17 LGBTQ+ Shows That Deserve Some Emmy Love This Year
These queer shows definitely deserve some Emmy love.
Voting for the 2022 Emmys is officially on!
The nomination round of the 74th Annual Emmy Awards just kicked off, with voters having to choose between 171 series in the drama categories, 118 comedies, and 61 limited/anthology series. We're still a month away from the nominees being announced (that will come July 12), but we wanted to take a look at some of the LGBTQ+ shows from this past television season that we hope voters will give some love to.
Whether it's for acting, writing, directing, or the show overall, here are 17 queer-inclusive shows we hope will have their names called on Emmy nomination day.
While it didn't reach the highs of the first two ACS installments, Impeachment still featured incredible performances from its stars, especially Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson. Both of them deserve some Emmy love, and so does the show's directing and costumes.
This visually stunning adaptation of League of Legends gave us some of the coolest animation we've ever seen. It created a fully immersive world in Piltdown and gave us a queer couple we'd die for in Vi and Caitlyn.
Don Mancini's Chucky TV series has revitalized both the franchise and horror TV as a whole. We don't only love the show, but Fiona Dourif gave, in our opinion, the best TV performance of the year as Nica Pierce and as her own father's character Charles Lee Ray. She totally transforms, and we'd give the world to see her get an Emmy nomination.
While Zendaya has a much-deserved Emmy, Hunter Schafer still deserves one of her own. This show is guaranteed to get lots of Emmy attention, but Hunter is the one we're rooting for the most this year.
Grace and Frankie
We said goodbye to Grace and Frankie this year, and nominations for its two leads, the legendary Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, would be a fitting tribute to Netflix's longest running show.
With a cast like Jean Smart, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, and Hannah Einbinder, how can Hacks not score a bunch of nominations this year?
David Hyde Pierce is back in top form, delivering one of his best performances in years as Paul, the husband of famous chef Julia Child. We'd absolutely love to see him return to the Emmy stage!
While fans didn't love how the series ended, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both deserve acting noms for the final season of this twisted game of cat and mouse.
Our Flag Means Death
Without question, the best comedy of the year. Stars Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi deserve Emmys for playing two pirates from opposite ends of the world who fall in love. This show, and it's creator David Jenkins, also deserve Emmys for writing and Best Comedy. Also, don't count out Nathan Foad as the charming and smarmy Lucius for his supporting acting.
This hilarious musical comedy deserves a ton of Emmy love this year, including some attention for Alan Cumming as the town's closeted mayor yearning for true love.
Another great show that ended this year was Search Party. The show has regularly been one of the best comedies on TV for years, and we'd love to see it and its great ensemble of actors get some love this year.
Saturday Night Live
This was Kate McKinnon's last season on the show, and she's been nominated nine times, winning twice. We wouldn't be surprised to see her one more time. Bowen Yang should also secure his second acting nomination this year.
The Other Two
The first season of The Other Two didn't get any Emmy nominations, but the brilliant comedy should get several for its even better second season. If nothing else, the show's sharp writing should get recognized.
The Owl House
The Owl House continues to break down barriers and open doors for queer representation over at Disney, and it definitely deserves love from the Emmys for that, as well as for being one of the best animated shows on TV.
The White Lotus
In our opinion, Murray Bartlett deserves an Emmy for his role as a stressed out luxury hotel manager dealing with a gaggle of over-privileged guests in Mike White's The White Lotus. Also expect White himself to get nominated for this great series.
What We Do in the Shadows
Taika Waititi's other gay-as-hell comedy is about vampires instead of pirates, but is just as good. We'd love love LOVE to see Harvey Guillen get nominated for his hilarious and sexy role as Guillermo.
Showtime's series about a girls soccer team who crashes in the Canadian Rockies and learns to survive kept us captivated all year, and if nothing else, Christina Ricci should get a nomination for playing the manipulative and sociopathic Misty.