LGBT+ stars rake in Emmy Award nominations

RuPaul, Laverne Cox and Billy Porter all received nominations for the 2019 Emmy Awards which will take place Sunday, September 15.

Split screen of RuPaul, Billy Porter and Laverne Cox three actors nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards.

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday, July 16 with a plethora of star-studded LGBT+ nominations.

The series ‘Pose’ and ‘Killing Eve’ will compete against each other and the powerhouses of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘ and AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ in the Best Drama Series category. 

‘Pose’ focuses on the LGBT+ New York City ballroom culture of the 1980s and 1990s. 

Billy Porter who plays Pray Tell in the hit series is the first openly gay black man to be nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Jodie Comer and co-star Sandra Oh are both nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their roles in thriller ‘Killing Eve’.

‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Laverne Cox is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Cox was the first trans person ever to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category. If she is successful she would be the first-ever trans person to win a Primetime Emmy Award in this category.

‘Queer Eye’ has received a massive six nominations including Outstanding Structured Reality Programme and Directing for a Reality Programme. The fab-five appear to be dominating the nominations so far with Jonathan Van Ness receiving a nomination for comedy web series, ‘Gay of Thrones’.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ received a staggering 14 nominations including Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program as well as Outstanding Competition Program. Last year Drag Race won five out of the twelve Emmys it was nominated for with RuPaul winning Outstanding Host for a Reality of Competition Programme.

This year RuPaul will be head to head against Ellen DeGeneres who is nominated for her role in ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’. We have one thing to say: Start your engines and may the best woman win!

The 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place Sunday, September 15 which gives you some time to binge ‘Pose’ and all your other favourite LGBT+ shows before the awards ceremony.

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