Blacks rack up Emmy nominations

Numerous Black actors and comedians recently picked up Emmy nominations for their work on television. Check out the long list of names and catch up on episodes of these hits shows before the Emmy Awards air on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Viola Davis – Received an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for How to Get Away With Murder. She won the award in 2015 for the series.

Samira Wiley – The former Orange Is the New Black star picked up an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination for hew new hit show, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Uzo Aduba – It’s another nomination for Aduba, who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 and 2015 for her work as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on “Orange Is the New Black.”

Thandie Newton – Picked up her first nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Westworld.”

Sterling K. Brown – Brown, who earned his first Emmy for his work as Christopher Darden for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” earned an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “This Is Us.”

Jeffrey Wright – Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Westworld.”

Ron Cephas Jones – Jones, who played William Hill on “This Is Us,” was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Tracee Ellis Ross – Picked up her second nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Black-ish.

Leslie Jones – Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Saturday Night Live,” her first nomination.

Anthony Anderson – Earned yet another Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for “Black-ish.”

Donald Glover – Picked up multiple nominations for his hit FX series, “Atlanta,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as Outstanding Writing (along with his brother Stephen) and Directing for a Comedy Series.

Tituss Burgess – The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star received his third Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Ava DuVernay – The director picked up both a Writing and Directing for a Nonfiction Program Emmy nomination for her Netflix documentary, “13th.” 

Lena Waithe – Picked up a nomination alongside “Master of None” co-star Aziz Ansari for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Snoop Dogg – Yes, Snoop Dogg received a nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program alongside Martha Stewart for their VH1 show, “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.”

Chance the Rapper – The Grammy winner is nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics alongside Kenan Thompson for his work on the song “Last Christmas” for a skit on “Saturday Night Live.”

Common – The Oscar winner is nominated alongside Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song “Letter to the Free” in “13th.

LL Cool J – Picked up a nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program as producer on the hit show “Lip Sync Battle” on Spike TV.

RuPaul – Nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The show was also nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition.

Kamau Bell – The comedian was nominated in the Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program for his show “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell.”

Nominated shows – “Key & Peele” was nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was nominated for Outstanding TV Movie. “Black-ish” and “Atlanta” were nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

 

 

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