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Nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards have been released and it looks like the nominating committee finally got things right as the list seems blacker than ever. There are a slew of films and shows with black casts, writers, producers, and directors being highlighted.

Here is a list of nominees to look out for during the award show:

Viola Davis

Davis could potentially take home her second Emmy for her leading role in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. It was recently announced that the hit show will end next year.

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When They See Us

The incredibly important limited series on the Exonerated 5 landed 16 Emmy nominations.

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 Jharrel Jerome

Jemore’s amazing and extremely emotional portrayal as Korey Wise in When They See Us landed him his first Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Asante Blackk

Blackk is another When They See Us cast member who also received his first nomination for his acting in the series. This is nephew of Samira Wiley first nomination for an outstanding guest role in a limited series or film. Not only is this his first Emmy nod but he is the youngest nominee at 17 years old.

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Mahershala Ali

Ali also earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in True Detective.

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Billy Porter

The 49-year-old received a nomination for his role as Pray Tell in Pose.

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Sterling K. Brown

If the father of two wins, this would be the third Emmy award that he takes home! This nomination is for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.

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The multi-talented performer landed six Emmy nods for her epic Coachella documentary Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé on Netflix.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race has a whopping 14 nominations.

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Cicely Tyson

This honorary Oscar winner is nominated for her guest role in How To Get Away With Murder.

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Phylicia Rashad

Also up for a guest role win, the woman who entered our hearts as a dynamic mother and career woman on The Cosby show is nominated for her guest appearance on This Is Us.

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Ava DuVernay

She received two Emmy nominations for her directing and writing on the limited Netflix series When They See Us. 

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Anthony Anderson

The 6-time NAACP Image Awards show host is nominated for his lead role in Black-ish.

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Don Cheadle

Cheadle joins Anthony Anderson as a contender for best lead actor in a comedy series for his role in Black Monday

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Let’s congratulate these actors and actresses nominated for the 2019 Emmy Awards well deserved nominees. Here is the rest of the Emmy nomination list.

Tune in to the award show which is set to air on September 22nd 8/7C on Fox.

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