Beyoncé, The Exonerated 5 And ‘Pose’ Dominate The 2019 Emmy Awards Nominations

Beyonce, Jharrel Jerome, Billy Porter.

Beyoncé, The Exonerated 5 And ‘Pose’ Dominate The 2019 Emmy Awards Nominations

#BlackExcellence all around.

Published September 9th

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced and Black, female and LGBTQ+ talents were all recognized for their efforts. In particular, Beyoncé's widely praised Netflix special, Homecoming; the chilling story of the Exonerated Five, When They See Us; and one of the most eye-opening and brilliant prime-time series in recent memory, Pose, were all highlighted.

  1. Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'
    during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.
    (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella)

    Queen Bey was recognized for her work on her earth-shattering Netflix documentary/Coachella performance special, Homecoming, in various categories. Her writing and directing work were highlighted by the Television Academy as well as her crew's work in costuming and music direction. Homecoming's nominations are as follows:

    • Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special
    • Outstanding Costumes for Variety Nonfiction or Reality Programming
    • Outstanding Direction for a Variety Special
    • Outstanding Music Direction
    • Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded)
    • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

    These aren't the superstar's first Emmy nominations of her career. She already has four noms under her belt from her work on the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show, 2015's On the Run Tour with her husband, Jay-Z and her iconic 2016 release, Lemonade.

  2. 'When They See Us'
    WHEN THEY SEE US
    (Photo: Netflix)

    The Ava Duvernay-directed Netflix story of the Exonerated Five (formerly referred to as the Central Park Five), When They See Us, stands as one of the top dominating shows in this year's telecast, earning a whopping 16 nominations.

    The likes of Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis were nominated in major categories. The series was also nominated in one of the most coveted categories of the event: Outstanding Limited Series. The When They See Us list of nominations in major categories is as follows:

    • Outstanding Limited Series
    • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Jerome)
    • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Ellis, Nash)
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Marsha Stephanie Blake, Vera Farmiga)
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Asante Blackk, John Leguizamo, Michael K. Williams)
  3. 'Pose'
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 05:(L-R) Jason A. Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Eric Schrier, Janet Mock, Brad Simpson, Dyllón Burnside, Alexis Martin Woodall, Steven Canals, Hailie Sahar, Dominique Jackson, Angel Bismark Curiel, Mj Rodriguez, Ryan Jamaal Swain, guest, Angelica Ross, Our Lady J, Sherry Marsh and Billy Porter attend the FX Network's "Pose" Season 2 Premiere on June 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

    The Ryan Murphy-created series Pose, which explores the birth of the ball culture in New York City, among several other topics, was deservingly recognized for its brilliance. The show's lead actor, Billy Porter, earned his first Primetime Emmy award nomination, while the show was also recognized as a unit.

    Pose's major nominations are as follows:

    • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Porter)
    • Outstanding Drama Series.

    Some of our favorite faces were also recognized for their work. Take a look at a few more incredibly deserving nominees, below:

    • Sterling K. Brown (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - This Is Us)
    • Viola Davis (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - How to Get Away With Murder)
    • Anthony Anderson (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Black-ish)
    • Don Cheadle (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Black Monday)
    • Mahershala Ali (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - True Detective)
    • Glynn Turman (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - How to Get Away With Murder)
    • Cicely Tyson (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - How to Get Away With Murder)
    • Laverne Cox (Outstanding Guest Actrress in a Drama Series - Orange Is the New Black)
    • Phylicia Rashad (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series -This Is Us)

    You can catch the full list of nominees at Emmys.com.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella, Netflix, FX)

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