These Emmy Nomination Reactions From Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter, Niecy Nash & More Will Make Your Day
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The Emmy Award nominations were announced Tuesday and many of your well-deserving faves are beyond ecstatic to be among this year’s nominees.

Some of the most recognized include Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, which received a whopping 16 nominations, and Beyonce’s Homecoming, which was recognized with six nods.

This year’s list of nominees also includes other historic milestones, like Billy Porter from FX’s hit show, Pose, becoming the first openly-gay Black man to be nominated in the outstanding lead actor in a drama series category for the Emmys.

Keep scrolling for a look at how some of your faves celebrated the great news!

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us” — Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Billy Porter, “Pose” — Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

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Thank you. All of you. My phones been buzzin’ off the hook. I am so overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. There was no context for this before….to be an openly gay black man nominated for a leading actor drama #EmmyAward – it just didn’t happen. And now, I’m living truth that it can be possible. It’s incredible to be recognized for the work. And then it goes much deeper. It’s about representation. It’s about all people’s stories being told. It’s about the art. We creative people have the power to transform hearts and minds doing the work that we do and I am just thrilled to be able to do that. I have to thank @fxnetworks, @mrrpmurphy, @svcanals, @bradfalchuk, @janetmock, @ourladyj — everybody involved in the show and those who have taught me how to dream the impossible. We are here and we ain’t going anywhere. The sky is the limit now, honey! Thank you @televisionacad. See ya’ll in September! Check out Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Drama Series @poseonfx TONIGHT at 10:00PM / 9c only on @fxnetworks. #emmyawards2019 #emmyawards

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Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Mahershala Ali, “True Detective” — Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie

Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” — Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie

Niecey Nash, “When They See Us” — Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie

Ava Duvernay, “When They See Us”

Laverne Cox, “Orange is the new black” — Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

“Pose“, Outstanding Drama Series

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@televisionacad YASSSSSSS. THANK YOU!

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