These Emmy Nominations Could Result In Historic Wins

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The 2023 Emmy nominations are in, and they are groundbreaking. HBO’s recently wrapped “Succession” led the charge with 27 nominations across several categories. Several other HBO programs, notably “The Last Of Us”, “Barry”, and “The White Lotus”, took home numerous nominations.

FX’s “The Bear”, Hulu’s “Only Murders In The Building”, “Abbott Elementary”, Netflix’s “Wednesday” and “Beef” additionally raked in numerous nominations across the board. Amazon Prime’s book-to-television adaptation “Daisy Jones & The Six” also received several nominations. Several of the year’s standout successful television shows are providing a platform for historically diverse wins.

The Most Groundbreaking Nominations

Pedro Pascal could become the first Latin actor to win an Emmy. Pascal, who originally hails from Chile, was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Joel Miller in “The Last Of Us.” His emotionally moving performance as a grieving father in a post-apocalyptic America captivated audiences of viewers and critics alike. The actor notably saw a spike in his career success later in life, and fans feel that the Emmy nomination is long overdue.

Pascal is the first Latino actor to take home a nomination since Jimmy Smits in 1999. Additionally, Jenna Ortega is the first Latina actress to receive a nomination since America Ferrera’s historic win in 2007 for her role in “Ugly Betty”. Ortega is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Wednesday Addams in “Wednesday.” She already makes history as the youngest Latina Emmy nominee.


Additionally, Bella Ramsey is the first openly non-binary actor to be nominated for an Emmy. Ramsey has previously spoken out on the need for a nonbinary category in awards shows. The actor was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for their role as Ellie Williams in HBO’s “The Last of Us,” in which their character embarks on a cross-country journey alongside Pedro Pascal’s character. Both Ramsey and Pascal were nominated for their first Emmys.

Fans of the actor are excited to see more LGBTQ+ and nonbinary representation at the awards ceremony.

Social Media Reactions

Television viewers are having largely positive reactions to the lengthy list of nominees.


Others felt that a few actors from different successful shows were snubbed this year. Notably, Harrison Ford was not nominated for his performance in the hit show “Shrinking”, in which he plays a brutally honest therapist at his wits end after losing his wife.

Additionally, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” from Netflix and Shondaland did not receive any nominations. The show’s lead actors, India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest, who portray real historical figures Queen Charlotte and King George of England, received widespread acclaim for their performances. The show is a prequel to the events of the hit “Bridgerton” series based on the novels of the same name by Julia Quinn. Notably, season one of the show received a slew of Emmy nominations, leaving viewers confused as to why the prequel did not receive the same attention.

Elsewhere, others were surprised to see Elizabeth Olsen snubbed for her role in HBO’s “Love And Death” while her costar Jesse Plemmons received a nomination for his supporting role.

The Emmys have been postponed from September 18 to potentially January at this time. The postponement comes as a result of the ongoing WGA strike and the impending SAG-AFTRA strike.

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