Just two months after the final episode of Season 2 aired, the award season heats up for Donald Glover’s Atlanta. The FX series created by and starring the actor and musician known by stage-name Childish Gambino has received 16 Emmy Award nominations. For Glover, four of those inclusions relate to his acting, writing, and episode direction.

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Among the possible awards (taking place September 17 at Los Angeles, California’s Microsoft Theater), Atlanta is nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series.” Two particular Season 2 episodes, “Alligator Man” and “Barbershop,” are singled out for “Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series.” The former, which kicked off the second season, was Glover’s script.

Donald is not the only member of the cast or show production to be singled out. Brian Tyree Henry’s portrayal of “Paper Boi” lands him “Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series” nod, where he will compete against Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson and Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, Zazie Beetz’ depiction of “Vanessa ‘Van’ Keefer” earns her the same honors for the actress category. She will compete against SNL‘s trio of Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Aidy Bryant. This marks first-time nominations for Henry and Beetz.


Director Hiro Murai is nominated for the “Teddy Perkins” episode, where he will compete against Glover. Stefani Robinson’s script for “Barbershop” is also honored. The FX series music supervision is also in the award running.

Only Game Of Thrones earned more nominations, with 22. Other noteworthy noms include Insecure‘s Issa Rae as well as Black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis-Ross for “Best Lead Actress Actress In A Comedy Series.” Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s The Defiant Ones documentary also received five nominations.