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Black Men Score Big in 2020 Emmy Nominations: Here’s a List of Brothers That Shined on Screen

2019 and 2020 have been amazing years for television. Black actors have continued to command the big screen and the television screen. The list for this year's Emmy nominees was recently released and I must say it feels great to see so many of our melanated brothers and sisters recognized for their hard work.

Check out the list of Black men who were nominated this year.

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Best Actor, Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Billy Porter, Pose

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Mahershala Ali, Ramy

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor, Drama

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld


Jeremy Pope, Hollywood


Leslie Odom Jr., Central Park

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Reality Host

RuPaul, Drag Race

Karamo Brown, Queer Eye

Daymond John, Shark Tank

Guest Actor, Comedy

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actor, Drama

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

Laurence Fishburne, #FreeRayshawn

Stephan James, #FreeRayshawn Mamoudou Athie, Oh Jerome, No Corey Hawkins, Paul

Directing for a Limited Series

Stephen Williams, Watchmen (“This Extraordinary Being”)


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Revolution

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