By Leen Al Saadi

Succession, White Lotus and More: Here are All the Major Emmy Nominations for 2023

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 26: Jennifer Coolidge, winner of the the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series award for “The White Lotus” and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “The White Lotus,” poses in the press room during the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The anticipation is building as the television industry gears up for the most prestigious event of the year, the 75th Annual Emmy Awards, taking place on September 19th. As the glitz and glamour descend upon Hollywood, this year’s nominations have taken the entertainment world by storm, with an array of captivating shows competing for recognition. From gripping dramas to thought-provoking comedies, the 2023 Emmy nominations have sparked excitement. This year, the spotlight is on three highly acclaimed shows that have emerged as front-runners this year: “Succession,” “The Last of Us” and “White Lotus.”

“Succession,” the critically acclaimed HBO series, has been a force to be reckoned with since its debut. With its intricate exploration of power, family dynamics, and corporate intrigue, the show has garnered a loyal following and critical acclaim and scored a total of 27 Emmy nominations. Will the Roy family’s gripping saga win big at the 2023 Emmy Awards, solidifying its place as one of television’s greatest dramas?

Amongst the remarkable lineup of Emmy nominations, another standout production has captivated audiences with its gripping storytelling and cinematic brilliance: “The Last of Us.” Adapted from the critically acclaimed video game series, this HBO drama has struck a chord with viewers worldwide, immersing them in a post-apocalyptic world teeming with danger and raw human emotion. With a staggering 24 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, “The Last of Us” has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the realm of television storytelling.

Another standout series that has taken audiences by storm is “White Lotus.” This darkly comedic and satirical creation by Mike White has enthralled viewers with its enigmatic characters, biting social commentary, and the intricate web of stories woven within a luxurious Italian resort for season 2.

Below, see the series nominated for the 2023 Emmy Awards.

Drama Series


“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“House of the Dragon”

“The Last of Us”


“The White Lotus”


Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”


“The Bear”

“Jury Duty”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Only Murders in the Building”

“Ted Lasso”


Limited Series


“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

“Daisy Jones & the Six”

“Fleishman Is in Trouble”

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”

The Crown • Mou Mou • Netflix • Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, Director of Photography Adriano Goldman (ASC, BSC, ABC)

House Of The Dragon • The Lord Of The Tides • HBO Max • HBO in association with 1:26 Pictures, Bastard Sword, and GRRM Productions, Director of Photography Catherine Goldschmidt

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Four Minutes • Prime Video • Amazon Studios, Director of Photography M. David Mullen (ASC)

The Old Man • I • FX • 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company, Director of Photography Sean Porter

Wednesday • Woe What A Night • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An MGM Television Production, Director of Photography David Lanzenberg

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Black Bird • Hand To Mouth • Apple TV+ • Apple Studios, Director of Photography Natalie Kingston

Boston Strangler • Hulu • 20th Century Studios, Director of Photography Ben Kutchins

Dead Ringers • One • Prime Video • AnnaPurna Pictures, Amazon Studios, Director of Photography Jody Lee Lipes (ASC)

George & Tammy • Stand By Your Man • Showtime • MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, Freckle Films, Blank Films Inc, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Aunt Sylvia’s Moving Picture Company, Director of Photography Igor Martinovic

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities • The Autopsy • Netflix • Netflix / Double Dare You, Director of Photography Anastas Michos (ASC, GSC)

Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program

100 Foot Wave • Chapter VI – Force Majeure • HBO Max • HBO Presents, Topic Studios, Library Films, Amplify Pictures, Cinematography by Antoine Chicoye, Mikey Corker, Vincent Kardasik, Alexandre Lesbats, Chris Smith, Laurent Pujol, João Vidinha, Michael Darrigade

Secrets Of The Elephants • Desert • National Geographic • Oxford Scientific Films LTD and Earthship Productions for National Geographic, Director of Photography Toby Strong, James Boon, Bob Poole

The 1619 Project • Justice • Hulu • Onyx Collective, Lionsgate Productions in association with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and The New York Times Director of Photography Jerry Henry

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy • Calabria • CNN • CNN Original Series, RAW, Director of Photography Andrew Muggleton

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie • Apple TV+ • An Apple Original Film in association with Concordia Studio, Director of Photography C. Kim Miles (CSC, ASC, MySC), , Cinematography by Clair Popkin, Julia Liu

The Territory • National Geographic • National Geographic Documentary Films Presents a Documist and Associação Jupaú Film in association with Time Studios, Xtr, Doc Society Climate Story Fund / A Production of Protozoa Pictures, Passion Pictures, Real Lava, Cinematography by Alex Pritz, Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wa

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.