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#BlackExcellence Is Doing Everything At The 2018 EMMYs! Almost EGOT John Legend, Donald Glover, Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae, Sterling, Regina King, ‘Atlanta,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Insecure’ & MORE Cop Nominations

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The nominations are in and #BlackExcellence is taking over the 2018 Emmys! Find out which categories Donald Glover, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, "Atlanta," "black-ish," "Insecure" and tons more were nominated for inside…

The nominations for the 70th annual Primetime EMMY Awards nominations are in! And the young, black and fabulous are sweeping up awards left and right.

"The Handmaid’s Tale" star Samira Wiley and "New Amsterdam" actor Ryan Eggold were tapped to announce this year’s nominees at the TV Academy’s home base in North Hollywood.

By the way, Samira was nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role in "The Handmaid’s Tale."

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"Atlanta" is doing it big this year! Rightfully so.

The FX series and its cast are sweeping up nominations. "Atlanta" has been nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less), Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) and several others.

Two-time EMMY winner Donald Glover is back in the nomination pool this year. He is in the running for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series ("SNL"), and Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series ("SNL"). YAS! Get those awards.

His co-star Brian Tyree Henry has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series and Zazie Beetz is in the running for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series. They wack for not giving Lakeith Stanfield a nomination.

Katt Williams even landed a spot in the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his guest role as that creepy Michael Jackson-esque character Willy.

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Tiffany Haddish is making a splash on the EMMY scene copping a nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her history making "SNL" hosting gig.

The Girls Trip actress said she may even purchase a new dress for the awards ceremony. Ha!

 

 

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Issa Rae FINALLY got the EMMY nomination she deserves. The "Insecure" creator/star is in the running for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She’ll be going up against "black-ish" starlet Tracee Ellis Ross. The HBO series was also nominated in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for the "Hella L.A." episode.

 

Congrats!

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Two-time EMMY winner Regina King was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in "Seven Seconds." Third times a charm? Let’s hope so!

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Two-time EMMY winner Sterling K. Brown has been nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in "This Is Us."

"black-ish" star Anthony Anderson has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for the last three years in a row. We’re keeping our fingers crossed he gets it this year.

Singer John Legend has been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for starring as Jesus Christ in NBC’s "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert."  And he’s on deck to complete his EGOT:

 

Ha!

Kenan Thompson has been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series catoegory for his role on "SNL." He’ll be battling it out with Tituss Burgess for his role in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

"SNL’s" Leslie Jones has been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series category. Thandie Newton is in the running for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her "Westworld" role.

See the full list here.

The 70th annual Primetime Awards will air Monday, September 17th at 8pm EST at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "SNL’s" Michael Che will be co-hosting alongside Colin Jost.

Photos: Getty

Thanks to: The Young, Black, and Fabulous®

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