July 12, 2023
Apple lands record 54 Emmy Award nominations, and makes history as Ted Lasso becomes the most Emmy-nominated comedy for the third consecutive year, and STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie becomes this year’s most nominated documentary film or docuseries
Apple Originals honored with nominations across 13 hit titles, including Ted Lasso, STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, Shrinking, Black Bird, Bad Sisters, Schmigadoon!, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, The Problem With Jon Stewart, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, For All Mankind, Five Days at Memorial, Hello Tomorrow! and Prehistoric Planet
Ted Lasso once again leads as this year’s most nominated comedy with 21 Emmy nominations
Broadly celebrated documentary STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie leads documentaries with seven nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Apple TV+ breaks through in late night as The Problem With Jon Stewart lands three nominations, including Outstanding Talk Series
Apple Original programs Ted Lasso, Shrinking, Bad Sisters, and Black Bird are honored with 15 acting nominations for acclaimed performances
Carpool Karaoke: The Series scores sixth series nomination, following five consecutive wins
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA Apple TV+ makes history with a record 54 Emmy Award nominations across 13 hit Apple Original titles, catapulting to the third most Emmy-nominated network in just over three years since its global launch. Apple Originals land major category nominations, including Outstanding Comedy series for this year’s most Emmy-nominated comedy Ted Lasso; Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special for STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, which also leads as this year’s most Emmy-nominated documentary; Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special for late night breakout The Problem With Jon Stewart; and Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series for Carpool Karaoke: The Series. Nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards were announced today by the Television Academy, and the winners are set to be unveiled at a ceremony on September 18, 2023.
“These brilliantly original stories have made us laugh, given us a greater sense of empathy, and a fresh understanding of our world through many different genres of storytelling,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We are in awe of the unique talents of the casts and crews that have brought these fantastic programs to audiences across the globe, and we thank the Television Academy for these honors.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing this wide array of Apple Original programming,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “It has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with these gifted artists, and we couldn’t be happier to see them acknowledged for their exceptional work today. We send our warmest congratulations to all of the nominees.”
Global phenomenon Ted Lasso becomes the most nominated comedy for the third consecutive year with 21 in total, expanding its nominations for its acclaimed third season. The series also lands nine total acting nominations, becoming only the fifth comedy in history to receive Emmy Award nominations for all of its original series regulars, joining All in the Family, The Golden Girls, Schitt’s Creek, and Will & Grace. Emmy Award-winning stars Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, and Hannah Waddingham are recognized with back-to-back nominations for season three. Stars Phil Dunster and Juno Temple — and guest stars Sam Richardson, Sarah Niles, Harriet Walter, and Becky Ann Baker — also land acting nominations.
Apple Original documentary STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie leads this year’s documentary films and docuseries with a total of seven Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, and Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program.
For the first year, Apple TV+ breaks through in late night programming as The Problem With Jon Stewart is recognized with nominations for Outstanding Talk Series, Directing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.
Apple Originals Shrinking, Bad Sisters, Black Bird, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, Prehistoric Planet, Five Days at Memorial, and Hello Tomorrow! are recognized with first-time Emmy Award nominations. In addition, Carpool Karaoke: The Series scores with its sixth consecutive series nomination, following its fifth win in a row.
Apple TV+ series stars earn 15 acting category nominations, including nine top acting nominations for acclaimed performances in the third season of Ted Lasso, and first-time nominations for Shrinking stars Jason Segel and Jessica Williams, and Black Bird stars Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. Sharon Horgan lands her first acting nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her celebrated performance in the hit Bad Sisters.
Additionally, Apple’s ads continue to make Emmy history by receiving the most nominations for Outstanding Commercial in any given year since the category’s inception in 1997. This year, Apple leads with four out of the seven nominations for its spots “The Greatest” (Apple), “Call Me with Timothée Chalamet” (Apple TV+), “Quiet the Noise” – AirPods (Apple), and “R.I.P. Leon” (Apple).
In 2022, Ted Lasso joined the ranks of comedy legends with its win for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series in the genre in 74 years of Emmy history to do so. The second season of Ted Lasso also became the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (M.J. Delaney).
