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Congrats To These Emmy Nominees!

Congrats To These Emmy Nominees!

Emmys 2020

Today the Television Academy announced the nominees for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. We’re excited for the Black artists nominated and will highlight here who was nominated in the popular categories below:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Jeffrery Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Ginacarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

Laurence Fishburne, #FreeRayshawn

Stephan James, #FreeRayshawn

Mamoudou Athie, Oh Jerome, No (Cake)

Corey Hawkins, Survive

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

Jasmine Cephas Jones, #FreeRayshawn

Outstanding Narrator

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Revolution

Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Elephant Queen

Angela Bassett, The Imagineering Story

Lupita Nyong’o, Serengeti

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Billy Porter, Pose

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Competition Program
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self-Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Comedy Series
Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Maya Rudolph, Big Mouth
Leslie Odom Jr., Central Park
Wanda Sykes, Crank Yankers

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Stephen Williams, Watchmen

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Stan Lathan, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on Sunday, September 20, 2020. No word yet if it will be filmed in front of a live audience or filmed virtually.

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