2021 Emmy Awards: Cynthia Erivo, Uzo Aduba, Other Nigerians Bag Nominations



2021 Emmy Awards: Cynthia Erivo, Uzo Aduba, other Nigerians bag nominations

Nigerian actresses in diaspora, Cynthia Erivo and Uzo Aduba, have been nominated for the Prinetime 2021 Emmy Awards.

The nomination for this year’s award was announced by father and daughter actors, Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones on Tuesday, Variety reported.

Erivo, a British-Nigerian, whose full name is Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo, was nominated for ‘Outstanding lead actress in a limited series’ for the series “Genius: Aretha.”

Aduba, an American-Nigerian, whose full name is Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba, bagged a nomination for ‘Outstanding lead actress in a drama series’ for the series “In Treatment.”

Other nominees from Nigerian descent include British-Nigerians, O.T Fagbenle and Sophie Okonedo.

Fagbenle, born as Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle, was nominated for ‘Supporting actor in a drama series’ for the drama, “The Handmaid’s Tale” while Okonedo bagged a nomination for ‘Guest actress in a drama series’ in “Ratched.”

The Emmy Award recognises achievements in different sectors of the television industry, and is one of the major entertainment awards in the United States. Other top awards include Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards.

This year’s edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, and will hold on September 19.


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