The Pearsons may be gone, but they’re certainly not forgotten. A whopping 19 “This Is Us” cast members have been submitted by NBC on the 2022 Emmys ballot, including all of the core adult family members. That number includes three lead performers: Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson and Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson. In years past, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson has also dabbled in lead, but for this final season he’s competing in supporting. One fan-fave guest star was not submitted on the Emmy ballot and thus cannot be nominated: 2017 winner Gerald McRaney, who returned in the penultimate episode as the ghost of lemonade-loving Dr. K.
Joining Hartley on the supporting actor list is Griffin Dunne as Nicky Pearson, Chris Geere as Philip, Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas and Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon. The four women submitted as supporting actresses are Eris Baker as Tess Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Susan Watson as Beth Pearson and Hannah Zeile as Teen Kate.
Brown has been nominated for each of the first five seasons, winning in 2017. Ventimiglia joined him as a co-nominee three times, in 2017, ’18 and ’19. Moore received a single bid in 2019, though she’s heavily favored to nab a bookend nomination this year for concluding her character’s emotional journey. Sullivan earned two bids in 2019 and ’21, while Metz was a one-time nominee in 2017.
In case you’re wondering, guest star Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill has been submitted this year after failing to make the ballot last year. He’s a two-time guest star winner for “This Is Us” in 2018 and ’20 who received two other nominations in 2019 (as a guest actor) and 2017 (as a supporting actor).
Here’s a closer look at all 19 “This Is Us” cast members on the 2022 Emmys ballot:
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Griffin Dunne as Nicky Pearson
Chris Geere as Philip
Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson
Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas
Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Eris Baker as Tess Pearson
Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
Susan Watson as Beth Pearson
Hannah Zeile as Teen Kate
BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dulé Hill as Kenny (“The Train”)
Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill (“The Train”)
Tim Matheson as Dave Malone (“Taboo”)
BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie (“The Night Before The Wedding”)
Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy Sharp (“The Guitar Man”)
Laura Niemi as Marilyn Pearson (“Don’t Let Me Keep You”)
Dey Young as Sally Brooks (“One Giant Leap”)
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