“Crying, shaking and throwing up has new meaning to me because I real life did all three,” Quinta Brunson, who was nominated for writing and acting on the show, wrote on Twitter.
Steve Martin and Martin Short will compete for best comedy actor for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, about true-crime podcasters, though voters passed over their co-star Selena Gomez in acting categories.
Contenders for best comedy actress include Rachel Brosnahan for her role as a 1950s housewife and comedian on Mrs. Maisel, together with Issa Rae of Insecure and Hacks star Jean Smart.
Hacks, about a seasoned female comedian looking to extend her career, received a nomination for the second year in a row for best comedy series.
“I think it us a really important thing, especially in this moment in time in our country, to highlight women and to tell their stories,” Jen Statsky, co-creator of Hacks, said in an interview.
For best drama actress, nominees included previous winner Zendaya for Euphoria, Laura Linney for the drug-dealing drama Ozark, and Melanie Lynskey for the new series Yellowjackets about high school girls forced to survive in the wilderness.
The final seasons of the tear-jerker This is Us and comedy Black-ish did not make the cut in major categories this year. Emmy voters also skipped over popular the Western Yellowstone.