Prince Harry & Meghan’s Netflix series got nominated for a HCA TV Award

The Emmy nominations come out today. As I get older, I care less about the Emmys, honestly – there’s so much good TV and so much great “niche” content, it feels like the Emmys are such a throwback to a different time, a time when network television and mainstream, water-cooler programming were the center of everything. Anyway, I expect that Netflix’s Harry & Meghan docu-series will get nominated for an Emmy in some “Outstanding Docuseries” category or something. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix series is already nominated for a Hollywood Critics Association Award. The 2023 HCA TV Awards just announced their nominations for the Creative Arts. Here’s H&M’s category:

Best Streaming Nonfiction Series:
Harry & Meghan (Netflix)
Prehistoric Planet 2 (Apple TV+)
Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss (Peacock)
Rennervations (Disney+)
The 1619 Project (Hulu)
The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy (Apple TV+)

[From The Hollywood Critics Association]

They’re up against The 1619 Project? Hm. Honestly though, this category is kind of chaotic and it just shows how the “docuseries” and “nonfiction series” category has been expanded. Anyway, I’m happy for the Sussexes and their Netflix series really was good. I wish they would do another docuseries, honestly. I wish Meghan would do a cooking show too.

Photos courtesy of Netflix.

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  1. Jais says:

    Yes, to the cooking show! Along with maybe some socal food and travel destinations. I’m sorry but I’d watch that in a second. Anyways congrats to Liz Garbus and her team and Harry and Meghan.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      You know what I would love for a cooking show? All those little worthy groups who put out a fundraising cookbook, what if Meaghan met with them, discussed their charity and made one or two recipes from the cookbook? What a boost for those organizations!

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I am truly curious. Why do you and Kaiser want Meghan to do a cooking show? What would you want the focus of the show to be (ex. vegan, Mediterranean, et al.)? Would you want Meghan to host it or just produce it?

      • Becks1 says:

        I dont want her to do a straight cooking show, but I think some kind of food related show would be a great fit for her (travel and local restaurants, something like that.) She is knowledgeable about food and likes to cook; she has an engaging personality on screen, and she makes people feel comfortable very quickly. I think those qualities would make her a good host of a food-related show.

      • Bee says:

        TBH all I can do is laugh at those comments. Meghan has ascended so far above cooking show level. It ain’t going to happen. Her sights are set so much higher.

        I can see her detractors pushing for it. But that’s not her interest level in working. Just like how her pod was exploring different issues and not just a celeb chat pod.

        She was working with the UN before she met Harry. THE UN. This is her life’s work. She’s not going to become a celebrity chef.

    • Kelsey says:

      If Meghan did an Anthony Bourdain style (RIP to his sweet soul) travel-cooking series I would lose my shit with excitement. Cooking and eating with locals at little known “hole in the walls”, setting up collabs with community kitchens + small businesses to generate more buzz for their cuisine and establishments, oh my goodness. Obviously with the chil’ren it would probably be a limited series but it would be so freakin good! The Archwell foundation could generate so much good charity with something like that.

      • S808 says:

        I love this idea!!

      • Snuffles says:

        Isn’t Archewell already collaborating with World Kitchen? I thought I read they donated money for kitchens to be built in certain countries prone to natural disasters. I could easily see a documentary done on their work. I also read that a lot of these kitchens that get set up keep doing stuff for the community after a disaster is over.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Snuffles yes Archewell helped fund three or four community centers for World Central Kitchen – places that can be used for cooking/feeding people during natural disasters but the rest of the time are used as community centers.

      • Jais says:

        Yep, just tell me when and where to watch. It would be amazing.

      • Caribbean says:

        I would love a travel series, but they cannot, I don’t think. The logistics would be a nightmare. Unfortunately, what the RF AND DM and others like them has accomplished, is that the haters that would not normally care are now constantly hyped/riled up against the Sussexes.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think focusing on the WCK locales would be a great idea. It would be a way to focus on the issues of the area and highlight more than just food.

      • windyriver says:

        Just FYI re: WCK – Ron Howard did a documentary about them that came out about a year ago, “We Feed People”. Don’t remember everything it covered (believe it was on Disney and I’m no longer a subscriber), but might have covered some of what’s being proposed above. For example, WCK established a chef training school and had a cookstove replacement program in Haiti which may have been included. in any event, the fact that a documentary was recently done, and by Howard, could blunt any interest in making another.

