THE Covid-19 PANDEMIC wreaked havoc on the entertainment industry—cinemas closed their doors and live theater was brought to an abrupt halt. Now with the increase in vaccinations across the country, live entertainment has an opportunity at redemption.
The 73rd Emmy Awards are on the horizon, and the Academy released its official list of nominations, which included Houston native Renée Elise Goldsberry, who starred in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton” Goldsberry’s performance on Broadway helped to earn her a Tony Award, and she’s adding to her list of accolades with a nomination for supporting actress in a limited series TV/movie.
Goldsberry isn’t the only Houstonian in the list of nominees either. Phylicia Rashad also received a nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for her role as Carole Clark in the NBC drama series, This Is Us. Houston's very own Alexis Bledel was also nominated in the same category for her role as Ofglen in Handmaid's Tale, and Karamo Brown was nominated alongside his co-stars Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, for Queer Eye. Brown celebrated his nomination with a TikTok video.
Closing out the epic list of Houstonia's at the Emmy's is Alief native Tobe Nwigwe, the rapper received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Commercial. Nwigwe was the narrator over a Beats by Dre commercial released in 2020.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the awards show last year went almost fully virtual due to the pandemic, but this year’s broadcast will return with a limited live audience, along with the nominees and their guests. The show will be hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.