- Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated in the 72nd Prime Time Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Narrator category
- The actress went on social media to celebrate the achievements recognising her for the narration of the TV show Serengeti
- This year's event will take place on Sunday, September 20
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Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Narrator category.
The nominations were announced on Tuesday, July 28, and will honour the best in U.S TV prime time programming.
Lupita went on social media to celebrate the achievement that was recognising her for her narration of the TV show Serengeti.
She acknowledged her fellow nominees noting they were great company to keep and also thanked the team at Discovery for the opportunity.
"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 (sic)," she wrote.
This will be her first-ever nominations 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.
Lupita recently scooped two awards at the 51st edition of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The event, which took place on Saturday, February 22, saw Lupita take home the award for Best Actress for her role in Jordan Peele's movie and her second for her own creation, the book Sulwe which grabbed the award for Outstanding Literary Work Children.
The actress was not at the event as she was visiting Africa but went on social media to celebrate her achievements.
"I just got the news about the best actress award from the NAACP Image Awards for the movie US, just wanna say thank you so much, I’m so sorry that I could not be there myself. I’m away in my homeland doing some work and l I just want to share how honoured I am," she wrote.
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