Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of the hit comedy series, “Abbott Elementary,” has garnered historic Emmy nominations.
First things first, “Abbott Elementary” received Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.”
Janelle James, who stars as the delightfully shady principal Ava Coleman, received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
She took to Instagram writing:
My absolute greatest joy is making people laugh. It’s gotten me through many a rough times. This is amazing.
Thank you to my fans and the community of comedians and clubs that helped me get where I am today!
My hope is for continued respect for the craft of comedy and to keep having new experiences while having the most fun!
I love you mom! And my daddy who I know is watching and popping celestial bottles right now.
(I didn’t run this statement by my publicist. I hope that’s ok 😋)
See her original post below.
The incomparable Sheryl Lee Ralph, who plays the role of teacher Barbara Howard, received her first Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Sheryl shared her excitement via Instagram writing:
Sweet baby Jesus, and the grown one too! Nothing before God’s time.
@quintab you made this happen and I love you!!!
I have the most amazing cast and crew a Diva could ever ask for and I love each and every one of you!!!
To all my supporters throughout my career, thank you, thank you, thank you.
We are going to the Emmy’s baby!!!!!
See her original post below.
Sheryl’s son shared a video of the moment she found out she is now an Emmy-nominated actress.
Tyler James Williams, who stars as reluctant classroom teacher Gregory Eddie, scooped an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.”
After gathering his thoughts, Tyler took to Instagram writing:
Been trying to find the words all morning.
All I’ve got is : Honored. Honored to be recognized by my peers.
Honored to stand along side my cast and crew.
Honored to be on this show.
See his original post below.
Then, there’s Quinta Brunson.
Sis made history as the first Black woman to earn three nominations in the comedy categories in the same year.
Quinta received an Emmy nod for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series,” “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series,” and “Outstanding Casting For a Comedy Series.”
But, she didn’t stop there…Quinta, at 32, is also the youngest Black woman ever nominated in the comedy acting category!
She took to Twitter writing:
Crying shaking and throwing up has new meaning to me because I real life did all three.
Still speechless. Congrats to the entire staff and cast of Abbott Elementary. And I want to share this moment with all of the people who watch and love the show. Emmy nominated, baby!
and thank you everyone for your kind messages. thank you so much❤️
See her original tweets below.
“Abbott Elementary” is a workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal —as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system.
Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of “Abbott Elementary” on the well-deserved and historic Emmy nominations!