The Emmy nominations were announced today. Not too shabby. I usually give the side eye to the Television Academy. They have a habit of nominating the same folks every year even if the actors gave mediocre performances or a tv show gets tired after a certain number of years. The Television Academy can be very lazy. But this year they added some new folks for a change. And the nominations are a little more diverse, especially when it comes to black actresses. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen this many black folks nominated for Emmys.
For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie congrats to David Oyelowo for his performance in the HBO movie Nightingale.
I saw the movie a couple of months ago and he gave a fantastic performance. If you haven’t seen this movie you need to check it out.
For Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie congrats to Queen Latifah. I saw her in Bessie and she did a great job in that movie.
For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series congrats to Anthony Anderson and Don Cheadle. I love Anthony Anderson in Black-ish. I haven’t seen Don Cheadle in House of Lies.
Terrence Howard was robbed. He should have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series. But I will say congrats to Kevin Spacey for House of Cards. Love that show.
Tracee Ellis Ross was robbed cause she should have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.
For Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series congrats to Taraji P. Henson in Empire, Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder and Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black.
I love all three actresses in their roles but I’m partial to Taraji. I won’t be mad if Viola or Tatiana win though. Viola blew me away in HTGAWM and Tatiana is fantastic playing multiple characters in Orphan Black. This will be a tough category cause Claire Danes and Robin Wright aren’t slouches. I watch both Homeland and House of Cards and they’re good in their respective shows.
For Outstanding Comedy Series where is Black-ish? I love this show and it was robbed.
Bessie and Nightingale were nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. Both were great movies.
Andre Braugher, Keegan-Michael Key and Tituss Burgess were all nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series. Congrats to all.
Congrats to Niecy Nash for her Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series nomination. She stars in the HBO series Getting On.
Congrats to Uzo Aduba who stars in Orange Is The New Black for her Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series nomination.
Congrats to Reg. E. Cathey who stars in House of Cards for his Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series nomination.
Congrats to Cicely Tyson who guest starred in How To Get Away With Murder for her Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series nomination. She was great as Viola Davis’ mom. And let’s not forget Khandi Alexander who guest starred as Kerry Washington’s mom in Scandal. Congrats to her too.
Congrats to Michael Kenneth Williams who starred in Bessie for his Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie nomination.
For Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie congrats to Regina King in American Crime (great performance), Angela Bassett in American Horror Story: Freak Show ( I watch American Horror Story but couldn’t get into Freak Show) and Mo’Nique in Bessie (great performance).
Check out the entire Emmy nomination list here at Emmys.com