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Emmy nominations 2023: The Last of Us and Succession up for top TV awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 28: (L-R) Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal attend the Los Angeles FYC Event for the HBO Original Series'
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are both nominated for their performances in The Last of Us Photo: Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images via AFP

By Steven McIntosh, BBC News

Succession, The Last of Us and The White Lotus lead the nominations for this year's Emmy TV awards.

Sarah Snook, Bella Ramsey, Jenna Ortega and Jennifer Coolidge are among the stars up for acting prizes.

Ted Lasso, The Bear, Abbott Elementary and Wednesday are among the contenders in the comedy categories.

But there is significant doubt over whether the ceremony will go ahead as planned on 18 September due to ongoing strike action in Hollywood.

Trade publication Variety has reported that the Television Academy and the ceremony's broadcast network Fox are debating whether to push the ceremony back to November or even January.

The industry is waiting to see whether the actors' union goes on strike this week, following in the footsteps of the Writers' Guild of America, which would effectively bring all major Hollywood events to a halt.

(FILES) (L-R) Scottish actor Brian Cox, Australian actress Sarah Snook, US actor Jeremy Strong, British actor Matthew Macfayden, US actress J. Smith-Cameron, and US actor Nicholas Braun pose after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for
Succession stars are nominated for acting prizes. Photo: AFP / Frederic J. Brown

British nominees in the acting categories include Daniel Radcliffe, Hannah Waddingham, Taron Egerton, Brian Cox, Matthew MacFadyen and Juno Temple.

Sir Elton John is nominated for best live variety special for Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.

If he wins, he would finally achieve EGOT status, having already won Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

Two of the most expensive dramas of the last year, Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, fared slightly less well.

They scored eight and six nominations respectively, and The Rings of Power was nominated only in technical categories such as visual effects, sound editing, costume and make-up.

US actress Jennifer Coolidge poses with the award for Best Supporting Actress - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture for
The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge has already won a SAG Award and Golden Globe this year. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki is nominated for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown, which is also up for best drama series.

The fifth season sparked a debate about whether Netflix should state more explicitly to viewers that conversations depicted in the series are imagined, and it therefore is not a historically accurate representation of the royal family.

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This story was originally published by the BBC.