Donald Glover, Kenan Thompson, & Katt Williams receive Emmy nominations

by Rafeal Crawford
Donald Glover Talks w/ The New Yorker About His Hit Series Atlanta

FX hit show Atlanta leads the Emmys with 16 nominations

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The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced today and people may be surprised with some new faces that has joined some of television and film veterans. Among the new faces that is nominated is 15 year SNL cast member Kenan Thompson, who is nominated in the category for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series also in that category are  fellow SNL actor Alec Baldwin as well as Louie Anderson (Baskets), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Henry Winkler (Barry) for the Emmy award.

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Actor/writer/director/artist Donald Glover’s FX hit series Atlanta is dominating this years Emmy’s with 16 nominations in all. Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles, is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Zazie Beetz, who portrays Van, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Another notable nomination is comedian Katt Williams is nominated as well for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

This is also the first time HBO did not lead the Emmys with nominations, however the networks’ hit shows Game of Thrones and  Curb Your Enthusiam have nominations as well. This will mark the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards and will be hosted SNL’s Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che. The Emmy’s will air on NBC on Sept.17th.

Here’s a list of some of the nominees


Outstanding drama series

The Americans (FX)

The Crown (Netflix)

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding comedy series

Atlanta (FX)

Barry (HBO)

Black-ish (ABC)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

GLOW (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding limited series

The Alienist (TNT)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)

Godless (Netflix)

Patrick Melrose (Showtime)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones)

Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones)

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)

David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

Matt Smith (The Crown)

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 lead actress in a comedy series

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Allison Janney (Mom)

Issa Rae (Insecure)

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Lily Tomlin (Grace And Frankie)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Bill Hader (Barry)

William H. Macy (Shameless)

Outstanding 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 And Grace)

Outstanding 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)

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 And Grace)

Wanda Sykes (Black-ish)

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)

 

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