‘Succession’ dominates nominations as Sarah Snook leads Australia’s Emmys charge

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Fan-favourite shows Succession and Ted Lasso are following up their highly-anticipated series finales earlier this year with a host of Emmy Awards nominations announced Wednesday, joining The Bear, The White Lotus and HBO’s The Last of Us in dominating the field of nominees.
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Sarah Snook, Arian Moayed, Brian Cox, Jesse Armstrong, Kieran Culkin, J. Smith-Cameron and Alan Ruck attend the HBO’s “Succession” Season 3 Premiere at American Museum of Natural History on October 12, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Arturo Holmes/WireImage
Key Takeaways
  • The Bear, a Hulu original series that premiered its second season last month, is a clear Emmy darling in its first awards season with 13 nominations, including a lead actor nomination for Jeremy Allen and outstanding comedy series.
  • Succession, which topped last year’s nomination field with 25, brought in another 27 nods Wednesday and was joined by other predictable favorites The Last of Us, The White Lotus and Ted Lasso, with 25, 24 and 21 nominations, respectively.
  • Succession also made Emmy history Wednesday by becoming the first show to have three actors from the same series simultaneously receive a nomination in the lead actor category—Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong are all up for the award.
  • Jenna Ortega of Netflix’s Wednesday was nominated for best lead actress in a comedy series, the first Latina to be nominated in the category since America Ferrera in 2008.
  • Likewise, Pedro Pascal’s performance in The Last of Us earned him a nomination for lead drama actor, making him the second Latino actor to ever be recognized in the category; Jimmy Smits received several nominations in the 1990s.
  • Notable names missing from the list of nominees include Selena Gomez for her performance in Only Murders in the Building (a repeat of a 2022 snub that saw Steve Martin speak out in protest), Diego Luna from the Star Wars series Andor, Elizabeth Olsen’s Love & Death performance and AppleTV+’s comedy Shrinking.
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Murray Bartlett, Sydney Sweeney, Natasha Rothwell, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Mike White, and Connie Britton winners of Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for “The White Lotus”, pose in the press room during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

What To Watch For

When the Emmys will actually air. The award show is currently set for Sept. 18 but could be postponed if the SAG-AFTRA actors join the writer’s union on strike and opt to not participate in the show. The deadline for the actor’s union to reach an agreement is Midnight Wednesday. The Television Academy and Fox are negotiating when to air the Emmy Awards in the event of a postponement, Variety reported, with the Academy pushing for November and Fox looking for a January date.

Key Background

Shows eligible to be nominated for this year’s Emmys premiered between June 2022 and May 2023, disqualifying some like Outlander, Black Mirror and Based on a True Story.

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Cast and Crew of “Ted Lasso”, winners of Outstanding Comedy Series, pose in the press room during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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The Nominees

Outstanding Comedy Series: Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Jury Duty, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders In The Building, Ted Lasso, Wednesday

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 Comedy Series: Bill Hader, Barry, Jason Segel, Shrinking, Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building, Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso, Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

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Jeremy Allen White accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award for “The Bear” from Haley Lu Richardson and Ashley Park onstage during the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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

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 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

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Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Kieran Culkin attend the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s “Succession” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 20, 2023 in New York City. Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

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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 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 Sharp, The White Lotus, Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or 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 Lead Actor in a Limited Series or 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

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Daniel Radcliffe and “Weird Al” Yankovic attend the “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” Premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at Royal Alexandra Theatre on September 08, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or 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 Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales, Paul Walter Hauser, Blackbird, Richard Jenkins, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Joseph Lee, Beef, Ray Liotta, Blackbird, Young Mazino, Beef, Jesse Plemons, Love & Death

Outstanding Variety 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

Outstanding Competition Program: The Amazing Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Survivor, Top Chef, The Voice

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded): Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter, John Mulaney: Baby J, Lizzo: Live In Concert, Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music & Laughter, Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would, Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer

Outstanding Variety Special (Live): The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, The Oscars, 75th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Scripted Variety Series: A Black Lady Sketch Show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Saturday Night Live

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