Quinta Brunson Makes History With Three Emmy Noms for "Abbott Elementary"

Quinta Brunson is the first black woman to receive three comedy Emmy nominations for her show “Abbott Elementary” in the same year and in the following categories of Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a comedy, and Writing for a Comedy Series for the pilot. Brunson is also the youngest woman of color to be nominated in the category of comedy acting.

Brunson shared in an Instagram post her reaction to the show nomination.

“I’m still a bit speechless. Congrats to the entire Abbott Elementary cast and crew.”



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Brunson, a Philadelphia native also tweeted her emotions in a post that read.

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!


Brunson recently celebrated last month Abbott Elementary seen on the Warner Brothers studio Lot Front with the words, Dream come true for a little shawty ❤️



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There have been only two other women to be nominated and won in the categories of lead actress in a comedy and writing for a comedy series in Emmy’s 74-year run— Isabel Sanford won in 1981 for her iconic role as Louise in CBS’ “The Jeffersons” and Lena Waithe alongside co-writer Aziz Ansari in 2017 for Netflix’s “Master of None.”

Congratulations Quinta! She joins other WOC actresses, writers, and directors making waves in film and television like Traci Ellis Ross and Issa Rae!

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The 74th Emmys will air on Sept. 12.

Photo Credit: Ser Baffo / ABC