Emmy Nominations 2023 Include Palisadians, of Course

Pacific Palisades’ Bill Hader has once again been nominated for an Emmy as lead actor in Barry.      Photo: Courtesy HBO Max

By BERNICE FOX

The Emmy race is on and as expected, there are Palisadians in it!

Over the course of Barry’s run, Bill Hader has revealed himself as a multi-talent. And he has past Emmy nominations and wins to prove it. Now for the show’s fourth and final season, Barry has 11 nominations.

And Palisadian Hader has three of them as an individual. He’s nominated as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and for Writing a Comedy Series and Directing a Comedy Series.

And Barry is up for Outstanding Comedy Series. It’s Hader’s production company, Hanarply, (named for his children Hannah, Harper and Hayley) that gets the nomination, along with a producing partner.

Two actors from Barry in supporting roles are nominated opposite each other this year: Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler. Brentwood resident Winkler reacted to his new Emmy nomination by tweeting “This is a wonderful thing!”

Henry Winkler was nominated for an Emmy.
Photo: Courtesy HBO Max

Winkler added “Thank you HBO and Bill Hader and fellow acting partners and crew members for getting me here. Without you I would home tweeting. OH, that’s what I’m doing.”

Despite being known for his wildly popular Fonzie character from Happy Days, Winkler won his first-ever Emmy years later for the initial season of Barry.

Only Murders in the Building is tied with Barry with 11 nominations. Former Palisades honorary mayor Martin Short has one of those nominations. It’s for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Short is the only one of the three lead performers from Only Murders in the Building to be nominated. Steve Martin and Selena Gomez were snubbed.

Reaction to the show’s nominations didn’t come from nominee Martin Short. It came from Steve Martin who tweeted “We love doing our show. Congrats to all.”

Former honorary Palisades Mayor Martin Short was nominated for an Emmy. He’s seen with his co-stars Steve Martin and Selena Gomez.
Photo: Courtesy Hulu

If there’s a reason to be emotional over hearing about an Emmy nomination, this is it.

The late Ray Liotta has been nominated for an Emmy for one of his final roles before his death in May 2022. The Highlands resident had a supporting role in the six-episode true-life prison series, Black Bird.

Liotta’s 24-year-old daughter, Karsen Liotta, issued this statement: “I am so grateful to the members of the Television Academy for honoring my dad with this nomination. He was so incredibly proud of his performance in Black Bird.”

Karsen Liotta added “it would mean the world to him to be nominated alongside (co-stars) Taron (Egerton) and Paul (Walter Hauser).”

The late Ray Liotta was nominated for an Emmy.
Photo: Courtesy: Apple TV+

Former Palisades resident Keri Russell has been nominated for her leading role in the drama series, The Diplomat.

Another former Palisades resident, singer Rihanna, is the center of a Live Variety Special that’s nominated for an Emmy. The lengthy title of this nominated special is The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna.

This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, September 18. Hosting duties for the Emmy Awards rotate among the four major broadcast networks – provided the actors and writers strikes are settled. This year it will be on Fox, which is Channel 11 in Los Angeles.

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