Emmy Awards Preview

John Legend winner of the award for outstanding variety special for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

John Legend winner of the award for outstanding variety special for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The 70th annual Emmys will be held Monday, September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and this year was a record high of 29 Black actors nominated, destroying last years 2017 numbers of 19 nominations.

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2018 Emmy Nominations for Black Actors (Talent)

Talent: Atlanta – 16 Nominations

Second year for Outstanding Comedy Series

Two of Atlanta’s episodes “Alligator Man” written by Donald Glover and “Barbershop” written by Stefani Robinson received its own nominations in the category for

Outstanding writing for a Comedy Series. Alligator Man is also nominated for Outstanding Music Supervision.

– Actor Donald Glover — Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series, this will be Glover’s second nomination.

– Actor Brian Tyree Henry( who plays Glover’s cousin Alfred aka Paper Boi — landing his first nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

– Actress Zazie Beetz — First nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

– Katt Williams — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy(Alligator Man episode

 

Talent: Black-ish – 5 Nominations

Third year for Outstanding Comedy Series, First for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

– Actress Tracee Ellis Ross — Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series, this will be her third nomination for the ABC comedy series Black-ish.

– Actor Anthony Anderson — Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series, Anderson’s fourth nomination for the Comedy series, he’s yet to win.

– Wanda Skyes — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

 

Talent: This is Us – 8 Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

– Actor Sterling K. Brown— Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series

– Ron Cephas Jones — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

 

Talent: Westworld – 21 Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

– Actor Jeffrey Wright — Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series

– Actress Thandie Newton — Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series, this is her second nomination for the role, last year was the first.

 

Talent: Insecure – 1 Nomination

– Actress Issa Rae is nominated for her first Emmy in Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series

 

Talent: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 2 Nominations Comedy Series

– Actor Tituss Burgess — Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

 

Talent: Saturday Night Live – 21 Nominations

– Kenan Thompson — Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

– Leslie Jones — Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

– Tiffany Haddish — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy(her first nom)

– Donald Glover — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy(he was both the Host and musical guest).

 

Talent: Seven Seconds – 1 Nomination

– Actress Regina King — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

 

Talent: Jesus Christ Superstar Live – 13 Nominations

– John Legend — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, who became part of exclusive “EGOT” company, which is the achievement of having won all four of the major American entertainment awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

– Brandon Victor Dixon — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

 

Talent: Black Mirror – 1 Nomination

– Letitia Wright — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

 

Talent: American Horror Story: Cult – 7 Nominations

– Adina Porter — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

 

Talent: How To Get Away With Murder – 1 Nomination

– Cicely Tyson — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

 

Talent: Scandal – 1 Nomination

– Viola Davis — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

 

Talent: The Handmaids Tale – 20 Nominations

– Samira Way — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (she was nominated in the supporting category role last year)

– Kelly Jenrette — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

 

Talent: American Koko – 1 Nomination

– Diarra Kilpatick— Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

 

Talent: The Good Place – 1 Nomination

– Maya Rudolph — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

 

Talent: Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1 Nomination

– Sterling K. Brown — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy

 

Talent: Caught: the Series 1 Nomination

– DeStorm Power — Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

 

Talent: This Eddie Murphy Role is Mine, Not Yours 1 Nomination

– Melvin Jackson Jr. — Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

 

Talent: Fahrenheit 451 – 5 Nominations

Outstanding Television Movie

(Starring Michael B. Jordan, he is not nominated just the movie)