Hooray for HBO: 'Succession', 'The Last of Us' and 'The White Lotus' Lead 2023's Emmy Nominations

It's a great day to be a cast member on one of the three HBO hits, which picked up the US cable network 74 nominations.
Sarah Ward
July 13, 2023

When HBO's static-filled logo plays, something excellent typically follows. The voters in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences certainly think so. In 2023, the folks who decide which shows will score some Emmys love have awarded a massive 74 nominations to three HBO series: Succession, The Last of Us and The White Lotus.

TV's best case of family feud earned 27 nods, including for almost every actor who appeared in its fourth and final season in leading, supporting and guest roles. In the Best Actor category alone, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin are going head to head. The most spectacular game-to-screen adaptation yet nabbed 24, while vacation chaos brought about 23 nominations. The other show that racked up a comparable tally? Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso with 21 nods.

2023's Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, July 13 Australian and New Zealand time, ahead of the winners being anointed on Tuesday, September 19 — and, although a handful of series garnered the bulk of attention, plenty more got in on the action. Similarly in the running: everything from Andor, Better Call Saul, House of the Dragon and Yellowjackets (all in the drama fields) to Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Only Murders in the Building and Wednesday (the comedy categories), plus the likes of Beef, Daisy Jones & the Six and Fleishman Is in Trouble (limited series) as well.

Among the homegrown highlights, Australia's own Sarah Snook is in the running for Succession, as is Anna Torv for The Last of Us. Murray Bartlett has a double chance: for Best Supporting Actor in the limited series and television movie field for Welcome to Chippendales and Best Guest Actor in the dramatic category for that stunning episode of The Last of Us. And, Aotearoa's Melanie Lynskey also got the nod twice: for Best Lead Actress for Yellowjackets and Best Guest Actress — both in the drama camps — for, like almost everyone else, The Last of Us.

Other standout noms include acting recognition for Better Call Saul's exceptional Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, who should each have houses filled with awards by now; all the love for Barry's phenomenal last season; plus Bad Sisters' Sharon Horgan, Poker Face's Natasha Lyonne and Swarm's Dominique Fishback getting a look in. That said, all of the above shows could've and should've earned more attention (and the fact that Barry's Sarah Goldberg missed out is a particularly big gap).

Also noticeable: that the outstanding Dead Ringers was completely overlooked, and The English; the lack of affection for Harrison Ford in Shrinking; just one acting nom for Yellowjackets; and leaving out Steve Martin and Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Building. As always, of course, ace shows still exist without awards — whether or not they get nominated, or win.

The 75th Emmy Awards will take place on Tuesday, September 19, Australian time. Here's a rundown of the major nominations — and you can check out the full list of nominees on the Emmys' website:

EMMY NOMINEES 2023

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING LEAD 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION 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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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 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

Published on July 13, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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