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.

"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."

"I woke her up," Tracee Ellis Ross, 43, said of sharing the news with her mom.