Series stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were both nominated in the best actress in a drama category. The series itself was also nominated in the best drama series category. Witherspoon and Aniston will now compete against Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), and Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”). The show will go up against the same shows in the drama series race along with HBO’s “Succession.”
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today’s historic nominations,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s co-head of worldwide video. “After the debut of Apple TV+ just last month, today’s nominations are a true testament to the powerful storytelling that went into ‘The Morning Show,’ as well as all of our Apple Originals.”
Read the full list of nominations here.
“The Morning Show” stars Aniston, Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Karen Pittman, Desean Terry, and Janina Gavankar. The show was picked up for two seasons when it was first ordered at Apple in 2017. Jay Carson created the series, with Kerry Ehrin later coming onboard to redevelop it and serve as executive producer and showrunner. The series is executive produced by Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine; Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, the studio; and Mimi Leder, who also directs.
“‘The Morning Show’ is resonating with audiences all around the world and today’s recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association further reinforces how timely and special this series is,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s other co-head of worldwide video. “Congrats to Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder and the unparalleled cast and creative minds behind this project. We cannot wait to continue exploring the world of ‘The Morning Show’ into season two.”
The show was one of four major scripted originals Apple made available upon the launch of Apple TV Plus in November, along with “See,” “For All Mankind,” and “Dickinson.” “The Morning Show” has received mixed reviews from critics, holding approval ratings of just over 60% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. In his review for Variety, Daniel D’Addario wrote, ‘The Morning Show,’ in trying to sell all sides of its story without committing to telling a single one well, falls startlingly short. And, worst of all, there’s not a human worth caring about in sight.”