2023 Emmy Nominations Honor STAR WARS Series, THE LAST OF US, WEDNESDAY, and More

It’s that time again. After another year of incredible television, the 2023 Emmy nominations have finally been announced. It’s a big moment for the Emmy Awards as they turn the celebratory number of 75. But, luckily, there’s a lot to celebrate. However, it will be a while before we see which nominees will win because the Emmy Awards are delayed until January 15, 2024. This is, of course, due to the ongoing writers and actors’ strikes. According to Deadline, the organization made the joint announcement with Fox. The three-hour event will happen live from 8PM-11PM ET at the Peacock Theater.

At Nerdist, we feel thrilled to see many of our favorite series nominated for this year’s Emmy awards. Among all the other excellent nominees, it was another big year for genre television as far as the major Emmy nominations go. We’re crossing our fingers that in 2023, these Emmy nods for genre also translate into awards. And of course, we want to note that the real reward would be paying actors and writers fairly, as the WGA strike continues and a SAG-AFTRA strike looms.

Wednesday, The Last of Us, Obi-Wan Kenobi recieved 2023 Emmy Award Nominatons

When it came to celebrating a galaxy far, far, away, the 2023 Emmy nominations honored both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor. As far as major Emmy categories go, Obi-Wan Kenobi received an Emmy nomination for “Best Limited or Anthology Series.” Meanwhile, Andor received a nomination in the category of “Best Drama Series”— a title it definitely deserves to take home. Both shows also received nominations in other Emmy categories as well. These range from “Cinematography Half-Hour Series” (Andor) to “Fantasy/Sci-Fi costumes” (Obi-Wan Kenobi).

House of the Dragon Rhaenyra is crowned

Other Nerdist favorites also recieved several nods in major areas. The Last of Us was noted in three major categories, “Best Drama Series,” “Best Actress in a Drama Series,” and “Best Actor in a Drama series.” The Emmys nominated Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal in these categories, respectively. And we have our fingers crossed hard for them. Both Ramsey and Pascal delivered truly heroic performances in The Last of Us. In all, The Last of Us achieved a total of 24 awards, the second most for any show nominated.

Additionally, Yellowjackets received 2023 Emmy nominations in the categories of “Best Drama Series” and “Best Actress in a Drama Series.” Melanie Lynskey received the Yellowjackets nod here, and she absolutely earned it. House of the Dragon also received an unsurprising nomination in the category of “Best Drama Series.” The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, one of Nerdist‘s best shows of the year, did not receive recognition in any major categories but did take home six nominations in other areas.

Galadriel rides her horse while wearing armor during The Rings of Power's season one finale. The Rings of Power did not receive any major Emmy nominations in 2023.
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On the more comedic side of things, Netflix’s breakout hit Wednesday earned a solid place in the 2023 Emmy nominations list. Wednesday received two nominations in the areas of “Best Actress in a Comedy,” and “Best Comedy Series.”

Other Nerdist adjacent shows and actors, such as Barry, Kathryn Hahn, Kumail Nanjiani, Daniel Radcliffe, and Steven Yeun also received nominations. We wish to congratulate all shows, actors, and creators involved in Emmy nominated shows. We also specifically applaud Succession, which received the most nominations out of all the shows in the mix with 27 nods. You can check out the list of nominees for the main categories below with more at the Emmy Awards’ site.

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 (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 Drama 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 Drama 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 Drama 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 Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Entergalactic (Netflix)
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (Adult Swim)
Rick And Morty (Adult Swim)
The Simpsons (Fox

As previously stated, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on January 15, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on Fox.

Originally published on July 12, 2023.

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