Tracee Ellis Ross Is 1st Black Woman in 30 Years to Receive Emmy Nod for Best Comedy Actress
The actress received a nod for outstanding leading actress in a comedy series.
By NICOLE PELLETIERE
September 15, 2016, 2:59 PM
• 4 min read
-- Tracee Ellis Ross is the first black woman in three decades to receive an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
On "Good Morning America" today, Ross watched a clip of her "Black-ish" co-star Anthony Anderson's freak-out moment last month when he read his own Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, as well as Ross' nod and their show's nod for outstanding comedy series.
"So I'm sitting at home watching, and it was hilarious," Ross said. "I screamed when Anthony, when he said his name, I was literally like a seal. And then when he got to my category, I was like, 'Are they going to go with the Ellis, or the Ross?' And I was like, 'Oh, God, the Es are done!'"
She added, "My name came up, and I jumped up, ran around my dining room table, opened my front door, went in my courtyard and was running around. I was like, 'What am I doing? I have nowhere to go! Call somebody!' I left my body. I was so excited."