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Kenan Thompson Earns First-Ever Emmy Nomination 

Kenan Thompson Earns First-Ever Emmy Nomination 

Kenan Thompson Earns First-Ever Emmy Nomination 

Source: YouTube / Saturday Night Live

The 2018 Emmy nominations have arrived and there’s one very notable mentioning in the roster — Kenan Thompson. Thompson has earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.

READ: Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Leads 2018 Emmy Nominations

Thompson is going up against fellow SNL actor Alec Baldwin as well as Louie Anderson (Baskets), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Henry Winkler (Barry) for the Emmy award.

The comedian originally joined SNL back in 2003 and has been a part of the late-night live television variety show for 15 years.

Director Ava DuVernay recognized Thompson’s nomination on Twitter, writing:

“This man has been cracking us up on SNL for over a decade. First ever nomination today. I hope he wins retroactively for all the late-night laughs he’s given us. Sometimes he actually makes me cry tears I laugh so hard. Talented! .”

In related news, Donald Glover’s Atlanta is leading in nominations for this year.

The show’s second season has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series while Donald Glover has been nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Brian Tyree Henry, who portrays Paper Boi on the FX television series, has been nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; Zazie Beetz, who serves as Van, has been nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Katt Williams has also been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Willy in Atlanta.



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