Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson have both earned Emmy nominations this year for their work on black-ish. They were nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Lead Actor in a Comedy Series respectively. This is Ross’ first nod for her work on the series and Anderson’s second.
black-ish is being called the comedy of the decade. According to ABC, Anthony attributes to the success to the cast and crew’s hard work in combination with the show’s authenticity. “These are issues and stories that we deal with personally and we deal with as a community and we deal with as a people at large and you know, we’re telling the stories of every American out there. We just happen to be telling it from a black perspective,” he said, “but it’s the stories of family, it’s the story of strife and struggle and everything we all go through. They’re trying to attain this American dream, and I think that’s what really strikes a chord with the public.”
black-ish also earned it’s first Emmy nod for the show in the comedy series category. I did think one of the kids would earn a nod, but there’s always next year. Here’s to hoping they take them all home! Congratulations to Tracee, Anthony, and the entire black-ish village!
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