ABC comedy “Black-ish” and its two lead actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross all received Emmy nominations this morning, as the Television Academy announced contenders for the 68th annual ceremony.
Also, Taraji P. Henson of Fox’s “Empire” and Viola Davis of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” will face each other again for outstanding actress in a drama series.
Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding, Jr. were nominated for their roles as Johnnie Cochran and O.J. Simpson, respectively, in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which itself earned a nomination for Outstanding Limited Series.
HBO’s “Confirmation” earned a nod, as did its star Kerry Washington for her role as Anita Hill. She’ll face nominee Audra McDonald of HBO’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson’s” Sarah Paulson for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie.
History Channel’s update of “Roots,” ABC’s critically-acclaimed “American Crime” and Idris Elba’s BBC America series “Luther” also received nominations.
Winners will be announced on Sept. 18 and air live at 7 p.m. on ABC.
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