The Complete List of Nominees for the 2023 Emmy Awards HERE!

2023 Emmy Awards Nominations: HBO Dominates Drama and Comedy Categories!

Its the time of the year again! The 2023 Emmy Awards just announced and obviously these nominations represent a remarkable showcase of talent, creativity, and innovation in the world of television. From riveting dramas to side-splitting comedies and thought-provoking limited series, these nominees have pushed the boundaries of storytelling and captivated audiences worldwide. As we eagerly await the awards ceremony, let us celebrate the exceptional contributions made by these nominees and acknowledge the immense talent that continues to shape the television landscape.

This year’s Emmy Awards is going to be a tough one to predict, as there are so many great shows and performances in contention. Here are a few reasons why:

  • The competition is fierce. There are several shows that are considered to be frontrunners for several awards, including “Succession,” “The White Lotus,” “Better Call Saul,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” These shows are all critically acclaimed and have been praised for their writing, acting, and directing.
  • There are a lot of new shows that are also contenders. This year, there were a number of new shows that were released that were met with critical acclaim, such as “Yellowjackets,” “The Bear,” and “Daisy Jones & The Six.” These shows are all fresh and innovative, and they could give the established favorites a run for their money.
  • The Emmys are always unpredictable. Even when there are clear frontrunners, the Emmys have a way of surprising us. In 2022, for example, “Ted Lasso” won Outstanding Comedy Series, even though it was not considered to be a frontrunner. This year, anything could happen.

Very exciting for drama and comedy categories but one thing is for sure, its gonna be tight race between HBO versus HBO versus HBO versus HBO!


Drama Series

In the realm of drama, several remarkable shows have garnered recognition for their compelling narratives, exceptional performances, and breathtaking production quality. Nominees for Outstanding Drama Series include:


Better Call Saul

The Crown

House of the Dragon

The Last of Us


The White Lotus


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

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

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

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

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

Simona Tabasco, The White Lotus

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

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

Writing for a Drama Series

Beau Willimon, Andor (“One Way Out”)

Jesse Armstrong, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”)

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (“Point and Shoot”)

Peter Gould, Better Call Saul (“Saul Gone”)

Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel, and Brett Baer, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)

Craig Mazin, The Last of Us (“Long, Long Time”)

Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Directing for a Drama Series

Benjamin Caron, Andor (“Rix Road”)

Peter Hoar, The Last of Us (“Long Long Time”)

Mark Mylod, Succession (“Connor’s Wedding”)

Andrij Parekh, Succession (“America Decides”)

Lorene Scafaria, Succession (“Living+”)

Dearbhla Walsh, Bad Sisters (“The Prick”)

Mike White, The White Lotus (“Arrivederci”)

Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary


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The Bear

Jury Duty

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso


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

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

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 Bea

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Jessica Williams, Shrinking

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

Writing for a Comedy Series

Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)

John Hoffman, Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky, Only Murders in the Building (“I Know Who Did It”)

Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly & Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)

Christopher Storer, The Bear (“System”)

Mekki Leeper, Jury Duty (“Ineffective Assistance”)

Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, The Other Two (“Cary & Brooke Go to an AIDS Play”)

Directing for a Comedy Series

Tim Burton, Wednesday (“Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe”)

Bill Hader, Barry (“wow”)

Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“So Long, Farewell”)

Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Four Minutes”)

Christopher Storer, The Bear (“Review”)

Mary Lou Belli, The Ms. Pat Show (“Don’t Touch My Hair”)

Limited Series


Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Daisy Jones and the Six

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Taron Egerton, Black Bird

Kumail Nanjiani, Welcome the Chippendales

Evan Peters, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Michael Shannon, George & Tammy

Steven Yeun, Beef

Actress in a Limited 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 and the Six

Ali Wong, Beef

Supporting Actor in a Limited 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

Supporting Actress in a Limited 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

Nicey Nash-Betts, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Merritt Wever, Tiny Beautiful Things

Writing for a Limited Series

Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”)

Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman is in Trouble (“Me-Time”)

Patrick Aison and Dan Trachtenberg, Prey

Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, Swarm (“Stung”)

Eric Appel and “Weird Al” Yankovic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Directing for a Limited Series

Paris Barclay, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Silenced”)

Carl Franklin, Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (“Bad Meat”)

Dan Trachtenberg, Prey

Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Fleishman Is in trouble (“Me-Time”)

Jake Schreier, Beef (“The Great Fabricator”)

Lee Sung Jin, Beef (“Figures of Light”)

Reality Competition Program

The Amazing Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race


Top Chef

The Voice

Reality Host

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, Baking It

Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Variety Scripted Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Saturday Night Live

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

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