2018 Emmy Noms: Donald, Issa, Sterling And More Of Your Faves Nabbed Nominations


The start of award season has officially commenced, as the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced earlier today. The Emmys are TV’s biggest night, so find out which shows that we love, that regularly showcase Black star power, were nominated for TV’s highest honor.

Traditionally, the Emmy Awards have been called out (much like the Oscars) for their lack of representation of actors of color. However, within the last few years they have made strides to recognize more Black actors, actresses, writers and projects — and the 2018 nominations prove their commitment.

From the ratings hit and critical darling Atlanta and crowd-pleasing family comedy Blackish to tear-jerking drama This Is Us and the hilariously funny Insecure, some of the best shows on TV prominently feature Black talent—and fortunately a lot of them were nominated for their great work this year. Airing Monday, September 17, the Emmys will be broadcast on NBC at 8PM. The complete list of nominees can be found here.

Check out the list of notable nominees BELOW (actors of color and shows with black casts are in bold):

Comedy Series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Silicon Valley”
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” 

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

 Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will Grace”)

Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)

Outstanding reality host

RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”)
Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”)
W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America”)

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie

Penélope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”)
Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Letitia Wright (“Black Mirror: Black Museum”)

Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

Viola Davis (“Scandal”)
Kelly Jenrette (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Diana Rigg (“Game Of Thrones”)
Cicely Tyson (“How To Get Away With Murder”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Molly Shannon (“Will Grace”)
Wanda Sykes (“Blackish”)

Outstanding variety talk series

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Outstanding variety special (prerecorded)

“Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special”
“Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018″
“Dave Chappelle: Equanimity”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated)”
“Steve Martin Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life”

Informational series or special
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
“Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath”
“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”
“StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson”