Leading ladies, Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson and Angela Bassett have all received Emmy Awards nominations. For the second time, Washington is nominated for lead actress in a drama for Scandal, Tyson has been nominated for lead actress in a mini series or movie for her role in Lifetime film, A Trip to Bountiful and Bassett is in the running for an Emmy for role in American Horror Story: Coven.
Orange is the New Black leads the pack with 12 nominations.
Other Notable Nominees include:
Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black” – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy and “Outstanding Comedy Series” . She’s the first transgender individual to be nominated.
Don Cheadle – Lead Ator in a Comedy Series for “House of Lies”
Idris Elba’s series “Luther” – nominated for Outstanding Miniseries and he picked up a nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries for “Dancing On The Edge”;
Joe Morton – Outstanding Guest Actorfor “Scandal”
Uzo Adubafor – Outstanding Guest Actress for “Orange Is The New Black”
Wynton Marsalis – Outstanding Children’s Program with “A Young Arts Masterclass
Whoopi Goldberg – Outstanding Narrator with “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley”
Click here for more nominees. And be sure to check out the live show on Monday, August 25.