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Three Stoner Characters and Eight Shows Nominated for 2022 Emmys.

Photo: Television Academy

By Hunter Dublin | July 13, 2022

It's July, and the Emmy awards are just around the corner. Some of the nominated shows are reppin' different cultures, including rockstar hippies, cartels and dealing with illicit business, shows with stoner innuendo, and underground culture. Here are those:

Let's start with "Dopesick." Dopesick on Hulu received 14 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Lead Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actresses (Kaitlyn Dever and Mare Winningham), and Supporting Actors (Kaitlyn Dever and Mare Winningham) (Will Pouter, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stulhberg). The story follows the growth and collapse of Purdue Pharma.

Next is Euphoria, with 16 nominations and has been one of the year's most popular shows. The second season of the drug-fueled drama is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress (Zendaya), and Supporting Actress (Sydney Sweeney).

Money-laundering-themed show, Ozark, garnered 13 nominations for its final season, including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (Jason Bateman), Lead Actress (Laura Linney), and Supporting Actress (Julie Garner).

Rachel Brosnahan's depiction of Midge Maisel in Netflix's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel garnered her another nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, which she won in 2018. Alex Bornstein, who plays Maisel's agent Susie Myerson, won a nomination for Supporting Actress. The fourth season of the show received 12 nominations, including the Outstanding Comedy Series. Luke Kirby, who won in 2020 for his depiction of Lenny Bruce, was denied entry.

Yellowjackets on Showtime, which got seven nominations for its debut season, follows a girl's soccer team that becomes stranded in the woods following an aircraft disaster. Misty (Samantha Hanratty) sneaks some magical mushrooms into a soup in Episode 9.

The two-part HBO documentary George Carlin's American Dream, directed by Judd Apatow and Mike Bonfiglio, garnered five nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Program. It portrays Carlin as an early proponent of cannabis legalization.

Hacks on HBO has received 17 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress (Jean Smart, who won in 2021), and Supporting Actress (Hannah Einbender). In Season 1, the characters use marijuana.

Stranger Things on Netflix, now in Season 4, involves pot smoking and the stoner character Argyle (Eduardo Franco).


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