Black Actors Shatter The Emmy Nomination Record

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Last year, history was made with a record 19 black actors garnering Primetime Emmy nominations. This year, however, that number rose to a historic 29 actors as they continue to show Hollywood what the rest of us have already known – black actors are bankable.

Check out the nominations for all 29 black actors below:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us
  • Jeffrey Wright for Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Tracee Ellis Ross for black-ish
  • Issa Rae for Insecure

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Donald Glover for Atlanta
  • Anthony Anderson for black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Thandie Newton for Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Brian Tyree Henry for Atlanta
  • Tituss Burgess for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Kenan Thompson for Saturday Night Live!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zazie Beats for Atlanta
  • Leslie Jones for Saturday Night Live!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Regina King for Seven Seconds

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • John Legend for Jesus Christ Superstar

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Brandon Victor Dixon for Jesus Christ Superstar

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Letitia Wright for Black Mirror
  • Adina Porter for American Horror Story

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Cicely Tyson for How To Get Away With Murder
  • Viola Davis for Scandal
  • Samira Wiley for The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Ron Cephas Jones for This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Kelly Jenrette for The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Maya Rudolph for The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes for black-ish
  • Tiffany Haddish for Saturday Night Live!

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Katt Williams for Atlanta
  • Donald Glover for Saturday Night Live!
  • Sterling K. Brown for Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • DeStorm Power for Caught The Series
  • Melvin Jackson Jr. for This Eddie Murphy Role Is Mine, Not Yours

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • Diarra Kilpatrick for American Koko

 

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