All you need to know about the 2023 Emmy Award nominations announcement

'The Last of Us' and 'Succession' up for top TV awards.

Harper's Bazaar India

The 2023 Emmy Awards nominations have been revealed and it is all that we hoped for and more. In order to be eligible for this year’s awards, TV shows had to have aired between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023. Actor Yvette Nicole Brown and TV Academy chair, Frank Scherma announced the names that will compete for some of TV’s highest honours. Brown is nominated for an Emmy for her work on A Black Lady Sketch Show

Succession, The Last of Us, The White Lotus, and Ted Lasso landed the most nominations27, 24, 23, and 22, respectively. This year's season of Succession earned two additional nominations than its last year’s edition, while The White Lotus bagged three more than in 2022. Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, with 13 nods, is the year’s most recognised limited/anthology series; Weird: The Al Yankovic Story tops the TV movie category with eight nominations; and RuPaul’s Drag Race, with seven, was the top unscripted series.

Two of the most expensive dramas of last year, Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, didn’t light up the nomination race scoring only eight and six nominations respectively with the latter finding its name in most of the technical categories. 

Actors earning nominations included Pedro Pascal for The Last of Us, Jeremy Strong for Succession, Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary, and Jenny Ortega for Wednesday. In the acting categories, Brian Cox, who portrays the patriarch Logan Roy in Succession, will compete against his TV sons Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) and Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy) for the Lead Actor in Drama series award. Sarah Snook, who plays another member of the Roy family (Shiv), is considered a favourite for the Lead Actress in Drama series.

The 75th annual Emmy Awards are set to air live from the Peacock Theatre (formerly the Microsoft Theatre) on Monday, September 18, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. PT (5:30-8:30 a.m. IST) with the Creative Arts ceremonies set for September 9-10. The host for the ceremony, however, have not been revealed. 

That said, there is significant doubt if the ceremony will be held, owing to the ongoing strike in Hollywood. The industry is waiting to see whether the actors' union goes on strike this week, following in the footsteps of the Writers' Guild of America, which would effectively bring all major Hollywood events to a halt. The Television Academy and the ceremony's broadcast network Fox are debating whether to push the ceremony to November or even January.

Nomination list

Best Drama Series

Andor (Disney+)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
House of the Dragon (HBO/Max)
The Last of Us (HBO/Max)
Succession (HBO/Max)
The White Lotus (HBO/Max)
Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Barry (HBO/Max)
The Bear (FX)
Jury Duty (Amazon Freevee)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Wednesday (Netflix)

Best 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)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Limited or Anthology Series

Beef (Netflix)
Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
Daisy Jones & the Six (Prime Video)
Fleishman Is in Trouble (FX)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)

Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV 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)

Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

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

Best 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+)

Competition programme

The Amazing Race (CBS)
RuPaul's Drag Race (MTV)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Best Documentary or non-fiction special

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

Best Documentary or non-fiction series

Dear Mama (FX)
100 Foot Wave (HBO Max)
Secrets Of The Elephants (National Geographic)
The 1619 Project (Hulu)
The U.S. And The Holocaust (PBS)

Best Structured reality programme

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives (Food Network)
Love Is Blind (Netflix)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Shark Tank (ABC)

Best Unstructured reality programme

Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked (MTV)
Selling Sunset (Netflix)
Vanderpump Rules (Bravo)
Welcome To Wrexham (FX)