2023 Emmy Nominations: Celebrating the Best in Television

The anticipation is over! The 2023 Emmy Award nominations were announced on July 12th, revealing the most notable contenders for TV’s prestigious award. With many outstanding shows and performances in the mix, this year’s Emmy Awards promises to be an exciting celebration of the very best in television.

2023 Emmy Nominations

Succession Takes the Lead

Leading the pack with a staggering 27 nominations is the critically acclaimed series, “Succession.” This gripping drama has captivated audiences with its powerful storytelling and compelling performances. Notably, Brian Cox and Sarah Snook were nominated in the lead actor and actress categories, respectively. However, “Succession” will face tough competition from other outstanding dramas such as “The Last of Us,” “The White Lotus,” and “Better Call Saul.”

Comedy Excellence

In the world of comedy, “Ted Lasso” and “Abbott Elementary” emerged as strong contenders. “Ted Lasso” garnered attention with its heartwarming story and Jason Sudeikis’s brilliant portrayal of the title character. Meanwhile, “Abbott Elementary” impressed audiences with its hilarious workplace comedy and Quinta Brunson’s outstanding performance. 

Prominent Actors and Actresses

The nominations also recognized exceptional performances from various talented actors and actresses. In the best actor category, Bill Hader (“Barry”) and Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) stood out, displaying their comedic prowess and versatility. On the other hand, actresses such as Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) and Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) showcased their incredible talent and comedic timing. 

Drama Series Powerhouses

Drama series enthusiasts have a lot to celebrate as well. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Yellowjackets,” and “The Old Man” were among the notable dramas recognized for their outstanding storytelling and amazing performances. Additionally, the final season of “Better Call Saul” received a nomination, showcasing the enduring popularity of the “Breaking Bad” universe.

HBO Dominates

HBO continues to dominate the television landscape, with its shows securing several nominations. “Succession,” “The Last of Us,” and “The White Lotus” showcased the network’s commitment to producing compelling and innovative content. 

2023 Emmy Nominations

Below is the list of the 2023 Emmy nominations in the main categories. A complete list of nominations can be found here.

Outstanding Drama Series


The White Lotus


The Last of Us

House of the Dragon

The Crown

Better Call Saul



Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sharon Horgan (Bad Sisters)

Sarah Snook (Succession)

Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)

Keri Russell (The Diplomat)

Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus)

Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)

J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)

Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)

Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus)

Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)

Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus)

Simona Tabasco (The White Lotus)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Jeff Bridges (The Old Man)

Brian Cox (Succession)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

Michael Imperioli (The White Lotus)

Nicholas Braun (Succession)

Theo James (The White Lotus)

Will Sharpe (The White Lotus)

Alan Ruck (Succession)

Alexander Skarsgård (Succession)

F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus)


Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Daisy Jones & the Six

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Obi-Wan Kenobi


Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer series


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Kathryn Hahn (Tiny Beautiful Things)

Lizzy Caplan (Fleishman Is in Trouble)

Riley Keough (Daisy Jones & the Six)

Ali Wong (Beef)

Dominique Fishback (Swarm)

Jessica Chastain (George & Tammy)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Juliette Lewis (Welcome to Chippendales)

Maria Bello (Beef)

Merritt Wever (Tiny Beautiful Things)

Niecy Nash-Betts (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)

Annaleigh Ashford (Welcome to Chippendales)

Camila Morrone (Daisy Jones & the Six)

Claire Danes (Fleishman Is in Trouble)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Michael Shannon (George & Tammy)

Steven Yeun (Beef)

Taron Egerton (Black Bird)

Daniel Radcliffe (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)

Evan Peters (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)

Kumail Nanjiani (Welcome to Chippendales)


Outstanding Supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie

Ray Liotta (Black Bird)

Richard Jenkins (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)

Young Mazino (Beef)

Jesse Plemons (Love & Death)

Joseph Lee (Beef)

Murray Bartlett (Welcome to Chippendales)

Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)


Outstanding Comedy Series

Jury Duty

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso


Abbott Elementary


The Bear


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face)

Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)

Jenna Ortega (Wednesday)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)

Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)

Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)

Jessica Williams (Shrinking)

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Ayo Edebiri (The Bear)

Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)


Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)

Jeremy Allen White (The Bear)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Jason Segel (Shrinking)

Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)


Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

James Marsden (Jury Duty)

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear)

Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)

Henry Winkler (Barry)

Anthony Carrigan (Barry)

Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso)

Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)


Outstanding Reality Competition Program


Top Chef

The Voice

The Amazing Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race


Outstanding Talk Series

Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Problem with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Outstanding Scripted Variety Series

Saturday Night Live

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Looking Ahead to the Emmy Awards

The 75th Emmy Awards ceremony will air on September 18th on FOX. This year’s competition will be fierce. The diverse range of nominees across various genres and platforms demonstrates the evolving landscape of television and the incredible talent behind its success. Let the countdown to the Emmys begin!

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