Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Nominations for the “68th Annual Emmy Awards” were announced today and a bevy of African-American television and film stars are among those listed.  A big congratulations goes out to Broadway star Audra McDonald, who was nominated for her work in HBO’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille” while Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis are up for ‘Lead Actress in a Drama.’

Celebrated actors Idris Elba, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr. will go toe-to-toe for ‘Lead Actor in a Limited Series’ and “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are up for their work as’ Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series.’

Other nominees include Niecy Nash for HBO’s “Getting On,” Sterling K. Brown and Bookem Woodbine for ‘Supporting Actor in a Limited Series’ and Steve Harvey and RuPaul are competing for ‘Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.’

Beyoncé‘s “Lemonade” is up for ‘Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special’ and will go up against Kenny Leon‘s “The Wiz Live!”

Click here to see the full list and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel will serve as this year’s host.

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