Emmy Nominations Are In! Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson & More Snag Noms!

Scanda's Kerry Washington, Black-ish's Anthony Anderson, How To Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis

Scanda’s Kerry Washington, Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, How To Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis

The 2016 Emmy Award nominees were announced this morning by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Microsoft Theater, and will air live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel acting as host.

Seven months after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy became WAY more than a hashtag for the film industry, the Emmys have improved by showing that they are more inclusive and diverse than before.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

18 non-white actors were nominated across 16 acting categories including The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’s Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and Empire’s Taraji P. Henson.

The 2015 Emmys marked the first year that a black woman — Viola Davis — took home a statue in the drama lead actress category.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Scandal star Kerry Washington became the first black actress to be nominated in that category in nearly 20 years when she landed her first nom in 2013. This year, she’s nominated for her starring role in the HBO movie Confirmation.

Here is a summarzined list of nominees:

Lead actor in a drama:
Kyle Chandler , “Bloodline”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead actress in a limited series:
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime”Kerry Washington, “Conformation”

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Lead actress in a drama:
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Lead actor in a limited series:
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Lead actor in a comedy:
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Will Forte, “Last man on Earth
William H. Macy, “Shameless”Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Comedy actress
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”

Tracee Ellis, Anthony Anderson

Tracee Ellis, Anthony Anderson

Comedy series:
“black-ish”
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

Drama series:
“The Americans”
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards“
”Mr. Robot”

Outstanding Limited Series
“American Crime”
“Fargo”
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Roots”

TV Movie:
“All the Way”
“Confirmation”
“Luther“
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, “Baskets”Andre Braugher , “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”Ty Burrell , “Modern Family”Tituss Burgess , “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”Tony Hale, “Veep”Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”Kit Harington, “Game Of Thrones”Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”Jon Voight , “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon , “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light, “Transparent “
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”Tracy Morgan, “Saturday Night Live”Larry David, “Saturday Night Live”Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”Martin Mull, “Veep”Peter MacNicol, “Veep”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Max von Sydow, “Game Of Thrones”Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”Reg E. Cathey, “House Of Cards”Mahershala Ali , “House Of Cards”Paul Sparks , “House Of Cards”Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”Amy Schumer, “Saturday Night Live”Melora Hardin, “Transparent “

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
Laurie Metcalf, “Horace And Pete”
Ellen Burstyn, “House Of Cards”
Molly Parker, “House Of Cards”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”

Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Rob Corddry, “Childrens Hospital”
Rob Huebel, “Childrens Hospital”
Lou Diamond Phillips, “The Crossroads Of History“
Oscar Nuñez, “The Crossroads Of History“
Jack McBrayer as Ollie, “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell”

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Patrika Darbo, “Acting Dead”
Erinn Hayes, “Childrens Hospital “
Janet Varney, “Everyone’s Crazy But Us”
Michelle Ang, “Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462”
Tracie Thoms, “Send Me: an original web series”

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Authored by: Kellie Williams