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The Handmaids Tale, Netflix and POC Rule Guest Nods for Emmys

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Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley
70th Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement, Los Angeles, USA – 12 Jul 2018

The Handmaids Tale, Netflix People of Color nods in Guest Categories take the top spots as the 2018 Emmys rolled in this morning.  The NBC-TV televised concert of Jesus Christ Superstar grabbed nods for all their leads John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon and Sara Bareilles.  People of Color dominated the Guest Actor/Actress categories with nods for Viola Davis (Scandal), Kelly Jenrette and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), Katt Williams (Atlanta), Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn 99), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Cicely Tyson (HTGAWM), Tiffany Haddish (SNL), Maya Rudolph (The Good Place) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish).

Besides nods for Samira Wiley and Kelly Jenerette, The Handmaid’s Tale literally garnered accolades for nearly every cast member including Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fieness, Alexi Bledel, Ann Dowd (who took home the Emmy last year for her creepiness as Aunt Lydia) and Yvonne Strahovski.

Other people of color who were nominated include Issa Rae (Insecure), Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Regina King (Seven Seconds), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton (Westworld), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Rupaul’s Drag Race Trevor Noah (the Daily Show), Tituss Burgess, Leslie Jones (SNL), W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America, Adina Porter (AHS: Cult), Letitia Wright, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Antonio Banderas, Lin Manuel Miranda.

After this morning’s unveiling, final Emmy voting gets underway August 13 and concludes August 27. The Creative Arts Awards this year are September 8-9, with the Primetime Emmys are set for Monday, September 17 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NBC is broadcasting this year’s primetime show, co-hosted by SNL‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.

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