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21 Best Shows on Hulu: Watch 2022 Emmy Nominated Shows

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It’s every TV, film, and theater lover’s favorite season—awards season. 

This year, Hulu is proud to receive a history-making 58 Emmy® nominations for original programming, including 14 for the limited series, Dopesick, and 17 for the fan-favorite whodunnit, Only Murders in the Building. 

The 2022 Emmy® Awards aired Monday, September 12 on ABC. By the end of the night, Hulu walked away with a total of eight awards, including Outstanding Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series (Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout) and Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Dopesick). 

Curious to see what all the hype is about? Check out the best shows on Hulu right now, according to critics and fans. 

2022 Emmy® Nominated Shows on Hulu

Catch up on these Emmy®-nominated shows streaming now on Hulu. 

Abbott Elementary 

Title art for ABC Emmy nominated show Abbott Elementary

If you love mockumentaries and workplace comedies, you’re in for a treat with Quinta Brunson’s Abbott Elementary. Set within the walls of a struggling public school in South Philly, Brunson stars as Ms. Teagues—a naively optimistic teacher who never loses passion or dedication for the job (despite her unorthodox colleagues and non-existent budget). Check out more sitcoms like Abbott Elementary streaming on Hulu now. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — Quinta Brunson 
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Janelle James 
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Sheryl Lee Ralph *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series*WINNER*
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — James Williams 

Watch: Abbott Elementary

Candy

Title art for Emmy® nominated Hulu Original Candy

Candy Montgomery is the perfect housewife, mother, churchgoer, and friend—but the pressure to be perfect can drive people to do crazy things. Based on a disturbing true story, Candy is a Hulu original series that follows Miss Montgomery (Jessica Biel) who will go to any lengths to protect her “perfect” image. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Main Title Design

Watch: Candy

Changing the Game

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Changing the Game is a documentary that follows three high school athletes experiencing different stages in their athletic careers, personal lives, and school experiences as transgender teens. 

Watch along as they fight to compete at the top of their sport while facing discrimination and societal boundaries.  

Nomination categories:

  • Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Watch: Changing the Game

Dopesick

Title art for Emmy® nominated Dopesick

Dopesick demonstrates the true story of how one company triggered a monumental drug epidemic in America. 

The new Hulu Original series delves deep into the center of America’s opioid crisis, showing its effects in the boardrooms of Big Pharma, a distressed Virginia mining community, and even in the hallways of the DEA. 

With an astounding 14 Emmy® nominations—you’re going to want to see it for yourself. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Michael Keaton *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Will Poulter
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Peter Sarsgaard
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Kaitlyn Dever
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Mare Winningham
  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Watch: Dopesick

The Dropout

Title art for Emmy® nominated Hulu original The Dropout

Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire when she dropped out of Stanford to start her company, Theranos. Her idea was simple: what if we could run blood tests with one drop of blood, rather than whole vials? Her idea could revolutionize the healthcare industry—that is, if she successfully creates the technology. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series — Amanda Seyfried *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Watch: The Dropout

The Great

Title art for Emmy® nominated Hulu original The Great

The Great is a Hulu original series set in 18th century Russia to tell the tale of none other than Catherine the Great. With elements of both drama and humor, The Great is a fictionalized, fun, and entertaining way to modernize a story from centuries past (no wonder why the show is up for six Emmy® nominations). 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program
  • Outstanding Period Costumes *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Nicholas Hoult
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — Elle Fanning
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Watch: The Great

How I Met Your Father

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Based on the hit show, How I Met Your Mother, the new Hulu Original series, How I Met Your Father is a Millennial’s dream come true. 

In the somewhat near future, Sophie (Kim Catrall) is telling her son the story of how she met his father. Follow along as she takes viewers back in time with younger Sophie (Hilary Duff) and her group of friends as they navigate self-discovery, bad tinder dates, and finding real love in New York City. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series *WINNER*

Watch: How I Met Your Father

Killing Eve

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Eve (Sandra Oh) is a British Intelligence Analyst tasked with capturing Villanelle, an unstable and ruthless assassin. The show is centered around their high-stakes game of cat and mouse where they slowly discover they may have more in common than they originally thought.

Watch all four seasons of Killing Eve streaming now on Hulu. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Jodie Comer
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Sandra Oh

Watch: Killing Eve

McCartney 3,2,1

Title art for Emmy® nominated Hulu original documentary McCartney 3, 2, 1

All you need is love (and a good documentary). 

This six-part Hulu Original docuseries examines more than 50 years of culture-defining music from the perspective of two living legends: Paul McCartney and super-producer Rick Rubin.

Rare and in-depth interviews shine new light on the creation and inspiration for McCartney’s iconic music that became the soundtrack of our lifetime. Even if you’re not a documentary fan, this one’s a must-watch. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Watch: McCartney 3,2,1

Only Murders in the Building

Title art for the Emmy nominated Hulu Original show Only Murders in the Building

The Hulu Original murder mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building follows true-crime junkie neighbors—Mabel (Selena Gomez), Charles (Steve Martin), and Oliver (Martin Short)—as they suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a real murder committed in their apartment building.

