The Emmys are almost upon us, but before Sunday, Sept. 17 rolls around, we wanted to take a look at the female queer stars who we think deserves to win.
This years nominations include, Samira Wiley who is nominated for the first time for her riveting performance in the disturbingly brilliant Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Lily Tomlin, is up for best lead actress in a comedy series for Grace and Frankie.
Evan Rachel Wood scored a nod for her performance in the series Westworld, a role for which also saw her take home the Critics’ Choice Award.
Kate McKinnon is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for SNL, an award she also won the previous year, which should make her a frontrunner.
Ellen Page‘s Gaycation With Ellen Page is nominated for best unstructured reality series.
Laverne Cox and Shannon Purser (of Stranger Things) are both up for Best Guest Actress in a Drama.
Jamie Babbit is up for outstanding director in a comedy series for her episode of Silicon Valley.
Jane Lynch got a nod for best actress in a short form for Dropping the Soap.
Wanda Sykes is up for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the show “Black-ish”.
And Lena Waithe scored a writing nomination for her “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None.
There are also a number TV shows with queer characters were up for nomination too.
Master of None, Modern Family, Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Portlandia, SNL, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, How to Get Away with Murder, Ray Donovan, Transparent, Orange Is the New Black. Brown Girls, One Day at a Time.
Even Black Mirror‘s ‘San Junipero’got a nomination for best TV movie.
I don’t know about you, but we’re thrilled that queer women are finally being recognised as actual talent by the mainstream media tycoons.
Stephen Colbert will host the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS.