The nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced earlier today by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance). It looks like several black series actresses made the cut.
Viola Davis was nominated for “Outstanding Actress in a Drama” her powerhouse role in How to Get Away With Murder, while Taraji P. Henson scored a nomination in the same category for her role as Cookie in FOX’s EMPIRE.
Actress Uzo Aduba also scored a nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama” for her role as Suzanne in Orange is the New Black. She scored an Emmy win last year for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” in the same role. Queen Latifah was nominated for “Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie” for her role as legendary singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie.
Actresses Regina King and Niecy Nash also scored nominations, for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie” and “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.”