‘Abbott Elementary’ And Quinta Brunson Could Land Record-Breaking Emmy Nominations

The 2022 Primetime Emmys air on Sept. 12 on NBC.

Quinta Brunson and Abbott Elementary’s mockumentary sitcom could score record-breaking Emmy nominations following its premiere season finale on Apr. 12.

According to Variety, Brunson might be nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series,” “Lead Actress in a Comedy,” and “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.”

If she wins all three, she will become the first Black woman to receive three Primetime Emmy nominations for the same television series.

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Brunson, the creator, writer, and executive producer for the series, also stars in the sitcom. The show follows Brunson, an elementary school teacher who goes above and beyond to support her students alongside her co-stars, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, and Janelle James.

In 2020, history was made when two Black women, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, became the first to be nominated for a comedy series, Rae’s Insecure on HBO, and lead actress in a comedy for Ellis Ross for Black-ish on ABC.

Black producers were recognized in 2021 with Black-ish and Cobra Kai and in 2020 with Insecure and What We Do in the Shadows. In 1987, Winifred Hervey became the first and only Black person to win an Emmy in a top comedy category for “The Golden Girls.”

All episodes of Abbott Elementary are currently streaming on Hulu. The 2022 Primetime Emmys will air on Sept. 12 on NBC.


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