Kerry Washington, Regina King, Issa Rae, Laverne Cox… Black Stars Who Bagged Emmy Nods 2020

By Duchess Magazine

The Academy has landed a nod of approval from the public following its much approved diverse mix of nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards which were announced on Tuesday.

According to Variety,  34.3 percent of the acting nominees are Black, out of the total of 102 acting nominees across the categories.

Hit shows like “The Mandalorian,” “Insecure” and “Schitt’s Creek” landed multiple nods with “Watchmen” earning a wowing 26 nominations, the most of any show.

Netflix stuns big with a jaw dropping 160 nominations across all categories, scoring 107 nods, mainly thanks to Watchmen, which got 26 nods, including one for Regina King for Best Actress and Best Limited Series.

Disney+ made history with 15 nominations, the most ever for any first-year network, thanks to The Mandalorian while Kerry Washington scooped four nominations across four different categories; producer for the Netflix movie “American Son,” live ABC specials of “All in the Family” and “Good Times” and as producer and star of Hulu limited series “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Other black entertainers who bagged nominations are:

Zendaya Coleman, who landed her very first nod with Euphoria, for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. For outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie, Regina King was nominated for Watchmen, Octavia Spencer received a nomination for Self Made, and Kerry Washington was recognized for her role in Little Fires Everywhere.

Angela Bassett was nominated for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her appearance on A Black Lady Sketch Show, which also received a nomination for outstanding variety/sketch series.

For outstanding guest actress in a drama series,  Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder), Laverne Cox(Orange Is the New Black), and Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us) landed nods as well.

Uzo Aduba was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie for Mrs. America 

Billy Porter, landed a nod for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for Pose and Jeremy Pope for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie for Netflix’s Hollywood.

Not left out, Anthony Anderson(black-ish) and Don Cheadle (Black Monday) go head to head for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

Meanwhile Tracee Ellis Ross landed a nod for black-ish for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series alongside Insecure’s Issa Rae.  Yvonne Orji was nominated for outstanding supporting actress for her role as Molly Carter.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air Sept. 20 on ABC

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