Apple TV+ earned 19 Emmy nominations for the first year. That includes numerous nominations for The Morning Show, a star-studded drama that was a highlight of Apple TV+ last autumn.
The Morning Show got Apple TV+ so many Emmy nominations
Jennifer Aniston was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her work on The Morning Show. This isn’t her first Emmy nomination, but it’s the first she’s received for dramatic acting rather than comedy.<!– –>
Aniston’s co-star Steve Carell picked up an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series.
And both Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass got nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series. Plus, Martin Short got a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series.
In total, The Morning Show was recognized by the Academy eight times. That comes on top of Jennifer Aniston earning a Screen Actors Guild award for her portrayal of embattled news anchor Alex Levy. And it picked up plenty of Golden Globe nominations.
Other Apple shows recognized by the Academy
More than just this one drama pulled in Emmy nominations for Apple TV+. The documentary Beastie Boys Story also did particularly well.
It was nominated for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special. And it was recognized for Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program for the work of Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Spike Jonze. Plus, Jeff Buchanan got the nod for Outstanding Picture Editing, while Martyn Zub got one for Outstanding Sound Editing for this same documentary.
Other Apple TV+ productions getting noticed include an Emmy nomination to Leslie Odom Jr. for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for the first episode of Central Park, an animated musical-comedy on Apple TV+.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was nominated for Outstanding Narrator in the nature documentary The Elephant Queen.
An episode of Defending Jacob scored an Outstanding Cinematography nomination. And the series was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.
Apple’s Home documentary series got a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition.