Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Tituss Burgess is entering the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode “Kimmy’s Roommate Lemonades” as his Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. This installment of the Netflix program streamed May 19 and was the 2nd episode of season 3. In this segment, Titus can’t wait to see his boyfriend Mikey (Mike Carlsen) after returning from work on a cruise ship but sees him with another man. What follows is a series of music video parodies of the mega-popular “Lemonade” by Beyonce featuring Burgess. In the end, it’s a touching moment when Titus breaks up with Mikey to let him try and find happiness.
Burgess celebrates his third consecutive nomination in this category at the Emmys. He is contending against last year’s champ Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), two-time winners Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), and Tony Hale (“Veep”), and returning nominee Matt Walsh (“Veep”).
Burgess now has three consecutive nominations in this category for his role as the outspoken and hilarious aspiring actor Titus Andromedon. He also picked up his first ever SAG Awards nomination early this year.
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