In 1986 Phylicia Rashad was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. And now, 30 years later, Tracee Ellis Ross is following in her footsteps. Ross was nominated in July for her character, Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, on ABC’s black-ish. And this Sunday, we’ll find out if she is a winner.
“At this age, at this point in my career, to be a first-time nominee is extraordinary. To be nominated on behalf of a show that I am so proud of,” Ross told ABC. “I have not yet gotten married or had a baby, and this is pretty up there on the list.
“This whole other layer of the historical aspect is mind-boggling to me,” Ross added. “It adds a whole other layer to this that is extraordinary and wonderful.”
Congrats to Tracee! The awards show airs Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC at 7 p.m. EDT.