Watch seasons one and two streaming now on Hulu. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series — Steve Martin
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series — Martin Short
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series — Nathan Lane *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series — Jane Lynch
  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy or Drama Series *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
  • Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Main Title Design
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Watch: Only Murders in the Building

Pam & Tommy 

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The turbulent 3-year marriage of Baywatch actress, Pamela Anderson, and Motley Cru drummer, Tommy Lee, was nothing short of eventful. The mysterious leak of their NSFW home videos became more than just a scandal—it was a historic moment in time that shaped the way people used the new World Wide Web. 

Watch the real-life Pam & Tommy story unfold in this eight-part Hulu Original limited series

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie —Sebastian Stan
  • Outstanding Casting For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling
  • Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Seth Rogan
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Lily James
  • Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series

Watch: Pam & Tommy

RuPaul’s Drag Race

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RuPaul—the most famous drag queen in the world—has been serving audiences the fierce looks, showstopping death drops, and the fabulous queens we’ve come to know and love over the last 14 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 

Join along as RuPaul continues the search for America’s next drag superstar. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program
  • Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program — RuPaul *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Competition Program
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
  • Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program

Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

Title art for Top Chef on Bravo.

Are you a foodie that loves reality TV and competition shows? Look no further than Top Chef. Celebrating its 19th season (and 42 Emmy® nominations throughout the series), Top Chef is a fan-favorite cooking show known for its lovable contestants, top-tier judges, and edge-of-your-seat moments. 

Watch seasons 1–18 streaming now on Hulu. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program — Padma Lakshmi
  • Outstanding Competition Program
  • Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
  • Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program

Watch: Top Chef

What We Do In The Shadows

Title art for Emmy® nominated comedy What We Do In The Shadows

If mockumentary sitcoms and supernatural shows with a dark twist are your jam, we have the perfect show for you (*evil vampire laugh*). Based on the movie of the same name, What We Do in the Shadows follows a clan of quirky vampire roommates who “live” for Staten Island’s nightlife. 

Nomination categories:

  • Outstanding Comedy SeriesWhat We Do In  The Shadows
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes *WINNER*
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Watch: What We Do In The Shadows

More of the Best Shows on Hulu Right Now

Trust us—you’re not going to want to sleep on these fan-favorite and critically acclaimed TV shows streaming now on Hulu.  

The Bear

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FX’s new series, The Bear, is a dark comedy series about food, family, and overcoming life’s tragic downsides. 

Follow Carmen, aka “Carmy”—a talented young chef forced to give up his fine-dining career to run his family’s small sandwich shop after an unexpected death devastates the family. 

Can Carmy navigate his grief, strained family dynamic, and uncooperative new kitchen staff? Binge watch Shameless* star Jeremy Allen White as Carmy in The Bear now.

Watch: The Bear

*Shameless requires STARZ® on Hulu add-on subscription.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Title art for Hulu Original The Handmaid's Tale

We can’t talk about the best of the best shows on Hulu without mentioning The Handmaid’s Tale (and blessed be the fruit, because there are four full seasons available to binge and a fifth on the way). 

If you’re late to the party, this Emmy®-nominated drama is one of Hulu’s most acclaimed original shows. Set in the near-future totalitarian society of Gilead, the series follows women who are forced into sexual servitude amidst a worldwide fertility crisis and U.S. government takeover.

Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale

Love, Victor

Title art for Hulu original Love, Victor

Love, Victor is set in the world of the popular 2018 film Love, Simon, as a spinoff series following a newer Creekwood High School student, Victor. 

Victor has come a long way since the first season. He’s discovered who he is, but he still struggles to decide what (or who) he wants. Does he stay with Benji despite their problems, or will he decide to start fresh with Rahim? 

Like most things, high school doesn’t last forever. The entire third and final season of Love, Victor drops for your TV-binging pleasure on Wednesday, June 15th. Stream this and more of the best LGBTQ+ shows and movies this Pride Month.

Watch: Love, Victor

Nine Perfect Strangers

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Welcome to Tranquillum House. It wasn’t long ago that the insanely popular Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers became the most-streamed Hulu Original premiere ever. 

The star-studded series follows nine carefully selected strangers, including Frances (Melissa McCarthy), Tony (Bobby Cannavale), and Carmel (Regina Hall), who enter a 10-day health and wellness retreat under the direction of enigmatic Masha (Nicole Kidman), who promises to get them “well.”

Watch: Nine Perfect Strangers

Grey’s Anatomy 

title art for the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Countless popular series will make their return this fall—but no one makes an entrance quite like Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). 

Following an emotional, COVID-filled seventeenth season, fans began flocking to Hulu in early October with hopes of a brighter season 18. Catch up on the newest season of Shonda Rhime’s hit medical TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, streaming now on Hulu. 

Watch: Grey’s Anatomy

Maggie 

Title art for Hulu Original Maggie

Maggie is a psychic who can read anybody’s future—except her own. That changes when Maggie meets a stranger who brings glimpses of her future to the forefront for the very first time, making her life much more complicated. Like Maggie, we can also see your future: you’re going to binge-watch the entire first season of Maggie in one weekend. 

Watch: Maggie

Naruto Shippuden 

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Fans know Hulu is the spot to stream some of the best of the best Anime, which is exactly why we weren’t surprised to see the popular series Naruto Shippuden on the list of most-streamed. 

The second of the Naruto trilogy, the show follows hyperactive ninja, Naruto, who is training to become the greatest of all time.

Watch: Naruto Shippuden

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