“When They See Us,” “Pose,” & “Homecoming” Rack Up 2019 Emmy Nominations
The 71st annual Emmy awards are scheduled to take place in September, but on Tuesday morning Hollywood sat in anticipation waiting for this year’s nominees to be revealed.
Actors Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden served as announcers for the Television Academy in revealing the nominees.
When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s stunning portrayal of the story of the Central Park 5, turned Exonerated Five, nabbed 16 Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Limited Series.
Actors Jharrel Jerome, Anjanue Ellis and Niecy Nash who portrayed Korey Wise, Sharon Salaam (mother of Yusef Salaam), and Delores Wise (Korey Wise’s mother), were all nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Homecoming, a film by Beyonce Knowles-Carter also received a total of six nominations. The project served as an homage to historically black colleges and universities.
Pose also received a nod for Outstanding Drama Series, while breakout lead Billy Porter was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The show has heightened the national conversation surrounding LGBTQ rights, as it takes on the ballroom scene of the late 80’s and 90’s in New York City.
dream hampton’s Lifetime’s six-part series “Surviving R. Kelly” received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Informational Series or Special.
In the battle of the networks, HBO came out on top this year, with a total of 137 nominations, while Netflix received 117. Last year Netflix came up to top HBO’s 17-year-long reign of most nominations. HBO’s juggernaut “Game of Thrones” set a record with 32 nominations.
Black actors and actresses are celebrating after a few of our faves were announced as Emmy nominees.
While a host has yet to be named for the ceremony, the show will air on September 22 on Fox.
You can read the full list of nominees here.