Ramy Youssef’s show “Ramy'” has become the first ever Muslim American sitcom to be nominated for the Emmy’s. The Egyptian-American co-creator and star of the Hulu series is nominated in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. Youssef appeared shocked yet delighted and in a humble appraisal of the news simply thanked God by saying, “Alhamdulillah.”
The series has also been a hit with the network as it renewed it for a third season just last month. This is not the first time Youssef has been honored for his contribution to diverse comedy–he claimed a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series in January of this year.
The Television Academy has honored other Muslim roles in TV this year including Aziz Ansari for his work with “Master of None” and Riz Ahmed for “The Night Of.” Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen also bagged a nomination for his part in the “Watchmen” and took to Twitter with the news.
EMMY NOMINATED!!!! pic.twitter.com/CFipWYmSPC
— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) July 28, 2020
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 20, on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel set to host.