by Muthoni Kimani
August 4, 2020
Kenyan Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong' o has been nominated for her first Emmy Award.
The Oscar award winner was nominated for the 72nd edition of Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Narrator category for her narration on the international nature documentary titled Serengeti by the Discovery Channel Lupita took to Instagram to celebrate her nomination and thanked the Discovery Channel for giving her the opportunity;
"Weeeeeeee, I am an Emmy nomineeeeeee For the narration of #Serengeti!! My fellow nominees in the Outstanding Narrator category, @Im.AngelaBassett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, @KareemAbdulJabbar_33 and David Attenborough, are incredible company to keep. Sending my gratitude to the whole team at @Discovery. #Emmys" 🐯🐘🐵🐆🦒
This will be her first-ever nomination in the category, and she becomes the third black woman to be nominated in the same class.
This year's event will mark the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards night and will take place on Sunday, September 20.
Comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the event.