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30 Black Folks We’re Rooting For At This Year’s Emmy Awards  was originally published on globalgrind.com

1. Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Insecure

2. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Black-ish

3. John Legend

John Legend

Jesus Christ Superstar nod

4. Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown

This Is Us & Brooklyn Nine-Nine nods

5. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish


6. Katt Williams

Katt Williams

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Atlanta

7. Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle


8. Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for Black ish

9. Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Nominated for West World

10. Ru Paul

Ru Paul

RuPaul’s Drag Race & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

11. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

12. Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley

The Handmaid’s Tale

13. Regina King

Regina King

Seven Seconds

14. Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton


15. Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Atlanta & Saturday Night Live

16. Chloe Arnold

The Late Late Show With James Corden

17. Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz


18. Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Saturday Night Live

19. Tituss Burgess

Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

20. Brian Tyree Henry


21. Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson

Saturday Night Live

22. Letitia Wright

Letitia Wright

Black Museum (Black Mirror)

23. Viola Davis

Viola Davis


24. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

How to Get Away With Murder

25. Ron Cephas Jones

Ron Cephas Jones

This Is Us

26. Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

The Good Place

27. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes


28. W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell

United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

29. Brandon Victor Dixon

This Is Us

30. Adina Porter

American Horror Story: Cult