- Film And TV
- 13 Jul 23
The Apple TV+ show saw Sharon Horgan earn two Emmy nominations, one for Leading Actress and the other in the Writing category.
The Irish actor/writer/director earned two nominations – both for the Apple TV+ drama series Bad Sisters. The first came in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, with stiff competition in the group, alongside the Best Writer category.
The other contenders in the Lead Actress group are Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us), Keri Russell (The Diplomat) and Sara Snook (Succession).
Bad Sisters also picked up nominations for directing (Dearbhla Walsh) as well as the nod for Outstanding Casting for a drama series.
#BadSisters is nominated for Best Drama Series!
Created by and starring @SharonHorgan, with Sarah Greene, Yasmine Akram,@PaulTylak and Rory O’Neill, with Editor @FinOates, Costume Designer Camille Benda!
A huge congratulations to the entire team! 👏📷 #HCATVAwards pic.twitter.com/kloyqxxvff
— United Agents (@UnitedAgents) July 12, 2023
The comedy-thriller is set in Dublin and filmed on location in Ireland, having been penned by Horgan based on the Flemish series Clan. The show follows the Garvey sisters - Eva, Grace, Ursula, Bibi, and Becka - four of whom plot to kill their sister Grace's abusive husband John Paul.
The sisters find themselves at the centre of a life insurance investigation. The series flips between timelines—one before John Paul's death, in which Grace's sisters plot to murder their brother-in-law, and another after his death, in which a determined insurance agent tries to prove the sisters' malicious involvement to save his struggling business.
Anne-Marie Duff, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Eva Birthistle and Horgan portray the five sisters, plus Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, and Claes Bang in fellow lead roles.
Speaking to Deadline yesterday, the Dubliner revealed that she's working hard on Season 2 of the hit show.
“I was working until 1:30 in the morning on my rewrites,” she said. “I feel like the thing we wanted to do with the second series is to make it in a lot of ways very familiar, and in a lot of ways completely different because you need to sort recognise and still connect to a story, but from a writing point of view, you don’t want to be repeating yourself and going over old ground. I think the thing that interests me is the ‘what happens next’ of it.”
At the end of last season, “There is a joyfulness,” Horgan said, "but every single one of their lives has been impacted incredibly negatively. And so it’s the aftermath of that. Lots of things happened in the first season that we’re able to use in a really delicious way, but I can’t really tell you how.”
Bad 4-Time Emmy-Nominated Sisters pic.twitter.com/9Qv16ipzc3
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) July 12, 2023
Elsewhere, Father Ted director Declan Lowney was nominated for Apple TV+'s comedy Ted Lasso.
Succession holds this year's top spot with 27 Emmy nominations, followed by The Last of Us (24), The White Lotus (23) and Ted Lasso (21).
Succession also made Emmy Award history after receiving three lead actor nominations for its final season. Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin will go head-to-head at the 75th annual awards, after all receiving nods in the category. It's the first time ever that three actors from the same series have been nominated simultaneously for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
— Succession (@succession) July 12, 2023
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