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ManOfTheCenturyMovie Awards Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Talk Series

Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Talk Series

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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

The move to double down on variety series categories since those shows themselves have gone out of style provides for a fascinating race from the outstanding talk show series.

Two top contenders, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ (Comedy Central) and ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ (CBS), are elated that this TV season has been the last hurray for their hosts.

Again, the Talk category was won by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” or one of its alumni since 2003. Noah, Stephen Colbert, and even Stewart himself are all contenders this year who are able to make sure this strip continue. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” benefits most from “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the show that has won the category for the past seven consecutive years, having been moved to the Outstanding Scripted Variety Series pool because the CBS host is in reality a two-time Talk Series winner for his previous show, ˜The Colbert Report.

Meanwhile, ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart’ is only in this category because it was barred from making it into the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series category or was nominated for a Special Emmy last year, so it seems unlikely the Apple TV+ show will crash. suddenly and win over all the potential candidates who stuck to the variety talk format.

If there is one show to break up the streak, many believe it would be “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” based on the ABC host’s recent success with the Oscars, but the real dark horse is NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” which was nominated in this category for the first time last year, and has often been the only non “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” late night talk show to make the cut in the Outstanding Related Writing category for a Variety Series Emmy.

Current contenders (in alphabetical order):
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC)
“The Last Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“The Problem with Jon Stewart” (Apple TV+)
“Live with Bill Maher” (HBO)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Pit Stop with Bianca Del Rio” (MTV)
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“See what happens live” (Bravo)

Other category predictions:
Outstanding animation programme
Outstanding Scripted Variety Series
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

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

Last year’s winner: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
Still eligible: NO.
Hot Series: John Oliver’s HBO series has won the designated late-night talk show category for seven consecutive years, even though his show only airs on Thursdays and does not feature guests. The introduction of the Scripted Variety category this year changes that, mainly by moving “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” out of the category. However, Outstanding Variety Talk Series/Outstanding Variety Series has gone to an alum of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” every year since 2003, so Stephen Colbert or Trevor Noah could continue that unprecedented series.
Notable ineligible series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (billed as a scripted variety series); “Ziwe” (billed as a scripted variety series); “My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” presented as a hosted or special non-fiction series); “The Problem with Jon Stewart” (presented as a hosted non-fiction series or special); “Conan” (ended); “Desus & Mero” (finished); “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (Finished)

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