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Your guide to the 2023 Emmy nominations

2023 emmy nominations

The 2023 Emmy nominations have come at a strange time. Late-night shows and series in pre-production are at a standstill after TV writers threw down their tools more than two months ago now, striking for a fair contract between AMPTP and the Writers Guild of America. However, Hollywood has proven that the show must go on – even in this tense capacity, and so here we are analysing the TV shows, actors and creators who have cut through in the last year.

Amidst the celebrations and applause, nominated stars like J. Smith-Cameron have chosen to bring attention to the ongoing Writers Strike. Smith-Cameron shared a statement that read, "I also strongly want to express that all shows and performers nominated today are only as good as their WRITERS! No one should ever mistake the fundamental importance of writers and their connection to the quality of a TV show or a film," she continued. "It’s vitally important that a fair solution is found to writers’ needs and requests.”

With that in mind, let's take a look at the winners of this year's nominations. Succession girlies can rest peacefully knowing that the finale season has accumulated an almighty 27 nominations, making history with Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox all up for best actor – the first time a series has been recognised three times for one category.

As expected, The White Lotus cleaned up with its second season, as did HBO's The Last of Us, with Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Murray Bartlett, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Lamar Johnson, Nick Offerman, Keivonn Montreal Woodard and Anna Torv all receiving a mention. Thankfully, The Bear was recognised, with a total of six nominations, including one for Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri.

Elsewhere, Natasha Lyonne was noticed for her role in Pokerface and Dominique Fishback for Swarm. Although both Martin Short and Nathan Lane were included for Only Murders in the Building, acknowledgement of Selena Gomez is still absent. As for the rest? Find all the nominations ahead of the 2023 Emmys, below.


Outstanding Drama Series:


Better Call Saul AMC

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


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Sharon Horgan as Eva Garvey in Bad Sisters

Melanie Lynskey as Shauna Sadecki in Yellowjackets

Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne in The Handmaid’s Tale

Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us

Keri Russell as Kate Wyler in The Diplomat

Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy in Succession


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase in The Old Man

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession

Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy in Succession

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman, Gene Takovic in Better Call Saul

Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us

Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy in Succession


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Christina Applegate as Jen Harding in Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues in Abbott Elementary

Natasha Lyonne as Charlie in Poker Face

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Bill Hader as Barry in Barry

Jason Segel as Jimmy in Shrinking

Martin Short as Oliver Putnam Only Murders In The Building

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso in Ted Lasso

Jeremy Allen White as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto in The Bear


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Lizzy Caplan as Libby Epstein in Fleishman Is In Trouble

Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette in George & Tammy

Dominique Fishback as Dre in Swarm

Kathryn Hahn as Clare Pierce in Tiny Beautiful Things

Riley Keough as Daisy Jones in Daisy Jones & The Six

Ali Wong as Amy Lau in Beef


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Taron Egerton as James Keene in Black Bird

Kumail Nanjiani as Somen “Steve” Banerjee in Welcome To Chippendales

Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Daniel Radcliffe as Al Yankovic in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Michael Shannon as George Jones in George & Tammy

Steven Yeun as Danny Cho in Beef


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank in Barry

Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt in Ted Lasso

Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent in Ted Lasso

James Marsden as Himself in Jury Duty

Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich in The Bear

Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie in Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau in Barry


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso in The White Lotus

Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch in Succession

Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso in Succession

Theo James as Cameron Sullivan in The White Lotus

Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans in Succession

Alan Ruck as Connor Roy in Succession

Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller in The White Lotus

Alexander Skarsgård as Matsson in Succession


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Murray Bartlett as Nick De Noia in Welcome To Chippendales

Paul Walter Hauser as Larry Hall in Black Bird

Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Joseph Lee as George Nakai in Beef

Ray Liotta as Big Jim Keene in Black Bird

Young Mazino as Paul Cho in Beef

Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore in Love & Death


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu in The Bear

Janelle James as Ava Coleman in Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary

Juno Temple as Keeley Jones in Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso

Jessica Williams as Gaby in Shrinking


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in The White Lotus

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown

Meghann Fahy as Daphne Sullivan in The White Lotus

Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina in The White Lotus

Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller in The White Lotus

Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in Better Caul Saul

J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri in Succession

Simona Tabasco as Lucia in The White Lotus


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Annaleigh Ashford as Irene Banerjee in Welcome To Chippendales

Maria Bello as Jordana Forster in Beef

Claire Danes as Rachel Fleishman in Fleishman Is in Trouble

Juliette Lewis as Denise in Welcome To Chippendales

Camila Morrone as Camila in Daisy Jones & The Six

Niecy Nash-Betts as Glenda Cleveland in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Merritt Wever as Frankie in Tiny Beautiful Things


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Jon Bernthal as Michael Berzatto in The Bear

Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Nathan Lane as Teddy Dimas in Only Murders In The Building

Pedro Pascal as Host of Saturday Night Live

Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy “Cicero” Szorski in The Bear

Sam Richardson as Edwin Akufo in Ted Lasso


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Murray Bartlett as Frank in The Last of Us

James Cromwell as Ewan Roy in Succession

Lamar Johnson as Henry Burrell in The Last of Us

Arian Moayed as Stewy Hosseini in Succession

Nick Offerman as Bill in The Last Of Us

Keivonn Montreal Woodard as Sam Burrell in The Last of Us


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Becky Ann Baker as Dottie Lasso in Ted Lasso

Quinta Brunson as Host of Saturday Night Live

Taraji P. Henson as Vanetta in Abbott Elementary

Judith Light as Irene Smothers in Poker Face

Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone in Ted Lasso

Harriet Walter as Deborah in Ted Lasso


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Hiam Abbass as Marcia in Succession

Cherry Jones as Nan Pierce in Succession

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