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Melanin Shines in 68th Annual Emmy Nominations!

The nominations are in for the 68th annual Emmy awards, and yes, we are proud to share that lots of melanin will be in the building and among those honored for their performances.

This year, we saw our stories being told from comical and historical perspectives with the award-winning blackish and the critically acclaimed Roots reboot. In addition, our man Idris Elba is still doing the damn thing with BBC’s Luther, and Kerry Washington did Anita Hill justice in HBO’s Confirmation.

Yes, it’s been an exciting time to see quality stories being told on screen with diverse talent leading the way.

So, without further ado, here’s a list of Black creatives who received nominations for their work.

Comedy Series

“black-ish” (ABC)

Limited series and TV movie

“American Crime” (ABC)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Roots” (History Channel)

TV movie:
“Confirmation” (HBO)
“Luther” (BBC America)

Lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” (ABC)

Lead actress in a comedy series

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish” (ABC)

Lead actor in a limited series/TV movie
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)

Cuba Gooding, “The People V O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Lead actress in a limited series/TV movie

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” (HBO)

Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (HBO)

Lead actress in a drama:
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”

Tituss Burgess , “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

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 Drama Series
Mahershala Ali, “House Of Cards”

Get the full list here or below.

The 68th Emmy Awards ceremony will air Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

*(photo: Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times)