2023 Emmy Awards Best Comedy Series Predictions

“Ted Lasso” is looking for its third straight Emmy win for Outstanding Comedy Series over other big contenders that are coming to an end, such as “Maisel” and “Barry,” as well as up-and-coming newcomers like “Abbott Elementary” and “The Bear”.

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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

While it’s unlikely that the smash hit “Hacks” (HBO Max) will make it back in time to be eligible for this year’s Emmys, given that Jean Smart will have to take some time off from production to recover from heart surgery, the Outstanding Comedy Series competition. has not become less competitive.

Season 3 of “Ted Lasso,” the two-time winner’s last, is the headliner and definitely sets up the widely popular Apple TV+ sports comedy for another awards success, but also its fellow Emmy winner in a year and a half absence. “Abbott Elementary” has truly risen. This winter, the ABC sitcom won a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Comedy. Last year’s Best Supporting Actress and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series awards were also a highlight of the night, making a positive impression on many TV Academy voters.

Still, the network TV hit is becoming a rarity, and the competition is more likely to be dominated by streaming series. Hulu has strengthened its grip on the Comedy race, propelled by a working relationship with FX Networks, so expect “Only Murders in the Building” and “The Great” to get even more Emmy love from newcomer “The Bear”, which is arguably the biggest. last summer’s hit.

The most development awards go to Netflix, which not only enters the Comedy race with the blockbuster series “Wednesday,” but also some critical favorites, such as the 2022 AFI Award winner “Mo” and SXSW premiere “Beef.” . The Peacock’s biggest contender of all time is “Poker Face,” the star-studded mystery series created by four-time Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne and two-time Oscar nominee Rian Johnson.

However, it should be noted that the upcoming fifth season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is also the Emmy-winning swan song of 2018’s Outstanding Comedy Series, so if creator Amy Sherman-Palladino were to save the best for last, Amazon Prime Video series can be credited with winning an Emmy.

Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“The Bear” (FX)
“Beef” (Netflix)
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
“The Big One” (Hulu)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Mo” (Netflix)
“Spider Face” (Peacock)
“Shrink” (Apple TV+)
“Wednesday” (Netflix)
“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

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

Click here for IndieWire’s full predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards.

Last year’s winner: “Ted Lasso”
Still eligible: Yes.
Hot Streaks: A third straight Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso” wouldn’t break any major records, but it would put the Apple TV+ hit in the same league as other beloved comedies like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” also “Taxi,” and “30 Rock,” which won the category three times in a row.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: “Hacks” (Season 3 was not eligible); “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Season 12 was not eligible); “Black” (End)

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