We will update this article throughout the season, along with all our predictions, so make sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2023 Emmys race. The nomination round of voting takes place from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced Wednesday, July 12. Afterward, final voting commences August 17 and ends the night of August 28. The 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will now take place Monday, January 15, live on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT.
See our previous thoughts on what to expect at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards here.
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The State of the Race
Don’t let last year’s Emmys, where “The White Lotus” star had it in the bag as much as any nominee possibly could, cloud one’s judgment of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie race. This is often one of the most unpredictable acting categories year-to-year.
Even with the nominations themselves, there was a bit of expectation that “Tiny Beautiful Things” star Merritt Wever could make it in, even if her show was unlikely to get an Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series nomination, because she has won two Emmys before (one of which was in this category for Netflix’s “Godless.”) But Juliette Lewis and Annaleigh Ashford both making the cut for “Welcome to Chippendales,” a show that premiered last November, and received almost no recognition during winter TV awards, was a big surprise.
The one constant through this race has been Niecy Nash-Betts as a frontrunner for her work on the huge hit Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” with Emmy winner Claire Danes trailing close behind for her climactic work in “Fleishman Is in Trouble” on FX. This year makes Nash-Betts a five-time nominee, so she has been on voters’ radar for a while, and what better time than now to finally award her for playing the most thoughtful part in one of the most widely watched shows of the TV season.
“Beef” star Maria Bello and “Daisy Jones and the Six” star Camila Morrone are the newcomers, with their shows having been spring releases, but both are representing for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series nominees. The latter likely has the edge though, and could even win, as the musical Prime Video series arguably has the broadest appeal, and the young actress delivers a star-making performance as Camila Dunne, a difficult role to take on given the source material’s fervent following.
Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
Camila Morrone, “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Prime Video)
Claire Danes, “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (FX)
Maria Bello, “Beef” (Netflix)
Merritt Wever, “Tiny Beautiful Things” (Hulu)
Annaleigh Ashford, “Welcome to Chippendales” (Hulu)
Juliette Lewis, “Welcome to Chippendales” (Hulu)
Will Win: Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
Could Win: Camila Morrone, “Daisy Jones and the Six”
Should Win: Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
More Limited Series and TV Movie Category Predictions:
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Outstanding TV Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
To see IndieWire’s full set of predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards here.
Last Year’s Winner: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Still Eligible: Kind of (She moved categories).
Hot Streak: With neither Coolidge nor any actor receiving an Emmy nomination, there are no significant possible hot streaks to highlight in this category.
Notable Ineligible Series: Aubrey Plaza, Meghann Fahy, Haley Lu Richardson, Sabrina Impacciatore, Simona Tobasco, and Beatrice Grannò, “The White Lotus: Sicily” (submitted as a Drama Series); Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richa Moorjani, and Jessica Pohly, “Fargo” (Season 5 was not eligible)
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