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Here Are The Black Nominees For The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards

Here Are The Black Nominees For The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards

We're rooting for everybody Black!

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards have plenty of Black excellence going around, with critically acclaimed series like "I May Destroy You," "Lovecraft Country," and "Pose" bringing in several nominations. Tuesday morning's nominations were presented by "This Is Us" actor Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, actress Jasmine Cephas Jones. The duo made history last year when they became the first father and daughter to win performance Emmy Awards in the same year. Below are the Black actors, television shows, and movies in the running this year, you can see the full list here.

Outstanding Drama Series

"Bridgerton "

"Lovecraft Country"

"Pose"

"This Is Us"

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Black-ish"

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

"I May Destroy You"

"The Underground Railroad"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown — "This Is Us"

Jonathan Majors — "Lovecraft Country"

Regé-Jean Page — “Bridgerton”

Billy Porter — "Pose"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba — "In Treatment"

Mj Rodriguez — "Pose"

Jurnee Smollett — "Lovecraft Country"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson — "Black-ish"

Kenan Thompson — "Kenan"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross — "Black-ish"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Leslie Odom, Jr. — "Hamilton"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michaela Coel — "I May Destroy You"

Cynthia Erivo — "Genius, Aretha"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Dave Chappelle — "Saturday Night Live"

Morgan Freeman — "The Kominsky Method"

Daniel Kaluuya — "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Yvette Nicole Brown — "A Black Lady Sketch Show"

Issa Rae — "A Black Lady Sketch Show"

Maya Rudolph — "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Sophie Okonedo — "Ratched"

Phylicia Rashad — "This Is Us"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Don Cheadle — "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"

Courtney B. Vance — "Lovecraft Country"

Carl Weathers — "The Mandalorian"

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito — “The Mandalorian”

O-T Fagbenle — "The Handmaid's Tale"

Michael Kenneth Williams — "Lovecraft Country"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aunjanue Ellis — "Lovecraft Country"

Samira Wiley — "The Handmaid's Tale"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Carl Clemsons-Hopkins — "Hacks"

Kenan Thompson — "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Rosie Perez — "The Flight Attendant"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Daveed Diggs — "Hamilton"

Paapa Essiedu — "I May Destroy You"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Renée Elise Goldsberry — “Hamilton”

Moses Ingram — "The Queen's Gambit"

Outstanding Competition Program

"RuPaul's Drag Race"

“Nailed It!”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

Outstanding Television Movie

“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

“Sylvie’s Love”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

“A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

"8:46 – Dave Chappelle"

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

"Oprah with Megan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special"

"United Shades Of America with W. Kamau Bell" 

Outstanding Host For a Reality or Competition Program

Karamo Brown - “Queer Eye”

Nicole Byer -“Nailed It!”

Daymond John - “Shark Tank”

RuPaul - “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

This 73rd Annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric The Entertainer and broadcast in a live telecast, which is a departure from last year's virtual event due to the pandemic. The ceremony will be on Sept. 19 on CBS and also available on the Paramount+ streaming service.

Congratulations, you all deserve to win!

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Elizabeth Morris for HBO/Liam Daniel for Netflix/HBO/BBC