Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals Who She Called After Her First Emmy Nomination
When Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross found out she’d been nominated for her first Emmy award, her first phone call was to her mom, Diana Ross.
“I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room,” Ross told People. “Then I opened my front door and I don’t know where I thought I was trying to go, so I closed the door and I called my mom. She was really cute and we screamed for a little bit.”
Her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson was also nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy. But Ross says she is most excited for the show’s nomination for outstanding comedy series.
More from ESSENCE
“I was really excited when Anthony got nominated, then I was really excited when I got nominated, but the truth is that my thrill and over the moon-ness came from the show getting nominated,” she says.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles September 18th.
WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.