Nigerian actresses in diaspora, Cynthia Erivo and Uzo Aduba, O.T Fagbenle and Sophie Okonedo have been nominated for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards.
The nomination was announced by father and daughter actors, Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones on Tuesday.
Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu a British-Nigerian was nominated for ‘Outstanding lead actress in a limited series’ for the series “Genius: Aretha.”
Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba on the other hand, an American-Nigerian, bagged a nomination for ‘Outstanding lead actress in a drama series’ for the series “In Treatment.”
Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle, was nominated for ‘Supporting actor in a drama series’, “The Handmaid’s Tale” while Okonedo bagged a nomination for ‘Guest actress’ in a drama series in “Ratched.”
The Emmy Award is one of the major entertainment awards in the United States. This year’s edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards is scheduled for September 19 and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.