CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA – Apple TV+ makes Emmy Awards history with a record 54 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 Talk Series 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 Emmy Awards 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).