21 Jul 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
NNPA News Servuce
HOLLYWOOD – Two of Hollywood’s most sought after actors, Laurence Fishburne and Idris Elba, have been nominated to compete against each other in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which announced all of its nominees for their PrimeTime Emmy Awards this fall.
Among the nominees was also actress Taraji P. Henson, who was nominated for best lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.”
The PrimeTime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts and primetime awards ceremonies.
Among the nominees for an Emmy Award is also Rickey Minor, who was nominated in the Outstanding Musical Director Category for his musical direction of “An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan.”
Actor Andre Braugher received a nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Owen in “Men of a Certain Age.”
Elba received a second nod in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Lenny in “The Big C.”
Also pitted against one another are two of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses, Loretta Devine and Alfre Woodard in the Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series category. Devine was nominated for her performance as Adele Webber in “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Woodard for her role as Ruby Jean Reynolds in “True Blood.”
The 63rd annual PrimeTime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on Sept. 18.
(Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Wave)