Donald Glover and Chance the Rapper have been nominated for Emmy Awards this year for their work on Atlanta and Saturday Night Live, respectively.
Glover has had a massive year following the success of Atlanta, which was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. Glover himself was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, the latter two for the episode “B.A.N.” — the satire episode with the made-up commercials. Atlanta as a show was also nominated for Outstanding Casting.
His competition in the acting category comes from the likes of Anthony Anderson (Blackish), Aziz Ansari (Master Of None) and longtime winner Jeffery Tambor (Transparent). Glover won the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes in January.
Chance, on the other hand, was nominated thanks to an original Christmas song he helped perform on Saturday Night Live.
Chance also said he submitted the Muhammad Ali tribute he performed at the ESPY Awards last year.
The two guys whom we’ve come to know in the music world — and the two who allegedly have a project in the works — are now nominated for awards in television.
And hey, would you look at that: after sifting through some more awards, there are Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins! The trio are nominated in the same category (Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics) as Chance for “Letter To The Free” from 13th.
Check out the full list of nominees here.
— AtlantaFX (@AtlantaFX) July 13, 2017