Apple TV+ Earns Over a Dozen Emmy Nominations for 'The Morning Show,' 'Defending Jacob,' and More

Apple TV+ has earned its first Emmy nominations this morning, with nominations for "The Morning Show," "Central Park," "Defending Jacob," "The Elephant Queen," and "The Beastie Boys Story."


In total, Apple has earned well over a dozen Emmy nominations this year. ‌Apple TV‌+ launched last fall, so this marks the first time Apple has been eligible for entry into the Emmys.

You can read the full list of Emmy nominations on the Television Academy's website. We've gathered all of Apple's nominations in the list below.

"The Morning Show"

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series - Steve Carell
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series - Jennifer Aniston
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Billy Crudup
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Mark Duplass
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Martin Short
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Mimi Leder
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program
  • Outstanding Main Title Design

"Central Park"

  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - Leslie Odom Jr.

"Defending Jacob"

  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music - Olafur Arnalds
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie - Jonathan Freeman

"Home"

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special

"The Elephant Queen"

  • Outstanding Narrator - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"The Beastie Boys Story"

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program
  • Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

Yesterday, Apple won Daytime Emmys for "Ghostwriter" and "Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10." In total, Apple was nominated for 17 awards overall, eight of which were for "Ghostwriter" alone.

The final winners of the 72nd Emmy Awards will be revealed on Sunday, September 20 on ABC.

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6 days ago at 10:28 am
This should dispel the narrative by some on the forum that ATV+ has absolutely no content worth watching. Kudos to Apple.
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6 days ago at 09:45 am
I thought that The Morning Show was really, really good. Can't wait for season 2.
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6 days ago at 09:43 am
Have to say, that I was pleasantly surprised by the Morning Show, especially as I didn't like Jennifer Anniston. But thanks to her great performance there I couldn't stop watching :)
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6 days ago at 11:09 am


The Beastie Boys was much better than I expected, especially considering how boring everything else is on Apple TV+. I tried watching See but couldn't get past the 1st episode, For all Mankind lost me really fast after the second or third episode, and Greyhound is just boring.

I know its free for the first year but everything for me has been extremely underwhelming considering the backing of Apple.

See has one of the coolest fight scenes in the history of anything. No hyperbole. I’m serious when I say I was blown away.
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6 days ago at 10:37 am
Seriously? Mandalorian gets a nomination for Best Drama, but Morning Show doesn't? What a friggin joke!

Also, Mythic Quest and Little America got seriously snubbed. Not cool. Chris Evans should've gotten a nom for Defending Jacob as well, in the limited series category.
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6 days ago at 09:43 am
The Morning Show wasn't great... entertaining enough, though, that I watched the whole season.
Despite the show's shortcomings, the cast WAS really good. Tough beat for Reese Witherspoon to get left out of the nom party, but she was definitely the weakest link in the cast. Not totally her fault. Miscast as the young up and comer. If anyone else deserved a nomination, it was Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Also, the titles were also nice.
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