In total, Apple scores 54 Emmy Award nominations, including:
Ted Lasso season three (21)
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Phil Dunster
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Juno Temple
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Sam Richardson
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Becky Ann Baker
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Sarah Niles
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Harriet Walter
- Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Declan Lowney
- Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: A.J. Catoline, ACE, Alex Szabo
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: Melissa McCoy, Francesca Castro
- Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)
- Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling
- Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: “Fought & Lost”
- Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: “A Beautiful Game”
- Outstanding Music Supervision
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (7)
- Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
- Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
- Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
Bad Sisters (4)
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sharon Horgan
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Dearbhla Walsh
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Black Bird (4)
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Taron Egerton
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Paul Walter Hauser
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Ray Liotta
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Schmigadoon! season two (3)
- Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
- Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
The Problem With Jon Stewart season two (3)
- Outstanding Talk Series
- Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
- Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Segel
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jessica Williams
Five Days at Memorial (1)
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
Prehistoric Planet season two (1)
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me (1)
- Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program
For All Mankind season three experience (1)
- Outstanding Emerging Media Program
Carpool Karaoke: The Series season five (1)
- Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series
Hello Tomorrow! (1)
- Outstanding Main Title Design
Nominees for Outstanding Commercial (4)
- Apple – “The Greatest” – Accessibility
- “Call Me with Timothée Chalamet” – Apple TV+
- Apple – “Quiet the Noise” – AirPods
- “R.I.P. Leon” – Apple
In Bad Sisters, the tight-knit Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intent — and set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reason to kill him. The Bad Sisters ensemble cast is led by Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab, and newcomer Saise Quinn round out the ensemble cast.
The series is executive produced and written by Horgan with Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, who adapted it from the Belgian version of the series Clan, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin. Horgan, Faye Dorn, and Clelia Mountford executive produce for Merman; and Gozin, Bert Hamelinck, and Michael Sagol executive produce for Caviar. In addition to Horgan, Baer, and Finkel, the series is written by Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar, and Paul Howard. Dearbhla Walsh, Josephine Bornebusch, and Rebecca Gatward serve as directors. Walsh also serves as executive producer. Bad Sisters is produced by Merman Television and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero and decorated policeman’s son Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison, he is given the choice of a lifetime — enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole. Keene quickly realizes his only way out is to elicit a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through. But is this suspected killer telling the truth? Or is it just another tale from a serial liar? This dramatic and captivating story subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.
Black Bird is developed, written, and executive produced by Dennis Lehane. The first three episodes are directed by Academy Award nominee Michaël R. Roskam, who also serves as executive producer. Lehane, Egerton, and Roskam executive produce alongside Richard Plepler through his EDEN Productions; Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin, and Ryan Friedkin executive produce through Imperative Entertainment; Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert executive produce through EMJAG Productions; and Kary Antholis also executive produces, along with the book’s author Keene. Jim McKay and Joe Chappelle also direct. The limited series is produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
This season, the stars — sharing a car, singing along to their personal playlists, and embarking on new adventures — include Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon, Ciara, Brian Cox, Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Alan Cumming, Duran Duran, Nikki Glaser, Method Man, Sandra Oh, Chris Redd, Amber Ruffin, Wilco, Russell Wilson, the cast of For All Mankind, and more.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series is produced for Apple by CBS Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions, with executive producers James Corden, Eric Pankowski, and Ben Winston.
Five Days at Memorial
From Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, who both also serve as directors, and starring an award-winning ensemble cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
In addition to Farmiga, Smith Jr., and Jones, the limited series stars Robert Pine, Julie Ann Emery, Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston, and W. Earl Brown.
Five Days at Memorial is executive produced and written by Cuse and Ridley, and the series is directed by Cuse, Ridley, and Wendey Stanzler. The series hails from ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
For All Mankind
The propulsive third season of the alternate reality series takes viewers to a new decade, moving into the early ’90s with a high-octane race to a new planetary frontier: Mars. The Red Planet becomes the new front in the Space Race not only for the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake. Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion.
For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore, and Emmy Award nominees Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert. Nedivi and Wolpert serve as showrunners, and executive produce alongside Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions, as well as David Weddle, Bradley Thompson, and Nichole Beattie. For All Mankind is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Hello Tomorrow! is an inspiring dramedy starring and executive produced by Emmy and Critics Choice Award winner Billy Crudup. Set in a retro-future world, Hello Tomorrow! centers on a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Crudup stars as Jack, a salesman of great talent and ambition, whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his coworkers, revitalizes his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him. The ensemble cast starring alongside Crudup includes Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Dewshane Williams, Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Matthew Maher, and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver.
Co-created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen, Hello Tomorrow! is produced by MRC Television. Stephen Falk, Jonathan Entwistle, Bhalla, and Jansen serve as executive producers, alongside Crudup. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, and Noah Weinstein serve as executive producers for Mortal Media.
The series — from executive producers Jon Favreau and Michael Gunton and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, with an original score by Hans Zimmer, Anže Rozman, and Kara Talve from Bleeding Fingers Music — transports viewers back millions of years in the past to discover our world, and the dinosaurs that roamed it, all in extraordinary detail. Viewers explore five new habitats, including the active volcanoes of India, the marshlands of Madagascar, the deep oceans near North America, and so much more. Throughout this season, the series and its creators take you up close into dinosaurs’ habitats to experience the dangers, the adventures, and even the camaraderie between species unlike any we’ve seen before.
Prehistoric Planet combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings, and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit, with support from the photorealistic visual effects of MPC applied to concept art created by Jellyfish Pictures. The theme is by Hans Zimmer and Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music, with an original score by Zimmer, Rozman, and Talve for Bleeding Fingers Music.
The Problem With Jon Stewart
Acclaimed host, writer, producer, director, and advocate Jon Stewart, recipient of the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, leads with compassion and humor as he takes a deep dive into some of the most important issues of our time. Using comedy and common sense, the series features tough, topical, and culture-moving conversations from the perspectives of stakeholders, experts, and individuals confronting these issues.
The Writers Guild Award-nominated series The Problem With Jon Stewart is hosted and executive produced by Stewart through his Busboy Productions. The series is executive produced by showrunner Brinda Adhikari, alongside Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler through his Eden Productions, which has an exclusive overall production deal with Apple. Lorrie Baranek and Reza Riazi are supervising producers, and Kris Acimovic is head writer.
Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of Schmigadoon! finds Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) in Schmicago, the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. The second season of Apple’s broadly acclaimed comedy includes new original musical numbers from co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner Cinco Paul, as well as returning stars Strong, Key, Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, and Aaron Tveit, with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two.
Schmigadoon! hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Schmigadoon! is co-created by Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is a documentary feature about singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur, and activist Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is directed and produced by Alek Keshishian.
After years in the limelight, Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light. This film marks the second project for Apple with producers Lighthouse Management & Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.
Starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford in one of his first television roles, Shrinking follows grieving therapist Jimmy (Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own. In addition to Segel and Ford (Paul), the series stars Jessica Williams (Gaby), Christa Miller (Liz), Lukita Maxwell (Alice), Michael Urie (Brian), and Luke Tennie (Sean).
Co-created by Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso executive producer Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso star, writer, and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein, and Segel, Shrinking is produced by Warner Bros. Television Studios, where Lawrence and Goldstein are under overall deals, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Lawrence, Segel, Goldstein, Neil Goldman, James Ponsoldt, Randall Winston, Jeff Ingold, and Liza Katzer serve as executive producers.
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie starring Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, is directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim. The film, which incorporates documentary, archival, and scripted elements, recounts Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, unspools alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film feels like … well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie is produced by Concordia Studio. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen, and Jonathan King serve as producers, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, and Fox’s longtime producing partner Nelle Fortenberry executive producing. The project marks the second partnership for Apple and Concordia Studio following the Emmy Award-winning documentary Boys State.
Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination, and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer, with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, and is based on the preexisting format and characters from NBC Sports.
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