Just 33% of the nominations for non-acting Emmy awards this year went to women, a study released Thursday from the Women’s Media Center found, in a sign of the continuing male domination of the television industry.
- Out of the 2,357 people who received non-acting Emmy nominations in July, 1,572, or 67%, are men, 784 are women and just one is non-binary.
- Last year, 32% of non-acting Emmy nominations went to women. Editing had the largest year-over increase, with 35% of nominations going to women, up from 25% last year.
- The category with the most number of women nominees was editing, with 36%.
- There was a slight increase in the share of women nominated for directing, a category long dominated by men: 15%, compared to 12% last year.
- The 10 most-nominated shows all include at least one woman who was nominated as a producer, writer, editor, director, or actress—though only one show, Hacks, has a female showrunner and creator.
“With those nominee numbers stacked against women, it’s a foregone statistical conclusion that men will continue to dominate the total number of winners in these categories for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards,” the report reads.
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The Emmy Awards air Monday, September 12 on NBC. SNL star Kenan Thompson is hosting.
The most-nominated shows this year were Succession, with 25, Ted Lasso, and The White Lotus, which each received 20. While gender parity is still a long way off, the 2022 nominations include a number of highlights for women. Quinta Brunson made history as the first Black woman nominated for writing, producing, and acting in a comedy series, for her work on freshman frontrunner Abbott Elementary. Selena Gomez is only the third Latina nominated as a producer for Only Murders In The Building. Kim Ji-yeon, an executive producer of Squid Game, is the first Asian American woman nominated for Best Drama Series.