Record Number of Black Emmy Awards Nominees

Record numbers of Black talent have been nominated by The Television Academy for the 72nd Emmy Awards. According to, 34.3% of the nominees in the acting categories alone are Black.

There were 102 acting nominees this year for lead, supporting and guest categories for drama, comedy and limited series/TV movie. Black actors earned 35 of those slots (notably, Maya Rudolph earned two in the same category – nominated in the Guest Comedy Actress category for both “The Good Place” and “Saturday Night Live”).

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