        Or not. In any event, there’s other good ideas people here are suggesting…

    • PrincessOfWaffles says:

      Im in for the cooking show and I wanna know what she likes for home dec!

  2. B says:

    How wonderful for Liz & the Sussexes to be nominated! Meghan & Harry are starting off strong as Producers!

    There is stiff competition with the 1619 project but nowadays there is so much content to choose from its a honor to be noticed and nominated.

  3. Southern Fried says:

    I’m not surprised since it’s outstanding and grateful it’s being recognized as the fine work it is. Congrats to the whole team!

  4. Good for the Sussexes they deserve to be nominated and I hope they win but are up against some stiff competition. What’s that sound I hear bashing of teeth things being thrown an incandescent rage tantrum ? Let’s see what the royal cult and tabloids will spew.

  5. Miranda says:

    Being nominated for an award is an awfully strange way to mark “the beginning of the end” of their brand, isn’t it?

    I would LOVE to watch Meghan in a cooking show, or any sort of lifestyle programming, really. I always feel like I missed out on The Tig since I didn’t know who she was back then, and I want to make up for that.

  6. Maxine Branch says:

    . The nomination for Harry and Meghan is indeed a win for them and their production team. But Nicole Hannah Jones 1619 Project should win because of the historical significance of the 1619 project. I think even the Sussexes would be supportive of a win for Hannah Jones.

    • tamsin says:

      @Maxine Branch
      Agree with your point about the historical significance of 1619 Project to Americans as a whole. However, Harry and Meghan might be nominated in categories related to nonfiction series and they could win one of those. Hope they come away with a win in some technical category. It was an excellent series that had to portray their story in the proper context. Harry and Meghan’s will have historical significance to UK monarchy.

  7. Tessa says:

    Congratulations to harry and Meghan. Well deserved

  8. Inge says:

    Yes a cooking show from Meghan!!!

  9. Becks1 says:

    Yay, that’s awesome!!

    I agree re: the Emmys. I feel like that awards show is just sliding into irrelevance.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    Good for them. They probably won’t win but to be nominated is good for their reputation as producers.

  11. WaterDragon says:

    I have always enjoyed the music selected for the closing credits of each episode, My particular favorite was Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” at the close of episode four. Very clever!

    Take that, Incandescent, Royal Rota, and the Courtier Vipers.

  12. MsIam says:

    Proud of them for being nominated! What was it that dingbat from Australia said about the Sussexes being “shunned” by Hollywood?

    • Debbie says:

      Well, you know what they say, if you want to know what’s going on in Hollywood, ask someone from… Australia?

  13. Islandgirl says:

    Congrats to Harry and Meghan and the team.

  14. GDubslady says:

    A cooking documentary about food and charitable outreach with the Together Hubb Kitchen and World Central Kitchen, Salaam Shalom Kitchen in Nottingham UK and a Clvr Blend charitable outreach segment

    • Kingston says:

      Yes to all you said. Except for everything involving the uk. A big fat NO to everything uk.
      The uk is in the rearview mirror of H&M’s life.
      “Forward Ever. Backward Never.”

  15. aquarius64 says:

    Congrars to the Sussexes for their nomination. There is stiff competition, especially the 1619 Project, but the nod from the industry is good for the brand. Cue the BM for the temper tantrums because they now have egg on their face (again) for predicting the Sussex career demise. Spotify and UTA look like idiots too.

    • Debbie says:

      What I particularly dislike is they’re always predicting doom and gloom and downturns in popularity or the Sussexes’ fortunes, but they never acknowledge the peaks. I mean, in order to have downturns, there have to be highs. It’s just so intellectually dishonest to me.

  16. Libra says:

    How about a show featuring all those who cook for the homeless and those unable to provide adequate nutrition on their own? Meghan could host and introduce.

    • Snuffles says:

      Or a show on food insecurity and food deserts. How hard it is to eat healthy when you live in some areas. You can’t access fresh fruit and vegetables but there is a fast food restaurant on every corner.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @Snuffles, that would be brilliant, we could also see how community cooking can be so good for every neighbourhood. Different people in the local area contributing whatever they can, then turning it all into something that feeds all the families. I remember when Megan spent days in the Grenfell kitchen, helping the survivors cook meals with whatever they had. She bought a lot of the produce herself and then helped them produce and publish a cook book which raised a lot of money for them. She is still in contact with them even now, also, BIG congratulations for the nomination, because that in itself is a massive achievement. Stand by for the British rags launching a big suck up campaign for the useless Royal reps over here and finding ways to dig at Harry and Megan.

