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The 2023 Emmy Nominations were announced yesterday (July 12.) Along with the surprises and the snubs, a number of notable projects in the rock world were honored with nominations.

These projects included live concert specials, award ceremonies, a documentary, a wacky biopic and a series adaptation of a best-selling book. Keep scrolling to see which rock projects were recognized by the Television Academy.

The 75th Emmy Awards air live on Fox on Monday, September 18, beginning at 8 pm ET.

  • 'Daisy Jones & the Six'

    The Amazon Prime series based on the New York Times best-seller about a fictional rock band in the ’70s took in 10 nominations. Among them are Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Riley Keough and Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.

  • 'Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert'

    The epic Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert honoring the late Foo Fighters drummer received one nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special. The concert is available for streaming via Paramount+.

  • 'Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium'

    Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium received three Emmy nominations. Among them are Outstanding Variety Special (Live.) If he wins in that category, it’ll finally give Sir Elton EGOT status.

  • '2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony'

    The 2022 Rock Hall induction ceremony special snagged three Emmy nominations. The show’s nominations include Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Techincal Direction and Camerawork For A Special and Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special.

  • 'Moonage Daydream'

    The David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream received five Emmy nominations. Among them are Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program, both for Brett Morgen.

  • 'Bono & the Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman'

    Bono & the Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman received one Emmy nomination. Considering the lush performances, it’s no surprise that the nomination is for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series or Special.

  • 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

    Finally, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story received eight nominations. Among them were Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie for Daniel Radcliffe as Al Yankovic.

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