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West Philadelphia’s Quinta Brunson makes history with multiple ‘Abbott Elementary’ Emmy Award nominations

PHILADELPHIA — ABC’s widely acclaimed “Abbott Elementary” made an impressive debut in its first year, winning seven Emmy nominations on Tuesdayincluding a Best Comedy nod and a tribute to its creator, Quinta Brunson.

The hilarious mockumentary became ABC’s first comedy to quadruple its ratings since its premiere and earned seven nominations.

“Abbott Elementary” follows a documentary crew as they film the lives of teachers and students at a struggling, underfunded Philadelphia school.

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It earned nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Comedy, Casting and Acting for Tyler James Williams, Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

The show was created and written by comedian Quinta Brunson, who plays Janine Teagues and also won an Emmy Award for acting.

Brunson, a native of West Philadelphia, is the first black woman to receive comedy nominations in the acting, writing and series categories.

He previously appeared on “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and “Big Mouth” and is currently working on the script for the second season of “Abbott Elementary.”

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“Abbott Elementary” airs on ABC and Hulu.

“Succession” received the most Emmy nominations with 25, and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” collected 17 nods.

The Emmys are set for Sept. 12 and will air on NBC, with a host yet to be announced.

The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of this ABC station.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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