The Emmy Nominations Are In! Zendaya, Yvonne Orji and ‘Insecure’ Earn Their First Nominations - The Shade Room

The Emmy Nominations Are In! Zendaya, Yvonne Orji and ‘Insecure’ Earn Their First Nominations

TSR Black Excellence: The Emmys are benefitting from a LOT of melanin this year and we’re here for the representation in these nominations!

Just in the categories for acting alone, there are at least 32 Black actors and actresses nominated for their performances in a variety of shows. Some of our veteran actors are being acknowledged for their greatness including Regina King, Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett and Eddie Murphy!

Then we have Zendaya, who wowed people with her performance in HBO’s “Euphoria,” earning her her first nomination ever as well as another HBO star, Yvonne Orji, getting her MUCH overdue credit for playing Molly on “Insecure.”

SWIPE to see the black excellence being celebrated for the 2020 Emmys.

 

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRBlackExcellence: The Emmys are benefitting from a LOT of melanin this year and we’re here for the representation! ___ Just in the categories for acting alone, there are at least 32 Black actors and actresses nominated for their performances in a variety of shows. Some of our veteran actors are being acknowledged for their greatness including Regina King, Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett and Eddie Murphy! ___ Then we have #Zendaya, who wowed people with her performance in HBO’s “Euphoria,” earning her her first nomination ever as well as another HBO star, #YvonneOrji, getting her MUCH overdue credit for playing Molly on “Insecure.” Not to mention, this is the FIRST time “Insecure” has been nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy Series.” ___ SWIPE to see the black excellence being celebrated for the 2020 Emmys and click the link in our bio to see the full list of Black nominees! (📸: @gettyimages)

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Here is the full list of Black nominees being recognized for acting for the 2020 Emmys:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series

  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-is

Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama series

  • Billy Porter, Pose

Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series

  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-is

Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series

  • Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Lead Actor in a limited series or movie

  • Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a limited series or movie

  • Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere
  • Octavia Spencer, Self Made
  • Regina King, Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series

  • William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
  • Mahershala Ali, Rami
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
  • Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series

  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a limited series

  • Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Watchmen
  • Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Samira Wiley, 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

  • Ron Cephas, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Maya Rudolph, The Good Place and Saturday Night Live
  • Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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 Comedy Series

  • Insecure

 

 

TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh

 

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