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A Record Number Of Black Performers Nominated For 2020 Acting Emmys

By Stacy Lambe‍, 14 secs ago On Tuesday, a record number of Black performers were nominated for 2020 Emmys. A total of 33 individual Black performers are up for every on-screen acting category, with Giancarlo Esposito, Maya Rudolph and Sterling K. Brown each nominated twice. In fact, there’s at least one Black performer recognized in all the acting categories — including voice work — except Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. “This type of representation is a long time coming. There’s no shortage of talent within the Black community,” Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role on “Watchmen”, told ET by phone. “Sometimes it takes certain circumstances in the world for people to open their eyes and...