On Wednesday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The nominations ceremony was hosted by Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) and Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”). Over 22,000 members of the television academy voted in this year’s ballot.
Comedian Aziz Ansari was nominated for lead actor in a comedy series for his performance in Netflix’s “Master of None.” The series, which Ansari co-created with Alan Yang, was also nominated for outstanding comedy series. In June, Ansari had been nominated for the 32nd Television Critics Association Awards for individual achievement in comedy. His Netflix series was also nominated for outstanding new program.
The “Parents” episode of “Master of None” was also nominated for both outstanding writing for a comedy series and outstanding directing for a comedy series. In the episode, the main characters Dev and Brian explore what it means to be the children of immigrants. The episode also detailed the immigrant experience of the characters’ respective Indian and Taiwanese parents.
Actress Michelle Ang from “Fear the Walking Dead” was also nominated for outstanding actress in a short form comedy or drama series. "Orange is the New Black" was nominated for oustanding casting for a drama series. “He Named Me Malala,” which aired on the National Geographic Channel, was also nominated for four technical awards.
The 68th Emmy Awards show will take place on Sept. 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the event, which will be broadcast live.