Here’s to melanin magic dripping all award season long.

30 Black Folks We’re Rooting For At This Year’s Emmy Awards was originally published on

1. Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Insecure

2. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Black-ish

3. John Legend

John Legend

Jesus Christ Superstar nod

4. Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown

This Is Us & Brooklyn Nine-Nine nods

5. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish


6. Katt Williams

Katt Williams

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Atlanta

7. Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle


8. Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for Black ish

9. Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Nominated for West World

10. Ru Paul

Ru Paul

RuPaul’s Drag Race & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

11. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

12. Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley

The Handmaid’s Tale

13. Regina King

Regina King

Seven Seconds

14. Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton


15. Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Atlanta & Saturday Night Live