ABC’s “Black-ish” was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for the 68th Emmy Awards.
Other comedy series competing for the title are “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Master of None,” and “Transparent.” “Black-ish” was also nominated alongside fellow ABC Funny show “Modern Family.”
“Black-ish” was dubbed as the “ideal sitcom for the age of Black Lives Matter” by Variety, as it noted how a well-crafted comedy has touched conversations on ethnicity, race, and racism.
“Even in the more ambitious realms of cable and streaming, these subjects never came up much, with rare exceptions like “The Wire,” the report said.
Just this year, “Black-ish” won the AFI Awards for TV Program of the Year as well as the BET Awards 2016 where Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.
“Black-ish” also got nominations for Casting Society of America, USA 2016, Critics Choice Television Awards 2016, Critics Choice Television Awards for last year, IMDB said.
Aside from the comedy series’ nomination, its cast Anthony Anderson, who plays as Andre Johnson, was nominated as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Meanwhile, nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series is Tracee Ellis Ross who plays as Rainbow Johnson.
“It’s truly the most special way it could happen because it’s all of us. It feels really great to be able to share it with everybody,” she said.
She is also the first black actress to be nominated in the category, ever since Phylicia Rashad in 1986.
“I feel like it’s a really interesting convergence of race and gender because this category specifically has not [been as diverse as other acting races],” she added, as report by Goldderby. “That’s fascinating to me. What is that about, and what does that say about the stories that we’ve been telling over the last 30 years?”