The Emmy Nominations Are In! We're Rooting For Everybody Black

Actors Anthony Anderson (L)and Tracee Ellis Ross attend The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 20, 2016 in New York City.
Actors Anthony Anderson (L)and Tracee Ellis Ross attend The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 20, 2016 in New York City.
Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for Peabody Awards)

The 70th Primetime Emmy nominees have been announced!

As I was reading through the list, I was mostly uninterested but of course, I scoped out everyone black and was surprised to see that 30 black people were nominated, with some stars popping up more than once!

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Donald Glover’s Atlanta was the most nominated comedy series, with 16 nominations. I see you, Donald! The multitalented entertainer was also amongst the group of black folk who was nominated twice—once for being the lead actor in a comedy series for his role in Atlanta and the other for guest actor in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live.

Creator/executive producer/writer/director/actor Donald Glover arrives at FX’s ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ FYC Event at the Saban Media Center on June 8, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.
Creator/executive producer/writer/director/actor Donald Glover arrives at FX’s ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ FYC Event at the Saban Media Center on June 8, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.
Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images)

Here’s everybody black who was nominated:

  • Regina King - Seven Seconds
  • John Legend - Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
  • Donald Glover - Atlanta & Saturday Night Live
  • Issa Rae - Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross - Black-ish
  • Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us & Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Jeffrey Wright - Westworld
  • RuPaul - RuPaul’s Drag Race & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
  • Trevor Noah - The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • Samira Wiley - The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Chloe Arnold - The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • Thandie Newton - Westworld
  • Zazie Beetz - Atlanta
  • Leslie Jones - Saturday Night Live
  • Tituss Burgess - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Brian Tyree Henry - Atlanta
  • Kenan Thompson - Saturday Night Live
  • Letitia Wright - Black Museum (Black Mirror)
  • Viola Davis - Scandal
  • Cicely Tyson - How to Get Away With Murder
  • Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us
  • Tiffany Haddish - Saturday Night Live
  • Maya Rudolph - The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes - Black-ish
  • Katt Williams - Atlanta
  • W. Kamau Bell - United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
  • Dave Chappelle - Equanimity
  • Brandon Victor Dixon - Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Adina Porter - American Horror Story: Cult

SNL news anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will be hosting this year’s Emmy’s, which will air on NBC on Sept. 17.

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.

DISCUSSION

That’s an impressive list! Special shoutouts to:

  • Leticia Wright—this kid is gonna be a star
  • Zazie Beetz—I thought she should have gotten an Emmy nod last year!
  • Brian Tyree Henry—more than Paper Boi, this man is an actor!
  • Donald Glover--stay black 
  • Viola Davis—”How you gonna come on my show and get an Emmy nom?”—Kerry Washington
  • Thandie Newton—Big fan, I still think you almost got Terrance Howard killed in Crash, mayne.
  • Brandon Victor Dixon—Damn good Judas, bruh!
  • Adina Porter—Good in EVERYTHING she does! The best actress out there that you “seen in something”
  • Wanda Sykes—yeah, but you wrote for Roseanne, Ma? (side eye)
  • Maya Rudolph—sister just puts in that work, Mama Minnie Ripperton is smiling from Heaven.
  • Tiffany Haddish—when you gonna do a movie with Maya? Ooh, Golden Globes 2019 co hosts??? That would be fire!
  • Ron Cephas Jones—magnificent on This Is Us, deserves an Emmy in 2019 for finding a way to kiss Rosario Dawson in every scene they shared together in Luke Cage this past season (and left around the same time she did, too!)
  • Tituss Burgess—hate your show, love you, bro
  • Samira Wiley—hate your show, love you, sis
  • Regina King—hate what they did to your show, love you, too, sis
  • RuPaul—heard you getting a talk show, you betta work!
  • Jeffrey Wright—Still the best TV MLK (no disrespect Paul Winfield, Tanagra When The Walls Fell!)
  • John Legend—Skinny Jeans Jesus...I ain’t mad tho.
  • Anthony Anderson—Look at Teddy Brodius from Hang Time getting an Emmy and your teammate Antonio Lopez is the new Magnum P.I.? Well, damn!
  • Tracee Ellis Ross—boy did black-ish get dark-ish AF those last 4-5 episodes or what?
  • Katt Williams—how you gonna go from getting beat up by a teenager in a housing development to getting an Emmy for running away like you should have done when that big ass teen came after you? Art imitating life, indeed.
  • Dave Chappelle—seriously, Donald Glover, cast Dave as Darius’s father on Atlanta, already!
  • Chloe Arnold—tap tap tap, keep on tappin’ you good!
  • W. Kamau Bell—Black & Mild in human form
  • Sterling K. Brown—I’m tearing up and I haven’t even heard his acceptance speech, yet.
  • Issa Rae—I’m rooting for you...you know why, sista.
  • Kenan Thompson—don’t you ever leave SNL, you keep showing up until they move the building somewhere you wouldn’t be able to get to via the subway.
  • Leslie Jones—you deserve 10 Emmys just for that ish you had to endure on Twitter that time. I’m sorry you had to put up with that, Ma.
  • Trevor Noah—You alright but I still think you got with Tomi Lahren
  • Cicely Tyson—last but not least, the Queen, the Legend, my Hero.