Billy Porter, Dan Levy, Laverne Cox,
and Jeremy Pope are among the out actors to receive Emmy Award nods
as nominations were announced on Tuesday.
Out actor Billy Porter received an
acting nomination for his performance as Pray Tell in the FX series
Pose. Porter won an Emmy for the role last year.
Jeremy Pope, who plays a writer and
Rock Hudson's boyfriend in Netflix's Hollywood, received an
acting nomination for his performance in the series.
Saturday Night Live cast member
Kate McKinnon received an acting nomination for her work on the
sketch comedy and variety show.
Out actor Dan Levy received three
nominations for Schitt's Creek. Levy is nominated in acting,
writing and directing categories. Levy co-created the series with his
father, Eugene Levy, who also appears in the comedy.
Holland Taylor received an acting
nomination for her portrayal of Ellen Kincaid in Netflix's Hollywood.
Jim Parsons also received an acting nomination for his role as Rock
Hudson's manipulative manager in the series.
Tituss Burgess' portrayal of Titus
Andromedon in the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy
vs. The Reverend earned him an acting nomination.
Comedian Wanda Sykes received
nominations for her work on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
and Comedy Central's Crank Yankers.
Laverne Cox received her fourth Emmy
nomination for her portrayal of transgender prison inmate Sophia
Burset on the Netflix dramedy Orange is the New Black. Cox has
yet to win.
Netflix's makeover reality show Queer
Eye is nominated in the Structured Reality Program category. Its
five out hosts – Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni
Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness – are nominated in the Reality Host
The Queer Eye cast will be
competing against RuPaul, host of VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race, in
the Reality Host category. RuPaul has won the category for the last
YouTuber Randy Rainbow, who is best
known for his playful musicals poking fun at President Donald Trump,
is nominated in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category.