July 12, 2023
Nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday, and "Abbott Elementary" is once again near the top of the class.
The ABC sitcom, set in a fictional Philadelphia public school, received eight nominations in seven categories, including a nod for outstanding comedy series. Quinta Brunson, the show's creator and star, also was nominated for her guest role on "Saturday Night Live."
In the outstanding comedy series category, "Abbott Elementary" is up against multiple previously-nominated series like "Barry," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Only Murders In The Building" and "Ted Lasso." There are also some newcomers to the category, including "Wednesday," "Jury Duty" and "The Bear."
"Abbott Elementary" also was nominated for outstanding casting for a comedy series and outstanding contemporary hairstyling.
In the acting categories, Brunson was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role as second grade teacher Janine Teagues. Tyler James Williams, who plays teacher Gregory Eddie, earned a nomination for outstanding supporting actor. Janelle James, who plays Principal Ava Coleman, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, who plays teacher Barbara Howard, each were nominated for outstanding supporting actress.
Taraji P. Henson, who guest-starred in Season 2 as Janine's mother Vanetta, received a nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. Brunson, a Philly native, was nominated in the same category for her April "SNL" hosting gig.
"Honored that Abbott Elementary is nominated for best comedy series again at this years Emmys ... As a person who just wanted to make a tv show, this will never stop being amazing," Brunson said in a series of tweets. "I'm FLABBERGASTED to be nominated as a guest actress in a comedy for ('SNL'). I loved loved loved working with with that cast and crew, it was my dream come true...and now this? OK SURE."
Last year, "Abbott Elementary" was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning three. Brunson became the youngest Black woman ever nominated in the comedy acting category and the first to earn three nods in the comedy categories in the same year.
The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. on FOX. The host of the ceremony has not yet been announced, and there is concern over whether the ceremony could be postponed amid the ongoing writers strike. Actors may soon strike, too.
Here are the categories in which "Abbott Elementary" and Quinta Brunson were nominated. The full list of Emmy Award nominations can be viewed online: