Yesterday morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released the names of its 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees; and it should come as no surprise that only handful black actors were nominated.Congratulations:
Idris Elba – nominated for two Emmys: ”Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie” for his role as John Luther in the BBC miniseries ‘Luther’ and “Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Lenny in Showtime’s ‘The Big C’.
Laurence Fishburne – nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie” for his role as Thurgood Marshall in the HBO miniseries ‘Thurgood’.
Taraji P. Henson – nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie” for her role as Tiffany Rubin in Lifetime’s ‘Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.’
Andre Braugher – nominated for ”Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series” for his role as Owen in TNT’s ‘Men of A Certain Age’.
Last but certainly not least…
Loretta Devine – nominated for “Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series’ for her role as Adele Webber in ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. For a complete list of nominees go to: Emmys The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air at 8 p.m. on September 18, 2011 on FOX!