With Votes for Zendaya, Dime Davis, Nicole Byer, Emmy Voters Have a Chance to Make History

With Votes for Zendaya, Dime Davis, Nicole Byer, Emmy Voters Have a Chance to Make History
Even before the final-round voting ballots have been sent out, the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have made history.

The nominees include the most Black performers ever nominated in a single year. Not only is the sheer number a record, but 2020’s nominee class includes some notable firsts: Nicole Byer is the first Black woman to be nominated in the reality host category for Netflix’s “Nailed It”; Maya Rudolph became the first Black performer — man or woman — to be nominated against herself, scoring two noms in the guest comedy actress race for NBC’s “The Good Place” and “Saturday Night Live.” And Dime Davis is the first Black woman to be nominated in the variety series directing category for her work on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show.”

And while history may be made again come ceremony night on Sept. 20 — for example, if Davis wins, she will be
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