The 2023 Emmy Awards: Top Nominees


The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 18, 2023 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. On July 12, 2023, the nominees were revealed, and Succession came out on top with 27 total nominations. This included a record-tying 14 acting nominations, which tied the show’s own record from the previous year. In addition, it was the first drama series ever to garner nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for all three of its main actors. The Last of Us is the first live-action adaptation of a video game to receive nominations in key categories for the Emmy Awards.

The following is a list of the candidates for the Emmy Awards in 2023:

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 (Amazon 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 Comedy 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 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)

Best 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)

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 Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Bill Hader for Barry (HBO Max)
  • Christopher Storer for The Bear (FX)
  • Mekki Leeper for Jury Duty (Amazon Freevee)
  • John Hoffman, Rob Turbovsky, Matteo Borghese for Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
  • Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider for The Other Two (HBO Max)
  • Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly,  Jason Sudeikis  for Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Best Writing for a Drama Series

  • Beau Willimon (Andor (Disney+))
  • Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, (Bad Sisters (Apple TV+))
  • Gordon Smith, Peter Gould (Better Call Saul (AMC))
  • Craig Mazin (The Last Of Us (HBO Max))
  • Jesse Armstrong (Succession (HBO Max))
  • Mike White (The White Lotus (HBO Max))

Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

  • Beef (Netflix) Written by Lee Sung Jin 
  • Fire Island (Hulu) Written by Joel Kim Booster
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble (FX) Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • Prey (Hulu) Written by Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg
  • Swarm (Prime Video) Written by Janine Nabers, Donald Glover
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) Written by Al Yankovic, Eric Appel

Best Directing for a Drama Series

  • Andor (Disney+) Directed by Benjamin Caron
  • Bad Sisters (Apple TV+) Directed by Dearbhla Walsh
  • The Last Of Us (HBO Max) Directed by Peter Hoar
  • Succession (HBO Max) Directed by Andrij Parekh
  • Succession (HBO Max) Directed by Mark Mylod
  • Succession (HBO Max) Directed by Lorene Scafaria
  • The White Lotus (HBO Max) Directed by Mike White

Best Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Barry (HBO Max) Directed by Bill Hader
  • The Bear (FX) Directed by Christopher Storer
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • The Ms. Pat Show (BET+) Directed by Mary Lou Belli
  • Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) Directed by Declan Lowney
  • Wednesday (Netflix) Directed by Tim Burton

Best Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

  • Beef (Netflix) Directed by Lee Sung Jin
  • Beef (Netflix) Directed by Jake Schreier
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix) Directed by Carl Franklin
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix) Directed by Paris Barclay
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble (FX) Directed by Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
  • Prey (Hulu) Directed by Dan Trachtenberg

Best Talk Series

  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
  • The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple TV+)

Best Reality Competition

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV)
  • Survivor (CBS)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Best Animated Program

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

Best Structured Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
  • Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives (Food Network)
  • Love Is Blind (Netflix)
  • Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)

Best Unstructured Reality Program

  • Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (MTV)
  • Selling Sunset (Netflix)
  • Vanderpump Rules (Bravo)
  • Welcome to Wrexham (FX)

Best Television Movie

  • Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas (NBC)
  • Fire Island (Hulu)
  • Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
  • Prey (Hulu)
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel)

Best Game Show

  • Family Feud (ABC)
  • Jeopardy! (ABC)
  • The Price Is Right (CBS)
  • That’s My Jam (NBC)
  • Wheel of Fortune (ABC)

Best Scripted Variety Series

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO Max)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Best Variety Special (Live)

  • The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna (Fox)
  • Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (Netflix)
  • Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium (Disney+)
  • The Oscars (ABC)
  • 75th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Best Variety Special (Pre-recorded)

  • Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love (NBC)
  • John Mulaney: Baby J (Netflix)
  • Lizzo: Live In Concert (HBO Max)
  • Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter (ABC)
  • Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would (Netflix)
  • Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer (Netflix)

Best Host for a Reality or Competition Program

  • Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye)
  • Nicole Byer (Nailed It!)
  • Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)
  • Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph (Baking It)
  • RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Best Host for a Game Show

  • Mayim Bialik (Jeopardy!)
  • Steve Harvey (Family Feud)
  • Ken Jennings (Jeopardy!)
  • Keke Palmer (Password)
  • Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special

  • Being Mary Tyler Moore (HBO Max)
  • Judy Blume Forever (Prime Video)
  • My Transparent Life (Prime Video)
  • Pamela, A Love Story (Netflix)
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+)

Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series

  • Dear Mama (FX)
  • 100 Foot Wave (HBO Max)
  • Secrets of the Elephants (National Geographic)
  • The 1619 Project (Hulu)
  • The U.S. and the Holocaust (PBS)

Best Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

  • The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey (Netflix)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Netflix)
  • Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)
  • Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)
  • United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

  • The Accused: Damned Or Devoted? (PBS)
  • Aftershock (Hulu)
  • Last Flight Home (Paramount+)
  • The Territory (National Geographic)

Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay will serve as the show’s hosts for the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The event will be covered in real time by Fox and will take place in the Peacock Theatre, which was once known as the Microsoft Theatre.