Record Nods for Black Actors at 2020 Virtual Emmy Awards

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Regina King accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series, movie or dramatic special for "Seven Seconds" at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
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This Sunday, the Emmys go virtual with a record number of Black actors receiving nods; 34.3% of the 102 acting nominations, a significant jump from 2019.

Many first-timers are in the run this year including Zendaya, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Euphoria, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Watchmen, and Jeremy Pope, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, for Hollywood.

Longtime favorites are also in the mix, including Regina King, Don Cheadle, and Cicely Tyson.

Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corrine celebrate winning a Creative Arts Emmy Award for her reboot of Good Times.

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 72nd Emmys Sunday at 8 PM on ABC.

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