Millicent Shelton Gets First Outstanding Directing of a Comedy Emmy Nom for an African American

millicent-sheltonMillicent Shelton is up for an Emmy as the first African American woman nominated in the category Outstanding Directing a Comedy Series for 30 Rock‘s “Apollo, Apollo” show.

Shelton is a graduate of Princeton and has directed countless music videos for hip-hop and R&B artists and episodes of Saving Grace, Lincoln Heights, Everybody Hates Chris and My Name is Earl, and the new show Cougar Town.

Phylicia Rashad & A Raisin in the Sun Nab Emmy Nominations

Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and Blindie’s excited that former Cosby Show star Phylicia Rashad nabbed an outstanding actress Emmy nomination for her role as Lena Younger in the TV movie, A Raisin in the Sun–which also nabbed an Emmy nod in the TV movie/miniseries category.