List of 2023 Primetime Emmy Nominations for TV Shows and Series


The nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and music-related shows have received significant recognition in various program categories. This year’s Emmy Awards, set to be presented on September 18th, have highlighted the influence and quality of music-related content in the television industry.

One notable nomination is the Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show featuring Rihanna, which has been nominated for outstanding variety special (live). It is competing against other prestigious events like the Tonys and the Oscars. This recognition further solidifies the halftime show’s status as a prominent and influential musical performance. It is worth noting that last year, the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent became the first Super Bowl halftime show to win a top program Emmy.

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This year’s Emmy nominations also mark significant milestones for two iconic musicians. Rihanna and Elton John have received their first-ever Primetime Emmy nominations. For Elton John, winning the award would mean achieving EGOT status—a distinction given to artists who have won all four major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

In the talk series category, Jimmy Kimmel Live! has received its 12th nomination for outstanding talk series, putting it in a tie with Real Time With Bill Maher for the most nods in the category without a win. These shows have consistently delivered engaging and entertaining content, making their nominations well-deserved.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, a show known for its insightful and satirical take on current events, has been moved to the outstanding scripted variety series category. This move has created excitement and anticipation as it competes with Saturday Night Live, which has won in this category for the past six consecutive years. The inclusion of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver in this category has injected some suspense into the awards.

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The outstanding reality/competition program category sees NBC’s The Voice receiving its 12th nomination, breaking the record for the most nominations for a music or dance program. This achievement solidifies The Voice’s status as a long-standing and highly acclaimed reality competition show. It surpasses other notable programs like Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance in terms of nominations.

In the documentary and non-fiction series category, Dear Mama, a program about Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur, is competing for outstanding documentary or non-fiction series. This thought-provoking show delves into the lives of these influential figures in the music industry. The series jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, which focuses on Ye (previously known as Kanye West), was nominated last year but did not win, losing to The Beatles: Get Back.

The outstanding limited or anthology series category features George & Tammy, a series about country music legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette. This emotionally charged and musically rich series pays tribute to the iconic duo and their impact on the country music scene.

Furthermore, outstanding television movie nominations include Weird: The Al Yankovic Story and Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas. These movies exemplify the creativity and storytelling potential of music-related content in the television medium. In recent years, other music-related movies like Bessie and Behind the Candelabra have also received recognition in this category.

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Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love has been nominated for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded). This nomination marks the seventh consecutive decade in which the TV icon has received a nomination, a testament to her enduring talent and contributions to the entertainment industry.

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast live coast-to-coast from Los Angeles on September 18th. The event will be executive produced by Emmy winners Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, along with Emmy nominee Jeannae Rouzan-Clay of Jesse Collins Entertainment. As the anticipation builds, viewers eagerly await the announcement of the winners in these highly competitive and diverse program categories.

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In conclusion, the nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards have highlighted the prominence and impact of music-related shows in the television industry. These nominations serve as a testament to the creativity, talent, and storytelling abilities of musicians and artists in the realm of television programming. With such a diverse range of music-related shows receiving recognition, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards promise to be a celebration of the intersection of music and television.