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Emmys 2023: The Nominations

by Andrew J. Salazar
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The lead-up to the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards has been a historic one already, to say the least. The nominations for the 2023 Emmys are being announced on the same day that Hollywood actors are preparing to go on strike if their union SAG-AFTRA can’t strike a deal with the studios by midnight. This, of course, is all meanwhile the WGA (Writer’s Guild) has entered its 11th week of striking. The two unions represent a large piece of the industry’s backbone and are fighting for fair wages, increased residual payments to accommodate the complexities of streaming, and creative protections against the use of artificial intelligence in the studios. If SAG-AFTRA does go on strike, it would mark the first time in 63 years that both actors and writers are picketing over contract disputes.

Therefore, this leaves the Television Academy in a very weird place. The awards body still has to move forward with revealing its 2023 nominations, but the actual Emmys might get delayed until late this year or even January 2024. Considering that the studios and streamers are currently showing no positive signs of negotiating with the actors and writers, it’s looking like the wait for the actual awards ceremony is going to be long after the 2023 Emmys nominations are revealed today. Obviously, two of Hollywood’s largest unions on strike also means that all film and TV productions will go on pause and face delays as actors and writers will be encouraged to stay on the picket lines in solidarity.

HBO once again dominated the Emmy nominations with Succession coming in on top with 27 nods followed by The Last of Us with 24 and The White Lotus with 23. Succession, in particular, set a new record with 3 nominations in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category. Furthermore, the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category is made up entirely of names from Succession and The White Lotus. The Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category has 5 names from The White Lotus as well. The Last of Us also scored acting nominations for the majority of its cast, including Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Montreal Woodard, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, and Anna Torv. Woodard, who played the young survivor Sam on the show, specifically became the second youngest Emmy nominee of all time at only ten years old.

The final season of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso came in fourth place at the 2023 Emmys with 21 nominations and is followed by the final season of Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with 14. Netflix’s Beef and Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story then tie with Hulu’s The Bear with 13 nods each. There are plenty of other surprises sprinkled throughout the 2023 Emmy nominations, including some love for Wednesday, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Barry, and Only Murders in the Building. And, yes, Better Call Saul did earn nods for Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, and co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould in its final chance to win an Emmy after previously being nominated 46 times total with no wins.

Overall, HBO/Max earned 127 nominations total at the 2023 Emmys. Meanwhile, Netflix came in second place with 103 nods, Apple TV+ in third with 46, and Hulu and Prime Video both tied in fourth with 42 each. Disney+ then lands in fifth place with 40 nominations. These awards are divided into the main Emmys ceremony and the Creative Arts Emmys, which cover the more technical and niche categories. Did your favorite shows get the spotlight they deserve, or worse… get snubbed? Check out all the nominations below and stay tuned as we cover the Emmys leading up to the big (tentative) night on Monday, September 18, 2023! In the meantime, you can also refresh your memory and find the final winners here for this year’s Oscars, Golden GlobesCritics ChoiceBAFTAsSAG Awards, and our very own DiscussingFilm Critics Awards.

75th Primetime Emmy Nominations


Limited Series

Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Daisy Jones & The Six
Fleishman Is in Trouble
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Television Movie

Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas
Fire Island
Hocus Pocus 2
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Direction For a Limited Series

Paris Barclay, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Silenced”)
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, Fleishman Is In Trouble (“Me-Time”)
Carl Franklin, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Bad Meat”
Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“Figure of Light”)
Jake Schreier, Beef (“The Great Fabricator”)
Dan Trachtenberg, Prey

Writing For a Limited Series or Movie

Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”)
Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is In Trouble (“Me-Time”)
Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg, Prey
Janine Nabers, Donald Glover, Swarm (“Stung”)
Al Yankovic, Eric Appel, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Taron Egerton, Black Bird
Kumail Nanjiani, Welcome the Chippendales
Evan Peters, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Michael Shannon, George & Tammy
Steven Yeun, Beef

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Lizzy Caplan, Fleishman Is in Trouble
Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
Dominique Fishback, Swarm
Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things
Riley Keough, Daisy Jones & The Six
Ali Wong, Beef

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jesse Plemons, Love & Death
Joseph Lee, Beef
Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Ray Liotta, Black Bird
Richard Jenkins, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Young Mazino, Beef

