“The Morning Show” scores Apple TV+ its first primetime Emmy award

The Apple TV+ streaming service has won its first primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Crudup’s performance in “The Morning Show” which stars actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

Last evening’s virtual Primetime Emmy Awards brought one win to “The Morning Show” thanks to Cudrup’s performance as Cory Ellison, the forward-thinking president of the News Division at UBA. In the show, Crudup’s character was brought over from the recently revitalized Entertainment Division to bring some “hip juju.”

Here’s Apple’s description for “The Morning Show”:

What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest? ‘The Morning Show’ follows the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal, and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.

‘The Morning Show’ stars Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy winner Jennifer Aniston and Golden Globe winner Steve Carell in a high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on the morning news.

Check out the motion design that earned Hazel Baird her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Main Title for “The Morning Show.”

And here are all the Emmy nominations for Apple TV+:

The Morning Show

8 Emmy Nominations total, including:

  • Jennifer Aniston, Outstanding Lead Actress
  • Mark Duplass, Outstanding Supporting Actor
  • Steve Carell, Outstanding Lead Actor
  • Martin Short, Outstanding Guest Actor
  • Billy Crudup, Outstanding Supporting Actor
  • Mimi Leder, Outstanding Directing

Defending Jacob

2 Emmy Nominations total:

  • Outstanding Cinematography, Jonathan Freeman, ASC
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Ólafur Arnalds

Beastie Boys Story

5 Emmy Nominations total, including:

  • Outstanding Documentary
  • Outstanding Writing, Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, and Spike Jonze

The Elephant Queen

  • Outstanding Narration

Central Park

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


  • Outstanding Music Composition, Amanda Jones

All told, Apple TV+ had more than a dozen Emmy nominations. The Cupertino company had been promoting all the Apple TV+ accolades on its homepage in the run-up to its September “Time Flies” online product presentation.


You can watch “The Morning Show” on the TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription.