All three actors received nods during the nominations telecast this morning.
Taraji is nominated as Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV movie for "Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story," while Elba and Laurence Fishburne are both nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries; Elba for his BBC America drama, "Luther," and Fishburne for "Thurgood," the HBO film about civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall. Veteran actor Andre Braugher is also up for Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for "Men of a Certain Age."
The Emmys are a contrast to this year's Oscars, which saw few faces of color on the ballot. Even Idris spoke on the Oscar "White-out."
The Emmy Awards air September 18th on Fox.