We’ll be updating this article with all of our predictions throughout the season, so be sure to check IndieWire for the latest news on the 2023 Emmys. The nomination round of voting runs from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced on Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. an edited presentation of the ceremonies that will air on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
State of the species
It seems that an outstanding female lead in a Limited or Anthology series or movie generated much more conversation than their male counterparts. Even a narrower project like “Swarm” had a bigger cultural impact than HBO’s big-budget period piece “White House Plumbers.”
While its ratings weren’t what Showtime was boasting about in press releases, Jessica Chastain campaigned hard to make “George and Tammy” the best in the category, earning a somewhat surprising first win at this year’s SAG Awards. (the show had only been out for a few months and was up against last year’s Emmy winner Amanda Seyfried), and now she’s probably getting her first Emmy nomination. Tony being one of this year’s top contenders for his performance in “A Doll’s House” also helped the awards run, as it puts EGOT on the clock.
As for who Chastain is likely to be cast against, the popular choice would be Ali Wong, who starred in the Netflix hit “Beef.” However, there are still some who either have more names or a deeper history at the TV Academy and could still prove to be more formidable contestants.
For example, “Love and Death” star Elizabeth Olsen was nominated in this category just two years ago for “WandaVision,” where she played a character in the second biggest movie of all time. Emily Blunt is also nominated at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance in the Prime Video western “The English.”
Speaking of the Amazon-run streaming service, Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones and the Six”), Dominique Fishback (“Swarm”) and Rachel Weisz (“Dead Ringers”) have all made appearances that have landed Prime Video on to map. in this category like never before. It’s likely that at least one of these actresses was nominated. The same goes for Betty Gilpin’s performance in the Peacock series, ‘Mrs. Davis” and Bel Powley’s appearance on NatGeo’s “A Small Light” to a lesser extent.
Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
Emily Blunt, “The English” (original video)
Lizzy Caplan, “Fleishman is in Trouble” (FX)
Jessica Chastain, “George and Tammy” (Showtime)
Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” (original video)
Jennifer Garner: The Last Thing She Said To Me (Apple TV+)
Betty Gilpin: “Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)
Kathryn Hahn: “Little Beautiful Things” (Hulu)
Riley Keough, “Daisy Jones and the Six” (original video)
Amber Midthunder, “Prey” (Hulu)
Elizabeth Olsen, “Love and Death” (Max)
Bel Powley, “A Little Light” (National Geographic)
Zoe Saldaña, Out of Nowhere (Netflix)
Sydney Sweeney, “Reality” (HBO)
Rachel Weisz, “Dead Ringers” (original video)
Ali Wong, “Beef” (Netflix)
More limited series and TV movie category predictions:
Excellent limited or anthology series
Excellent TV movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Excellent supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Last year’s winner: Amanda Seyfried, “The Fallout”
Still eligible: No.
Hot Streaks: Last year was Hulu’s first win in the category. If an actress like Hahn or Midthunder wins, it would continue the series and solidify the streaming service as a prime destination for limited series projects.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus: Sicily” (submitted as drama series); Kate Mara, “Class of ’09” (season not airing to be eligible); Juno Temple, “Fargo” (Season 5 ineligible).