#EmmySoDiverse: Full List of Black Nominees

A long overdue recognition of excellence

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The nominees for the 2016 Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in the television industry, have been announced and people of color are proudly, deservingly represented.

Airing September 18, 2016, 8:00 p.m. EST, the Emmy Awards did what the Oscar Awards neglected to do, by offering a diverse pool of talent to root for on the big night.

Below is a list of black 2016 Emmy Award nominees. Check it out:

Lead Actress In A Drama:

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Lead Actor In A Limited Series:

Idris Elba, Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr., The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson 

Lead Actress In A Limited Series:

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Lead Actor In A Comedy:

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Lead Actress In A Comedy:

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Comedy series:

Black-ish

Outstanding Limited Series

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Roots

TV Movie:

Luther

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Reg E. Cathey, House Of Cards

Mahershala Ali , House Of Cards

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

Tracie Thoms, Send Me: an original web series

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Keegan-Michael Key, SuperMansion

Outstanding Narrator

Keith David, Jackie Robinson

Laurence Fishburne, Roots

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special

Lemonade

The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Roots

Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Empire

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Anthony Hemingway, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Chris Rock, Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo

Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Lemonade

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

Key & Peele

Lemonade