Emmy Predictions 2023: ‘Barry’ and ‘Succession’ Dominating Final Weeks for Eligibility; First Projections for Documentary Categories

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UPDATED: April 20, 2023

Weekly Commentary: The close of the eligibility window is fast approaching.

HBO is dominating the headlines at the moment with the final seasons of the drama “Succession” and the comedy “Barry.” Their limited series slate is about to add excitement with the upcoming “Love & Death” with Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons and “White House Plumbers” with Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux.

News of category submissions is flooding the season such as “The Problem with Jon Stewart” having to compete in talk series, HBO submitting “A Black Lady Sketch Show” for 30 categories and Marlee Matlin being put up for directing an episode of the Fox anthology crime series “Accused,” alongside Michael Chiklis, also a lead actor hopeful.

The ranked charts for supporting actress (drama) and supporting actor (limited) have been released. Down below, you can see the alphabetical first guesses for outstanding animated program, directing (variety series), documentary or nonfiction series, documentary or nonfiction special and hosted nonfiction series or special.

Emmy Nominations voting runs from June 15-26. The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 12. Check back every Thursday for the latest updates. All information is preliminary and is subject to change.


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