Quinta Brunson Becomes First Black Woman to Receive Three Comedy Emmy Nominations

Quinta Brunson made history as the first Black woman to be nominated for three comedy series categories at the Emmys in the same year for her show, “Abbott Elementary.”

Brunson landed nominations for outstanding comedy series, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, and outstanding writing for a comedy series.

At the age of 32, Brunson also becomes the youngest Black woman ever to earn a nomination in the comedy acting category.

Brunson plays elementary school teacher Janine Teagues in the mockumentary series that follows teachers and students at a struggling, underfunded school in Philadelphia.

Brunson said on Twitter that she was “still speechless” about the nominations.

“Crying, shaking, and throwing up has new meaning to me because I real life did all three,” Brunson said.

“Congrats to the entire staff and cast of Abbott Elementary. And I want to share this moment with all of the people who watch and love the show,” Brunson also said.

The series also received nominations for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for Tyler James Williams, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and outstanding casting for a comedy series for Wendy O’Brien.

The 74th Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 12.

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