20 Historic Emmy Nominations for African Americans!!!!

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ok…y’all that follow my blog know that I usually ONLY talk about films, but baby, when they announced the nominees this morning I just couldn’t keep the excitement to myself as my peers in tv land made history setting the record for the most nominations of African-American actors EVER – 20 TOTAL!!! Not to mention that two of them hail from my alma mater Howard University (Taraji P. Henson and Anthony Anderson).

Let’s face it…2015 has been a stellar year for television and especially for people of color (that includes my Asian and Latina sista’s and brothers too, ie…Jane The Virgin and Fresh Off The Boat)!  But baby, when they announced the nominees this morning I just couldn’t keep the excitement to myself.

It’s also exciting that  unconventional shows like “Orange Is The New Black” and “Transparent” are getting some love!   Another Emmy Nominee for Documentary, Going Clear:  Scientology and the Prison Belief was reviewed right here at CRC after missing it at Sundance and catching it in LA at LACMA…Check out what I said…

Going Clear:  Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Check out which African-Americans will have their phones ringing off the hook this morning and that eh Emmy Nominating Committee has honored with nominations this morning…

LEAD ACTRESS DRAMA

Taraji P. Henson  “Empire”

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Viola Davis ” How To Get Away With Murder”

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LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

David Oyelowo “Nightingale”

(Read my review of Nightingale…which I first saw at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2014 and was one of the scripts that received attention on “The Black List”)

Carla Renata’s Corner Review of Nightingale

 

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson “black-ish”

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Don Cheadle  “House of Lies”

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black”

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SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Keegan-Michael Key “Key & Peele” (also nominated for Writing Emmy)

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Titus Burgess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

 

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES

Queen Latifah “Bessie”

 

 

LIMITED SERIES

“American Crime” created and written by Oscar Winning Writer John Ridley (also nominated for Writing Emmy)

“Bessie” written and directed by Dee Rees

 

GUEST ACTOR in a DRAMA SERIES

Reg E. Cathey “House of Cards”

Cicely Tyson “How To Get Away With Murder”

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Khandi Alexander “Maya Pope”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR in a LIMITED SERIES

Regina King “American Crime”

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Mo’Nique “Bessie”

 

 

OUTSTANDING CASTING, LIMITED SERIES

Kim Coleman “American Crime”

 

For the full list of nominees…click on the link below..

2015 Emmy Award Nominations

 

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