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Many Black actresses and creators have been nominated for the 2022 Emmy Awards. It’s only fitting that we give them their flowers, win or lose. Let’s highlight the top 5 nominees.


Though she’s not an actor, pop star Lizzo took TV to a new level with her hit show “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.” The “About Damn Time” singer was nominated for the Best Competition Program award. 

The hit show “Euphoria” was nominated for five Emmy awards. Our girl Zendaya was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue Bennett. 

Issa took home an Emmy award for the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series back in 2018, and she’s coming for the title again this year.

Quinta’s new hit comedy show, “Abbott Elementary,” was nominated for six Emmys. Ms. Brunson is going head to head with Issa Rae for the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Award.

Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph has been in the film industry since 1977, best known for her roles in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls and sitcom Moesha. Sheryl and co-star, comedian Janelle James are both up for the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for “Abbott Elementary.”

American rapper, record producer, and songwriter Kendrick Lamar, who scored 39 Grammy nominations and 14 wins, has finally received his first Emmy nomination.

The nomination comes from his Superbowl LVI half-time performance for “Best Variety Special.” 

The performance is currently up for five nominations. He was nominated alongside Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

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