The Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday (July 12), and this year's nominee list is filled with musicians who proved that they can take on visual as well as auditory entertainment.
Here's the complete list musicians who are nominated for an 2018 Emmy award.
Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is no stranger to the screen. However, it would have been hard to predict the rapper's absolute domination the nominee list. Glover's comedy series, Atlanta, is nominated for sixteen Emmys, which the rapper is nominated for acting, writing and directing. Additionally, he has earned a nomination for being a guest on Saturday Night Live where he acted as the show's host and musical guest.
RuPaul's Drag Race's season 10 finale just aired, and what better way to celebrate than with twelve Emmy nominations? RuPaul Charles is nominated for outstanding host (which he has won the last two years) and the show is up for outstanding reality-competition program as well as outstanding directing, outstanding hairstyling and outstanding makeup for multi-camera special or series, among others.
John Legend is now thisclose to an EGOT. The singer is nominated for two Emmys for Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert for his work as a producer and for his lead role as Jesus Christ. If he wins, he'll have won an award from each the Big Four award shows: the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.
Singer-songwriter Sarah Bareilles racked up her first Emmy nomination on Thursday night for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie category for her fantastic performance Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert.
Up for outstanding music direction for his first special, Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, Bruno Mars is also in the running to take home his first Emmy this award season.
The 70th annual Emmys are set to air on NBC on Sept. 17 from Los Angeles' Microst Theater, with hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost Saturday Night Live.
Check out the full list nominations here.