Get ready to celebrate, folks, because Jeopardy! garnered critical acclaim ahead of a major Hollywood event.
The 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced on July 12, and Jeopardy! scored big with three nominations. Along with Outstanding Game Show, the quiz show was recognized for Outstanding Host for a Game Show for both Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik. What’s more, Entertainment Weekly noted this is the first time the series was up for a Primetime Emmy instead of its traditional Daytime Emmy Awards.
Shortly after the news broke, it didn’t take long for Mayim to pay tribute to fellow longtime Jeopardy! star. “Congratulations @KenJennings on your first Emmy nomination!!” she celebrated on Twitter. “I’m so happy for you! I’m thinking we go in matching tuxedos? Let’s discuss.”
When folks saw how Mayim acknowledge Ken’s career milestone, they immediately responded with messages of congratulations to the former Jeopardy! champion online.
“How many times can I like this tweet? 😎❤️🔥,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Go Ken Jennings … I’m a fan!” another viewer declared. “Congrats to both of you! You should definitely coordinate outfits 👑,” a different follower agreed.
As everyone celebrates Ken making his mark in the world of the Emmy Awards, folks might be wondering about Mayim’s previous success. This marks her fifth nomination overall, after earning four nods from 2012 to 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in The Big Bang Theory.
In case viewers are wondering who Mayim and Ken will compete against for Outstanding Host for a Game Show, Family Feud star Steve Harvey, Password TV personality Keke Palmer and exiting Wheel of Fortunehost Pat Sajak are among the nominees. Guess we’ll have to tune in on September 18 to see who wins the top prize …
As the entertainment and news editorial assistant for Good Housekeeping, Adrianna (she/her) writes about everything TV, movies, music and pop culture. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in business management. She covers shows like The Rookie, 9-1-1 and Grey’s Anatomy, though when she’s not watching the latest show on Netflix, she’s taking martial arts or drinking way too much coffee.