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.
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— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) July 12, 2023
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.
HE DESERVES IT pic.twitter.com/IJfJCCx83g
— caroline (@strangerdeans) July 12, 2023
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.
— Ddg and Halle fan account (@Ddgxhalle23) July 12, 2023
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.
I’m so happy for them
— ꧁𝙻𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎𝙷𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚍𝙰𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎꧂ (@LeaveHeardAlone) July 12, 2023
Social Media Reactions
Television viewers are having largely positive reactions to the lengthy list of nominees.
He deserves all awards 💥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/roi3iTflNl
— elvira peña (@setfiretourain) July 12, 2023
Congrats!!! Loved her as riley
— warrior nun | tlou | wenclair shipper (@yourmomm26) July 12, 2023
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.
biggest snub is harrison ford not being nominated for an emmy like have you seen him???????? smhpic.twitter.com/EhHvmrPX0X
— sara who? (@sasha2deep) July 12, 2023
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.
I'm so sorry can someone explain to me SLOWLY…how the HELL did queen Charlotte: a bridgerton story not get a single nom….Corey mylchreest and india amarteifios acting wad otherworldly not only them but arsema thomas, golda rosheuvel and Michelle Fairley pic.twitter.com/f3n64V6RAV
— lexi (I hate cfc) (@Alex05923602) July 12, 2023
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.
They really put Elizabeth Olsen through this just for the Emmys to snub her 😭 pic.twitter.com/vyCmRNv9rm
— alias (@itsjustanx) July 12, 2023