Shrinking Harrison Ford Jason Segel Apple TV+
ManOfTheCenturyMovie Awards Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Comedy Series

Shrinking Harrison Ford Jason Segel Apple TV+

We’ll be updating this article throughout the season, along with all of our predictions, so be sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2023 Emmy race. Nomination voting will run June 15-26, with nominees official at the Emmys announced Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, with a curated presentation of the ceremonies airing on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

The state of the breed

Despite the fact that ‘Ted Lasso’ season 3 was not a critical success, its core audience still seemed enthralled by its perhaps last run of episodes. The Jason Sudeikis-led series, which has won Outstanding Comedy Series two times in a row, is poised to have another big show at the 2023 Emmys, especially if it’s truly winding down.

So great is the sports comedy’s effect on TV Academy that there’s now anticipation for “Shrinking,” a more modest hit for Apple TV+ from superproducer Bill Lawrence, “Ted Lasso” writer/star Brett Goldstein and Jason Segel, also enter the big Comedy categories at this year’s Emmys. It certainly helps that the show takes partial credit for Harrison Ford’s current career revamp.

Since TV Academy comedic tastes tend to be broad, there’s a high chance ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” will once again show up with Emmy voters. It would also be the winning pick if the stakes weren’t so high around the “Ted Lasso” ending. The comedy that aired this year even won a Peabody Award, as did the latest season of FX’s ‘Atlanta’ and Netflix’s gem ‘Mo’.

However, the show most likely to shake up the comedy categories is the FX drama ‘The Bear’ which has already picked up a few awards for lead Jeremy Allen White and even supporting actress Ayo Edebiri. The only real knock against it for the outstanding comedy series itself is that, like “Barry” (another top contender here), it serves up more tension than hilarity.

The Netflix series ‘Wednesday’ is another newcomer to the Emmy conversation, with the thought that its massive success is too big to ignore, but it’s still a challenge to break into the category when there are a few maybe shows that have been nominated. before returning to contention, such as “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX) and the celebrated final season of past winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video).

Current contenders (in alphabetical order):
“Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
“Atlanta” (FX)
Barry (HBO)
“The Bear” (FX)
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
“Booking Dogs” (FX)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
“Ghosts” (CBS)
“The Great” (Hulu)
“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” (Prime Video)
“Mo” (Netflix)
“Poker Face” (Peacock)
“Zoom Out” (Apple TV+)
“Wednesday” (Netflix)
“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

More predictions on the comedy category:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

To see IndieWire’s full set of predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards click here.

Last year’s winner: “Ted Lasso”
Still eligible: YES.
Hot Series: If “Ted Lasso” scores a third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, it wouldn’t break any major records, but it would put Apple TV+’s success in the same league as other beloved sitcoms like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi,” and “30 Rock,” which also won the category three times in a row.
Notable ineligible series: “Hacks” (season 3 was ineligible); “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Season 12 was ineligible); “Black-ish” (expired)

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