Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, Bokeem Woodbine and Viola Davis nominated for Emmy Awards

Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center.

Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center

Last year, Viola Davis became the first African-American to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama and it looks like she just may snag another accolade this year after being nominated again. Davis, who plays Annalise Keating in “How To Get Away With Murder” and Kerry Washington are both vying for Emmys.

Washington, for her role as Anita Hill on the HBO drama “Confirmation,” was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, while Davis is nominated for the ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder.”A well deserved nod for Bokeem Woodbine for his role as Mike in Frago

“Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “House of Cards” “Black-ish,” are some of the shows that also received Emmy nomination awards. Both “Veep” and “Game of Thrones” return to vie for their second Emmy in Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series respectively. “Game of Thrones” again tallied the most nominations earning 23 nominations. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “Fargo” received 22 nominations and 18 nominations respectively including a well deserved nod for Bokeem Woodbine (pictured above) who received an Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie nod for his role as Mike Milligan.

Also nominated again for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series is “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson who plays Cookie Lyon on the series and Idris Elba for “Luther.”

Lead-actress-drama nominees

Despite several repeat nominees, there were some names new to the nominations this year such as: Aziz Ansari in “Master of None,” Thomas Middleditch in “Silicon Valley,” and Tracee Ellis Ross in “Black-ish.”

Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center on July 14. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18th.

The Emmys were annouced last night in Los Angeles

Samantha Ofole-Prince is an entertainment journalist who covers industry-specific news. Follow her on twitter @SamanthaOfole

Leave a Reply