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Apple’s award-winning, global hit “The Morning Show” leads as this year’s most-nominated series for the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards, and Apple TV+ lands 16 nominations in total

Major category nominations include Best Drama series for Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning “The Morning Show,” Best Comedy Series for Emmy Award-nominated sensation “Shrinking” and Best Limited Series for the acclaimed “Lessons in Chemistry”
Press Release December 5, 2023
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Emmy Award-winning hit “The Morning Show” has landed six nominations including Best Drama Series from the 29th Annual Critics Choice Association Awards.

Apple TV+ was recognized today with a record 16 nominations across six programs for the 29th Annual Critics Choice Association Awards television categories, including Best Drama Series for Emmy Award-winning hit “The Morning Show,” Best Comedy Series for brilliant Emmy Award-nominee “Shrinking” and Best Limited Series for the widely acclaimed new “Lessons in Chemistry.” The winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 14, 2024 in Los Angeles.

“The Morning Show” lands six total honors including Best Actress in a Drama Series for stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, as well as Best Supporting nods for Billy Crudup, Nicole Beharie and Karen Pittman. Additionally, recently renewed Best Comedy Series “Shrinking” also scores Best Supporting nods for outstanding performances by stars Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. Best Limited Series “Lessons in Chemistry” earns four total nominations including Best Actress in a Limited Series for star and executive producer Brie Larson, and Best Supporting nominations for Lewis Pullman and Aja Naomi King. Phil Dunster and Ron Cephas Jones are recognized with Best Supporting Actor nods in “Ted Lasso” and “Truth Be Told,” respectively, while Tom Holland lands Best Actor in a Limited Series for “The Crowded Room.” 

These nominations mark Apple’s most recent recognition from the Critics Choice Awards, following a Best Foreign Language Series win for “Pachinko” and Paul Walter Hauser’s Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series win for “Black Bird” in 2023. In 2022, “Ted Lasso” swept the top comedy categories for the second consecutive year with four awards in total, including back-to-back awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as for Brett Goldstein in the Best Supporting Actor category. The broadly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning Apple Original Film “CODA” was also honored in 2022, with star Troy Kotsur winning the award for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the first Deaf actor to be honored with a Critics Choice Award. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 407 wins and 1,695 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

Apple TV+ received 16 total nominations for the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards, including:

“The Morning Show”

Best Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series — Reese Witherspoon

Best Actress in a Drama Series — Jennifer Aniston

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Billy Crudup

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Nicole Beharie

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Karen Pittman

“Lessons in Chemistry”

Best Limited Series

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television — Brie Larson

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television — Lewis Pullman

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television — Aja Naomi King


Best Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — Harrison Ford

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Jessica Williams

“Ted Lasso”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — Phil Dunster

“Truth Be Told”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Ron Cephas Jones

“The Crowded Room”

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television — Tom Holland 

“The Morning Show”

“The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. In season three, the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. Unexpected alliances form, private truths are weaponized and everyone is forced to confront their core values both in and out of the newsroom.

“Lessons in Chemistry”

Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself fired from her lab, she accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives — and the men who are suddenly listening — a lot more than recipes.


Starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford in one of this first television roles, “Shrinking” follows grieving therapist Jimmy (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own.

“Ted Lasso”

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.

“Truth Be Told”

From acclaimed writer, showrunner and executive producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman, “Truth Be Told” is an NAACP Image Award-winning drama that offers a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage. In season three, Poppy (Octavia Spencer), frustrated by the lack of media attention for several young missing Black girls, teams with an unorthodox principal (Gabrielle Union) to keep the victims' names in the public eye while chasing down leads to a suspected sex trafficking ring that may have ensnared them.

“The Crowded Room”

Starring and executive produced by Tom Holland, “The Crowded Room” is a gripping, 10-episode limited series that stars Holland as Danny Sullivan, a man who is arrested following his involvement in a shooting in New York City in 1979. A captivating thriller told through a series of interviews with curious interrogator Rya Goodwin (Amanda Seyfried), Danny’s life story unfolds, revealing elements of the mysterious past that shaped him, and the twists and turns that will lead him to a life-altering revelation. Hailing from Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman, “The Crowded Room" is a coproduction between Apple Studios and New Regency.

All programs are currently streaming on Apple TV+. 

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. 

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