Black Excellence: Here Are The 2018 Black Emmy Nominees
July 12, 2018 · BOTWC Staff
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Nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning and let's just say this year's list is full of Black Excellence.
With 16 nominations, Donald Glover's "Atlanta" has become the most nominated comedy series this year. Glover, who became the first Black person to win an Emmy for Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series in 2017, received another nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and a few nods for directing and writing - which brings his total to five nominations.
Anthony Anderson also scored a nod in the same category, while his "Black-ish" co-star Tracee Ellis Ross and "Insecure" star Issa Rae received one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. John Legend landed a nomination for his role in NBC’s "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," and if he wins, he will achieve EGOT status. Check out the full list of Black Emmy nominees below:
- Sterling K. Brown: "This Is Us" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
- Ron Cephas Jones: "This Is Us"
- Anthony Anderson: "Black-ish"
- Tracee Ellis Ross:" Black-ish"
- Wanda Sykes: "Black-ish"
- Issa Rae: "Insecure"
- Viola Davis : "Scandal"
- Cicely Tyson: "How to Get Away With Murder"
- Chloe Arnold: "The Late Late Show With James Corden"
- Trevor Noah: "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah"
- Tiffany Haddish: "Saturday Night Live"
- Leslie Jones: "Saturday Night Live"
- Kenan Thompson: "Saturday Night Live"
- Donald Glover: "Atlanta" and "Saturday Night Live"
- Zazie Beetz: "Atlanta"
- Brian Tyree Henry: "Atlanta"
- Katt Williams: "Atlanta"
- Dave Chappelle: "Equanimity"
- Jeffrey Wright: "Westworld
- Thandie Newton: "Westworld"
- Regina King: "Seven Seconds"
- Letitia Wright: "Black Museum (Black Mirror)"
- John Legend : "Jesus Christ Superstar"
- Brandon Victor Dixon: "Jesus Christ Superstar"
- Samira Wiley: "The Handmaid’s Tale"
- Tituss Burgess: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
- Maya Rudolph: "The Good Place"
-Adina Porter: "American Horror Story: Cult"
-RuPaul: "RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked"
-W. Kamau Bell: "United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell"
Congratulations to all of this year's nominees! The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards is set to air on NBC on Monday, September 17.
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