Saturday, December 4, 2021

All of the Black People Nominated for 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards

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.

*The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday with people of color well represented throughout the major categories.

Both Donald Glover and his FX series “Atlanta” received nominations, as did co-stars Bryan Tyree Henry and Zazie Beets.

Issa Rae poses for a photo during HBO's Insecure Live Wine Down at Essence at the Ace Hotel on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Issa Rae poses for a photo during HBO’s Insecure Live Wine Down at Essence at the Ace Hotel on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae nabbed a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as the return of her HBO series inches toward its Aug. 12 premiere.

Tiffany Haddish continues her steamroll through Hollywood, earning a nod for her turn as host of “Saturday Night Live’s,” where she was the first black female comedian to take on the gig.

Tiffany Haddish at the Essence Magazine And Hollywood Confidential Present An Evening With Tiffany Haddish at Saban Theatre on July 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Tiffany Haddish at the Essence Magazine And Hollywood Confidential Present An Evening With Tiffany Haddish at Saban Theatre on July 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Other nominees include Tracee Ellis Ross for “black-ish,” Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us” and “Westworld” stars Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton.

In a twist, “How to Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis earned an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nod for her crossover episode of “Scandal,” and will face Cicely Tyson in the category, who was nominated for her guest role on “HTGAWM” as the mother of Davis’ character, Annalise. Also competing in the category is Samira Wiley of “The Handmaids’s Tale.”

Katt Williams in the FX series "Atlanta"
Katt Williams in the FX series “Atlanta”

In another twist, Katt Williams was nominated for his guest role in “Atlanta” and will compete for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series against the show’s creator and star Donald Glover, who was nominated for his hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” Also in the category is Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

Competing against Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz in the Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress categories are Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” and Tituss Burgess of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Facing Haddish for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series will be Wanda Sykes for “black-ish” and Maya Rudolph for “The Good Place.”

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT -- Pictured: John Legend as Jesus -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT — Pictured: John Legend as Jesus — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

Other Emmy nominees include Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Regina King (Seven Seconds), “Black Panther” star Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult), Letitia Wright (Nish), Bruno Mars (24K Magic Live At The Apollo) John Legend and Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

The 2018 Emmys take place on September 17th.

View the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Yvonne Strahovsi, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
William H. Macy, Shameless
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamelon Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullaly, Will & Grace

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Katt Williams, Atlanta
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace

Outstanding Television Movie
Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
Black Mirror: USS Callister

Outstanding Limited Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Alienist
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose
Godless

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
John Leguizamo, Waco
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Nish
Merritt Wever, Godless
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety/Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Music Direction

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo • CBS • Fulwell 73 Bruno Mars, Music Director
Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC Davey Johnstone, Music Director
The Oscars: • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Wheeler, Music Director
Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake • NBC • NFL Network Adam Wayne Blackstone, Music Director
Tony Bennett: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

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