Black Excellence: A List Of African-American Actors And Actresses Nominated For An Emmy Award

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A Gallery Of Black Actors And Actresses Nominated For Emmy Awards

It’s that time again! The 2014 Emmy Award nominees were announced this morning by comedian/actress Mindy Kaling and TV/radio host Carson Daly in Los Angeles. While many of your favorite shows like Orange Is The New Black, Breaking Bad, House Of Cards, and Game Of Thrones dominate a majority of the sexier majority categories, we’ve compiled a list of the notable names of color who have been recognized by the Hollyweird mucky-mucks for their outstanding performances.

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Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Up against:

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Up against:

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Whoopi Goldberg, “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley”

Outstanding Narrator

Up against:

Jeremy Irons, “Game Of Lions”
Daniel Craig, “One Life”
Jane Lynch, “Penguins: Waddle All The Way”
Henry Strozier, “Too Cute!”

Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Up against:

Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman, “Fargo”
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”

Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Up against:

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon”

Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Up against:

Louie C.K., “Louie”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

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    Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

    Up against:

    Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”
    Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
    Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
    Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”
    Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

    Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

    Up against:

    Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
    Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
    Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
    Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”
    Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

    Idris Elba, “Luther”

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

    Up against:

    Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
    Chiwetel Ejiofior, “Dancing on the Edge”
    Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
    Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
    Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

    “Key & Peele”

    Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

    Up against:

    “The Colbert Report”
    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
    “Inside Amy Schumer”
    “Portlandia”
    “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

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