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Annaleigh Ashford, Welcome to Chippendales
Camila Morrone, Daisy Jones & The Six
Claire Danes, Fleishman Is In Trouble
Juliette Lewis, Welcome to Chippendales
Maria Bello, Beef
Merritt Wever, Tiny Beautiful Things
Niecy Nash-Betts, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story


Drama Series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
House of the Dragon
The Last of Us
The White Lotus

Directing For a Drama Series

Benjamin Caron, Andor (“Rix Road”)
Peter Hoar, The Last of Us (“Long, Long Time”)
Mark Mylod, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”)
Andrij Parekh, Succession (“America Decides”)
Lorene Scafaria, Succession (“Living+”)
Dearbhla Walsh, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)
Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Writing For A Drama Series

Beau Willimon, Andor (“One Way Out”)
Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (“Point and Shoot”)
Peter Gould, Better Call Saul (“Saul Gone”)
Craig Mazin, The Last of Us (“Long, Long Time”)
Jesse Armstrong, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”)
Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Brian Cox, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Sarah Snook, Succession

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Michael Imperioli, The White Lotus
Theo James, The White Lotus
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Alan Ruck, Succession
Will Sharpe, The White Lotus
Alexander Skarsgård, Succession

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Meghann Fahy, The White Lotus
Sabrina Impacciatore, The White Lotus
Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
J. Smith-Cameron, Succession
Simona Tabasco, The White Lotus

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Murray Bartlett, The Last of Us
James Cromwell, Succession
Lamar Johnson, The Last of Us
Arian Moayed, Succession
Nick Offerman, The Last of Us
Keivonn Montreal Woodard, The Last of Us

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Hiam Abbass, Succession
Cherry Jones, Succession
Melanie Lynskey, The Last of Us
Storm Reid, The Last of Us
Anna Torv, The Last of Us
Harriet Walter, Succession


Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary
The Bear
Jury Duty
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso

Directing For a Comedy Series

Mary Lou Belli, The Ms. Pat Show (“Don’t Touch My Hair”)
Tim Burton, Wednesday (“Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe”)
Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)
Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Four Minutes”)
Christopher Storer, The Bear (“Review”)

Writing For a Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)
Christopher Storer, The Bear (“System”)
Mekki Leeper, Jury Duty (“Ineffective Assistance”)
John Hoffman, Matteo Borghese, Rob Turbovsky, Only Murders in the Building (“I Know Who Did It”)
Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, The Other Two (“Cary & Brooke Go to an AIDS Play”)
Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry
Jason Segel, Shrinking
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Phil Dunster, Ted Lasso
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
James Marsden, Jury Duty
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
Henry Winkler, Barry

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Jessica Williams, Shrinking

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Jon Bernthal, The Bear
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Nathan Lane, Only Murders In The Building
Pedro Pascal, Saturday Night Live
Oliver Platt, The Bear
Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Becky Ann Baker, Ted Lasso
Quinta Brunson, Saturday Night Live
Taraji P. Henson, Abbott Elementary
Judith Light, Poker Face
Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso
Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso


Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef
Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, Baking It
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Mayim Bialik, Jeopardy!
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Ken Jennings, Jeopardy!
Keke Palmer, Password
Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
Love Is Blind
Queer Eye
Shark Tank

Unstructured Reality Program

Indian Matchmaking
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Selling Sunset
Vanderpump Rules
Welcome To Wrexham

Competition Program

The Amazing Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice


Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple TV+)

Scripted Variety Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Saturday Night Live

Variety Special (Live)

The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium
The Oscars
75th Annual Tony Awards

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love
John Mulaney: Baby J
Lizzo: Live In Concert
Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music & Laughter
Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would
Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer


Animated Program

Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons


Documentary or Nonfiction Series

100 Foot Wave (HBO)
The 1619 Project (Hulu)
Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur (FX)
Secrets of the Elephants (National Geographic)
The U.S. and the Holocaust (PBS)

Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Being Mary Tyler Moore (HBO)
Judy Blume Forever (Amazon Prime Video)
My Transparent Life (Amazon Prime Video)
Pamela: A Love Story (Netflix)
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+)

The 75th Primetime Emmys are currently set to take place on September 18, 2023

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