Emmys API Nominations: ‘Beef’ Dominates and More

It’s that time of the year again, Emmy season, when the biggest shows on the small screen from anxiety-inducing drama series like “Succession” to anxiety-inducing comedy series like “The Bear” are recognized for making us laugh, cry and stare at our TVs in complete silence. (Though if you live in Los Angeles, you probably already know that because of the 100s of “For Your Consideration” billboards that populate the city.) 

While the Television Academy didn’t offer many surprises in their nominations — with HBO standouts “The White Lotus” and “The Last of Us”  dominating this year’s pool — quite a few API stars were also recognized for their work. From Netflix’s limited series “Beef” snatching 13 nominations to Ali Wong making history as the first Asian American woman nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series, the 2023 ceremony is slated to be an exciting event for APIs in Hollywood.

See our full list of API nominees below.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Yellowjackets” — Shout out to Courtney Eaton and Simone Kessell who play Teen Lottie and Present Day Lottie respectively.

Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie

  • “Beef”

Lead Actor in Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Kumail Nanjiani — “Welcome to Chippendales”
  • Steven Yeun — “Beef”

Lead Actress in Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Ali Wong — “Beef”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Will Sharpe — “The White Lotus”

Supporting Actor in Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Joseph Lee — “Beef”
  • Young Mazino — “Beef”

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

  • Lee Sung Jin — “Beef”

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

  • Joel Kim Booster — “Fire Island”

Outstanding Television Movie

  • “Fire Island”

Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series 

  • Beef”

Outstanding Picture Editing 

  • Beef”

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes For a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie

  • “Beef”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for A limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • “Beef”

Best Unstructured Reality Program

  • “Indian Matchmaking”

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program

  • Padma Lakshmi — “Top Chef”
  • Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness  — “Queer Eye”

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special

  • Padma Lakshmi —  “Taste The Nation With Padma Lakshmi”