Stacey Abrams is a true superhero. She is a politician and voting rights activist by day and a voiceover actress by night. Yesterday, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate picked up her first Emmy nomination alongside the cast of Black-ish. Nominated in the "Outstanding Voiceover Performance" category, Abrams was recognized for playing herself in the ABC sitcom's animated election special that aired prior to the most recent presidential election. At this year's award show, Abrams will compete against a crowded field that includes Maya Rudolph of Big Mouth, Julie Andrews of Bridgerton, Tituss Burgess of Central Park, Stanley Tucci of Central Park and Seth McFarlane of Family Guy.
Abrams is just getting her feet wet in the world of original programming. In addition to helping Dre getting his campaign going on Black-ish, the Spelman College graduate has also appeared in an episode of Showtime's Ziwe and produced a documentary called All In: The Fight For Democracy. Not to mention, she's appeared on several daytime and late-night talk shows like Desus & Mero, The View and Tamron Hall.
Beyond Abrams earning her first nomination, the 73rd Primetime Awards nomination special brought a ton of good news. Rising star Michaela Coel earned nine nominations for HBO and BBC with her hit drama series, I May Destroy You. In addition, the recently axed Lovecraft Country earned five nominations. To top it all off, MJ Rodriguez became the first trans woman to earn a major acting nomination for her role in Pose, which also recently came to a close.