Emmy Awards 2022: Toni Collette, Sarah Snook lead Australian nominees


Toni Collette and Sarah Snook lead the Australian stars nominated for Emmy Awards – as HBO series Succession gains an incredible 25 nods

Australians Toni Collette and Sarah Snook are up for major acting awards in television’s highest honours, the Emmys.

Collette, 49, has been nominated for best actress for her starring role opposite Colin Firth in The Staircase, about a crime novelist and the suspicious death of his wife in the Limited Series or TV movie category.

Snook, 34, is up for best supporting actress in the drama series category for her role as Shiv Roy in the HBO series Succession, which is also up for a swag of awards.

Australians Toni Collette (pictured) and Sarah Snook are up for major acting awards in television’s highest honours, the Emmys 

Indeed, the show scooped a total of 25 nominations for the award ceremony, which will take place in early September.

Aussie actor Murray Bartlett, 51, earned himself a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for The White Lotus. 

In April, Toni revealed she was reluctant to accept a role in new miniseries The Staircase as she didn’t want to ‘further fan the narcissistic flame’ of convicted murderer Michael Peterson.

Sarah, 34, received a nomination for best supporting actress in a drama for her role in HBO hit Succession

Sarah, 34, received a nomination for best supporting actress in a drama for her role in HBO hit Succession

Aussie actor Murray Bartlett, 51, earned himself a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for The White Lotus

Aussie actor Murray Bartlett, 51, earned himself a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for The White Lotus

She stars in the new miniseries The Staircase, as Kathleen, the wife of crime novelist Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering her. 

Michael Peterson has continually denied responsibility for his wife’s death. 

‘I was blown away when [I was] asked to play Kathleen, but I did take pause,’ she told Stellar.

‘I questioned the actual purpose of retelling this story of tragic loss and, guilty or not, I certainly didn’t want to further fan Michael Peterson’s narcissistic flame.’ 

The Australian star was won over however by the idea that she could be an advocate for the victim. 

‘When I realised I could help give Kathleen a voice beyond victimhood, I was in,’ she added. 

The Emmy Awards will take place on September 3. 

In April, Toni revealed she was reluctant to accept a role in new miniseries The Staircase as she didn't want to 'further fan the narcissistic flame' of convicted murderer Michael Peterson. Pictured in the show alongside co-star Colin Firth

In April, Toni revealed she was reluctant to accept a role in new miniseries The Staircase as she didn’t want to ‘further fan the narcissistic flame’ of convicted murderer Michael Peterson. Pictured in the show alongside co-star Colin Firth

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