Tracee Ellis Ross becomes 1st black woman in 30 year to be nominated for an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series Emmy award.
Can we take a minute and appreciate the phenomenal actress that is Tracee Ellis Ross?
She not only paved a way for herself apart from her Supreme mother Diana Ross, but is now the first black woman in 30 years to be nominated for an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series at this year’s Emmy’s!
The last black actress to be nominated for this award was Phylicia Rashad in 1986 where she was nominated for her role as Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show.
Ross has received this nomination for her portrayal of Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson in the hit ABC show "black-ish".
The first and only black actress to ever win the lead comedy actress Emmy award was Isabel Sanford from "The Jefferson’s," in 1981.
Let’s see if Tracee can join Sanford and take home an award at this year’s Emmy’s.