"black-ish" Star Tracee Ellis Ross: "I Left My Body" After History Emmy Nomination

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — Tracee Ellis Ross is making history as the first black woman in three decades to receive an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

On Good Morning America today, Ross watched a clip of co-star Anthony Anderson’s freak-out moment last month when he read his own Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, as well as Ross’ nod and that of their show black-ish, nommed for outstanding comedy series.

“So I’m sitting at home watching and it was hilarious,” Ross said. “I screamed when Anthony, when he said his name, I was literally like a seal. And then, when he got to my category, I was like, ‘Are they going to go with the Ellis, or the Ross?’ And I was like, ‘Oh God, the E’s are done!'”

She added: “My name came up and I jumped up, ran around my dining room table, opened my front door, went in my courtyard and was running around. I was like, ‘What am I doing? I have nowhere to go! Call somebody!’ I left my body. I was so excited.”

 Ross’ mother, legendary singer Diana Ross, congratulated her daughter on the Emmy nod.
“I woke her up,” Ross, 43, said of sharing the news with her mom.

When asked what she’s going to do next, Ross replied, “The Johnsons are going to Disney World,” referring to the show’s fictional family, which visits the Happiest Place on Earth in their upcoming season premiere.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC this Sunday.

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