Black Actresses and Creators Shine in the 2022 Emmy Nominations

Many talented Black actresses and creators have received nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards. It’s essential to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements, regardless of the final outcome. Let’s spotlight the top 5 nominees.


Although primarily known as a pop star, Lizzo made a significant impact on television with her show “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.” The acclaimed singer of “About Damn Time” has been nominated for the Best Competition Program award.


The hit series “Euphoria” garnered five Emmy nominations. The talented Zendaya is in the running for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Rue Bennett.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae previously won an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2018, and she’s back this year striving for the same accolade.

The comedy show “Abbott Elementary” by Quinta Brunson has been nominated for six Emmys. Quinta Brunson and Issa Rae are both nominated for the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Award.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, a veteran in the film industry since 1977, renowned for her performances in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” and the sitcom “Moesha,” is nominated alongside comedian Janelle James for the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for their roles in “Abbott Elementary.”

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Kendrick Lamar Lands His First Emmy Nomination

American artist Kendrick Lamar, known for his numerous Grammy wins and nominations, has recently earned his initial Emmy nomination. This recognition is for his outstanding performance during the Superbowl LVI half-time show in the “Best Variety Special” category. Kendrick Lamar is among the nominees alongside iconic musicians like Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

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