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Black Girl Magic Takes Over The 2022 Emmys Nominations
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Black Girl Magic Takes Over The 2022 Emmys Nominations

The 2022 Emmy nominations were announced and it looks like Black girl magic will be in the building. This year featured a bevy of nominations that included many of our favorite entertainers of today from some of the most talked-about television series such as Quinta Brunson and Issa Rae. Here are the nominees:


Issa Rae received what may be her final Emmy nomination for Insecure after the HBO Max show ended with its fifth season. The actress, who is gearing up for the premiere of her new series Rap Sh!t was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. The category also included Quinta Brunson who also received a nomination for her hit ABC show Abbott Elementaryin the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

But Quinta isn’t the only Abbott Elementary actor to receive a nomination for their work on the sitcom. Tyler James Williams received a nom for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph were both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. This is Sheryl’s first Emmy nomination after working in showbiz for over 50 years. Her son Etienne shared the legendary actress’ reaction to receiving the news on his Instagram page.

“with over 50 years of being in this thing we call showbusiness, today my mother became an Emmy nominated actress,” he wrote. “i’m so proud of you @thesherylleeralph. I’m so glad I could be in Jamaica with you for this moment.

Sanaa Lathan also received her first-ever Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her guest role in Succession.

Sarah Niles from Ted Lasso was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And Donald Glover was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his hit show Atlanta.

Natasha Rothwell, who is known for her breakout role in Insecure, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her character in The White Lotus.

Zendaya received a nom in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for Euphoria and two other nominations for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for two songs featured in the series. The hit drama was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and as an executive producer, Zendaya has made history as the youngest woman to ever receive an Emmy nom as a producer.

The Black Lady Sketch Show was nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls was nominated for Outstanding Competition Program and the Will Packer- and Shayla Cowan-produced 2022 Oscars received a nom for Best Variety Special.

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Featured image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME

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