Monday, May 27, 2024

A look at queer nominees for the 74th annual Emmys

Nominees have been announced for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

There was a good amount of LGBTQ+ representation in the mix of nominees but noticeably lacking were queer nominees in the lead actor/ actress categories with the exception of Sarah Paulson, who snagged a nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Impeachment: American Crime Story.

Other notable nominations for acting went to Hanna Einbinder for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for role as Ava Daniels in Hacks which nicely compliments Jean Smart’s nod for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Deborah Vance on the same show. (Smart may not be queer herself, but we sure love her, and this is a well-deserved nomination as far as we’re concerned!)

Kate McKinnon also scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live as did Bowen Yang for Best Actor. Murray Bartlett is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Series or Movie for his role in The White Lotus, while Colman Domingo gained recognition as a nominee for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Euphoria.

For the Best Guest Actor/ Actress in a Comedy categories both Jane Lynch and Nathan Lane were acknowledged for their work on Only Murders in the Building while Jerrod Carmichael grabbed a nomination in the same category for his guest hosting duties on Saturday Night Live.

Rupaul’s Drag Race is once again nominated for Best Competition Program with Rupaul also nominated as Best Host of a Reality or Competition Program. Mama Ru is up against the Fab 5: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness for best hosting duties for their amazing work on Queer Eye.

Besides the individual nominations for queer performers, there were a few nods towards shows with prevailing LGBTQ+ storylines. Of note in this regard were the nominations for Euphoria and Yellowjackets in the Best Drama Series category.

For more information and a full list of nominees head to and be sure to tune into NBC/ Peacock on September 12 at 8PM EST to see who wins.

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John Hernandez

John A. Hernandez is a staff writer for Queer Forty with a focus on entertainment. He is also a writer for Vacationer Magazine and a contributor to Bear World Magazine and Gayming Magazine. He has a special love for all things horror and Halloween. He currently resides with his husband in New York City.

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