After tearing up the box office in “Black Panther,” Letitia Wright has snagged her first Emmy nomination for “Black Mirror.” It was one of eight nominations the Netflix anthology series received, seven of which went to the episode “USS Callister.” (See all the Creative Arts Emmy winners.) Wright contends as Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for the installment “Black Museum.”
Nish (Wright) travels to the remote Black Museum, a collection of oddities run by the diabolical Rolo Haynes (Douglas Hodge). Haynes takes Nish through the museum, sharing three disturbing stories about the origins of certain artifacts. Rolo soon learns that Nish isn’t just a random visitor, but is actually seeking revenge for what the proprietor did to her father.
Can Wright win for this episode? Let’s dive into the pros and cons:
Did the TV Academy think they were voting for Wright in “Black Panther” instead of “Black Mirror”? Either way, her role in the mega-hit Marvel movie could help push her to a victory here.
After winning Best TV Movie and Best Movie/Mini Writing last year, “Black Mirror” had another stellar showing at the Emmys, thanks in large part to their acclaimed installment “USS Callister.” With the anthology series widely expected to repeat in TV Movie, could Wright get carried along in a sweep for the anthology series?
The leading contenders in this category — Penelope Cruz and Judith Light from “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” — could split the vote, allowing either Wright, Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”) or Merritt Wever (“Godless”) to triumph.
The majority of the Emmy attention awarded “Black Mirror” was for “USS Callister.” In fact, Wright is the sole representation for another episode this season. It’s entirely possible “Black Museum” could be overlooked entirely.
With so many veterans in the category seeking their first win (Wever excepted), Wright might be deemed too new for a victory.
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