      • Jaded says:

        @Snuffles and Mary Pester — great ideas. I actually bought the book and cook from it, the recipes are delicious. I would love it if she partnered with José Andrés on a documentary about his World Kitchen initiative, he is such a passionate and charismatic guy. I wonder what the WanKs will come up with to counter this nomination? Another Mary Berry cooking with Khate TV bit? Maybe a Victorian Sponge or Trifle?

  17. Krista says:

    I would LOVE a Meghan cooking show.

  18. Julianna says:

    This is great news! I really am so happy for them. I bet Peg is raging and balling his fist and the rags are plotting at this very moment. The derangers/bots are about to deploy. The derangers (whoever a lot of them may actually be) will be especially extra today. This nomination doesn’t go with “finished” hate narrative they have been saying for the past 3 years.

  19. QuiteContrary says:

    This is great news!

  20. Kingston says:

    Around the time that H&M met with the UN in NY, there emerged some talk about M working with them in the area of Food Security. If my memory serves me right, I think the discussions fell within this context:
    “In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres convened a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit launched bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.”

    This is where I hold out some hope that if M offers any Netflix content regarding food, it will be on a global level that brings together aspects of the UN SDGs and how this dovetails with the WCK-Archewell partnership and Archewell’s construction of Community Relief Centres in India, Dominica and Puerto Rico.

    Knowing M’s expertise and creativity in building synergies, I expect that whatever emerges, will be innovative, educational, entertaining, informative and practical in its impact on peoples lives.

    • Beverley says:

      @Kingston, this is an ideal suggestion. I would love to see Meghan address these issues. She has global reach and acclaim. A partnership with the UN would be quite significant.

  21. Lady Esther says:

    I would love a “Meghan cooking show” including lots of the ideas already proposed here. But in addition, I’m still rooting for Harry to take over David Attenborough’s mantle and do a show on various wildlife species (not just on the African continent but all over the world) that are endangered and showcasing efforts already being done to save them. One of the reasons I don’t watch my beloved wildlife documentaries anymore is because they almost never focus on solutions, only on the threats…I’d really like to see organisations that are already working on the problem highlighted and Harry would be a great host.

    Also, just an FYI if you’re googling obsessively like me on the Emmy nom announcements today, the nominations for documentaries aren’t scheduled to be announced until 27 July, so Harry and Meghan have some time 🙂

    • Josie says:

      The Documentary Emmy nominations were in fact announced today. The nominees for 2023 are “100 Foot Wave” (HBO); “The 1619 Project” (Hulu); “Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur” (FX); “Secrets of the Elephants” (National Geographic) and “The U.S. and the Holocaust” (PBS).

      • Lady Esther says:

        Thanks for the correction @Josie…the page I found saying that they wouldn’t be announced until another week looked pretty official to me, my bad!

  22. HeatherC says:

    I can’t handle how bad the Sussexes are at failing They are so bad at it. They’re failing at failing!

    Margaritas on me tonight, salt provided by the tears of the haters.

  23. Beverley says:

    Congratulations to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan!

    Can you hear the fists pounding, the heads exploding, and the sinks being ripped from the walls as the Royal Family gets this news today?? Today is a good day.😎

  24. Nicegirl says:


  25. JanetDR says:

    Any photos from their wedding leave me in a absolute puddle! They are just magic together 💗

  26. AmandaS says:

    Not sure what the Hollywood Critics Association is, I’d never heard of them before this announcement. Doesn’t look like H&M got an Emmy nod, though.

    • May says:

      I commented a while back that I think the recent spate of articles bashing Harry and Meghan and their work product, especially from people in the entertainment industry, was intended to diminish their chances of getting nominated for an Emmy. I know, it sounds like a tin-foil tiara theory but, as some of you have noted, Royal reporters’ heads would have exploded if they were nominated for an Emmy; and, a nomination would dininish their argument that the Sussexes are on their way out, in terms of the entertainment industry. It is interesting how things have calmed down the last couple of days …

  27. Well Wisher says:

    Congratulations to the Sussexes’ and their production team. It is well-deserved.

  28. AC says:

    It’s one of their first collaboration in content creation. My team and I didn’t win an Emmy award until 10-11 years later.
    They’ll get more experienced in content creation and producing. And one day they may get nominated. With that said, good for them on getting a nomination With the HCA. It’s a start.
    To the tabs out there mocking, where’s your Pulitzer Prize or Nobel Peace Prize in journalism 😆.