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Lizzo
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Lizzo

The "Special" singer earned her first (six) Emmy nominations for her Prime Video series "Watch Out For the Big Grrrls." Her nods include outstanding competition program and outstanding casting for a reality program.

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Park Hae-soo
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Park Hae-soo

The actor snagged his first nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "Squid Game."

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Lee You-Mi
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Lee You-Mi

The actress received a nomination for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for starring in "Squid Game."

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Jung Ho-yeon
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Jung Ho-yeon

The "Squid Game" actor landed an Emmy nod for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.

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Oh Yeong-su
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Oh Yeong-su

"Squid Game"'s Oh Yeong-su received a first-time nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

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Quinta Brunson
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Quinta Brunson

The "Abbott Elementary" creator and star received a whopping three nominations for herself and her ABC sitcom: outstanding comedy series, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, and outstanding writing in a comedy series. She's the first Black woman to earn all three comedy nominations in the same year, and she's also the youngest Black woman ever nominated in the comedy acting category, Variety reported.

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Tyler James Williams
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Tyler James Williams

The "Abbott Elementary" star received an outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series nod for his role as Gregory Eddie.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Veteran actor Ralph joins her "Abbott Elementary" costar James with a first-time nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

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Sebastian Stan
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Sebastian Stan

The "Pam & Tommy" star earned his first-ever Emmy nod for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for starring in the Hulu show.

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Lily James
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Lily James

James snagged her first-ever nom for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her performance in "Pam & Tommy."

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Colman Domingo
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Colman Domingo

"Euphoria"'s Colman Domingo earned his first Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his standout role.

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Amanda Seyfried
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Amanda Seyfried

"The Dropout"'s star snagged a nomination for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her onscreen portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes.

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Elle Fanning
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Elle Fanning

Fanning earned a first-time nom for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role in "The Great."

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Jerrod Carmichael
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Jerrod Carmichael

The comedian snagged three Emmy nominations for both his HBO special "Rothaniel" and a guest appearance during his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig. His noms include outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, outstanding directing for a variety special, and outstanding writing for a variety special.

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Rhea Seehorn
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Rhea Seehorn

The "Better Call Saul" actor earned a first-time nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for starring on the AMC show. She also snagged a nom for outstanding actress in a short form comedy or drama series for YouTube's "Cooper's Bar."

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Melanie Lynskey
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Melanie Lynskey

"Yellowjackets" star Melanie Lynskey received her first-ever Emmy nom for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

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Sanaa Lathan
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Sanaa Lathan

Seasoned actress Lathan earned her first-ever Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for appearing on "Succession."

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Desi Lydic
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Desi Lydic

The comedian earned her first-ever Emmy nomination for outstanding actress in a short form comedy or drama series for YouTube's "Desi Lydic Foxsplains."

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Steve Zahn
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Steve Zahn

Zahn earned a first-time nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for "The White Lotus."

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Harriet Sansom Harris
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Harriet Sansom Harris

Harris snagged a first-time nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for starring on "Hacks."

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Bill Burr
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Bill Burr

Burr earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for outstanding actor in a short form comedy or drama series for "Immoral Compass."

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Jennifer Coolidge
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Jennifer Coolidge

Coolidge got a nom for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "The White Lotus."

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Sarah Niles
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Sarah Niles

"Ted Lasso" actor Sarah Niles received her first Emmy nom for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

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Himesh Patel
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Himesh Patel

The "Station Eleven" star snagged a first-time nomination for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie.

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Tom Pelphrey
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Tom Pelphrey

Pelphrey earned his first Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "Ozark."

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Alexandra Daddario
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Alexandra Daddario

"The White Lotus"'s Alexandra Daddario also earned a first-time Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie.

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Adam Scott
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Adam Scott

The "Severance" actor earned a first-time Emmy nod for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

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Arian Moayed
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Arian Moayed

Moayed earned his first Emmy nom for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "Succession."

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Will Poulter
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Will Poulter

The "Dopesick" actor snagged a first-time Emmy nod for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie.

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Martha Kelly
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Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly earned a nomination this year for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for "Euphoria."

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Christopher McDonald
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Christopher McDonald

McDonald received his inaugural Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for "Hacks."

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Peter Sarsgaard
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Peter Sarsgaard

Sarsgaard snagged a nom for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for "Dopesick."

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J. Smith-Cameron
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J. Smith-Cameron

Smith-Cameron earned her first Emmy nom for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for "Succession."

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Sam Richardson
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Sam Richardson

Richardson snagged his first-ever nomination for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for starring on "Ted Lasso."

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Kaitlyn Dever
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Kaitlyn Dever

The "Dopesick" star snagged a nom for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie.

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Toheeb Jimoh
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Toheeb Jimoh

"Ted Lasso"'s Toheeb Jimoh earned a first-time nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.