Quinta Brunson makes Emmy’s history with 3 Nominations

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Quinta Brunson made Emmy history by becoming the first black woman with 3 comedy nominations for her role in Abbot Elementary. The nominations are; outstanding comedy series, lead actress in a comedy and writing for a comedy series. At 32 she is also the youngest black woman ever.

This was her reaction to the news. “What an honour to be nominated by the Television Academy. Creating this show has been the greatest gift and to have it recognized in this way is the dream. It’s a joy we get to share with the amazing people who watched our first season.”

The awards take place on 12th of September 2022

Also nominated for lead actress in a comedy is Issa Rae for her role in the final season of Insecure. Full list of Emmy’s nominees below


Show: Euphoria

Category: Lead Actress In A Drama, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

Quinta Brunson

Show: Abbott Elementary

Category: Lead Actress In A Comedy

Issa Rae

Show: Insecure

Category: Lead Actress In A Comedy


Show: Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

Category: Outstanding Competition Program

Donald Glover

Show: Atlanta

Category: Lead Actor In A Comedy

Sanaa Lathan

Show: Succession

Category: Guest Actress In A Drama

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Show: Abbott Elementary

Category: Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Trevor Noah

Show: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Category: Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Tyler James Williams

Show: Abbott Elementary

Category: Supporting Actor In A Comedy

Former President Barack Obama

Show: Our Great National Parks

Category: Outstanding Narration

Chadwick Boseman

Show: What If…?

Category: Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Posthumous)

Janelle James

Show: Abbott Elementary

Category: Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Natasha Rothwell

Show: The White Lotus

Category: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie


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