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Succession, The Last of Us, and The White Lotus Sweep the 2023 Emmy Nominations

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From an Abbott Elementary slow burn, to Kendall Roy looking sadly upon various bodies of water, to series finales for a whole host of shows about middle-aged white guys — Succession, Barry, and Ted Lasso (allegedly) — the nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards are in. To be eligible, shows had to air between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023. Already iconic series like Succession and The Crown were shoe-ins for nominations, but the past year also welcomed new shows like Jury Duty, The Bear, Beef, and Daisy Jones & the Six, all of which were (surprisingly — I’m looking at you Daisy Jones) nominated for multiple awards. As always, the Television Academy found a way to shock us, this time with a bevy of Jury Duty nominations and near-total domination by The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories.

Yvette Nicole Brown (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Frank Scherma (the Television Academy chairman) hosted the nominations, which were broadcast on the Television Academy website at 11:30 a.m. on July 12 despite looming questions about the impact of the ongoing WGA strike and potential SAG-AFTRA strike. Succession swept the nominations with 27, including three for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The Last of Us and The White Lotus had nearly the same amount of nominations, 24 and 23, respectively. Notably, The White Lotus earned half of the nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (the other half being given to Succession) and five out of eight nomination slots in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category. For the second year in a row, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Janelle James both were nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for their performances in Abbott Elementary, which earned eight nominations total. Quinta Brunson, who created the show and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series last year, was not nominated in the category this time (What’s that smell? Oh! I think it’s … snub?) but earned another nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. HBO/Max unsurprisingly garnered the most clout with its mountain of nods — Succession, The Last of Us, and The White Lotus were the dominating holy trinity of nominated shows — but only time (and the Television Academy) will tell who the winners will be. At the end of the livestream, Scherma acknowledged the strike, saying he hopes an equitable resolution will be found for both parties, but he made no indication that the strike(s) would impact the awards show, which is slated to air September 18 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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

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

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Daisy Jones & the Six
Fleishman Is in Trouble
Obi-Wan Kenobi

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

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 

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or 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 

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology 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 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

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

Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or 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

Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or 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

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Murray Barlett, 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

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

Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Love Is Blind
Queer Eye
Shark Tank

Host for a Competition Program
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef
Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Baking It
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Problem With Jon Stewart

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

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

Outstanding Variety Special (Prerecorded)
Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter
John Mulaney: Baby J
Lizzo: Live in Concert
Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music
Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would
Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Indian Matchmaking
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Selling Sunset
Vanderpump Rules
Welcome to Wrexham

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

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

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Being Mary Tyler Moore
Judy Blume Forever
My Transparent Life
Pamela, a Love Story
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Dear Mama
100 Foot Wave
Secrets of the Elephants
The 1619 Project
The U.S. and the Holocaust

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Beau Willimon, “One Way Out,” Andor
Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, “The Prick,” Bad Sisters
Gordon Smith, “Point and Shoot,” Better Call Saul
Peter Gould, “Saul Gone,” Better Call Saul
Jesse Armstrong, “Connor’s Wedding,” Succession
Mike White, “Arrivederci,” The White Lotus

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

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie
Lee Sung Jin, “The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain,” Beef 
Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Me-Time,” Fleishman Is in Trouble
Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg, Prey
Janine Nabers, Donald Glover, Swarm
Al Yankovic, Eric Appel, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

The 2023 Emmy Award Nominations