‘Ramy’ Just Became the First Muslim American Sitcom to Receive an Emmy Nomination

By Malak Khaled

According to CNN, “Ramy” is the first Muslim-American Sitcom to be nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. “Ramy” is about the starring comedian Ramy Youssef and revolves around the life of an Egyptian-American living in New Jersey; it has been airing on ‘Hulu’ since 2019. The show’s second season was released in May and was renewed for a third season earlier this month.

The comedy show has been selected for multiple nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy ceremony, with Youssef landing nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Mahershala Ali for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series. The Emmys will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on the 20th of September on ‘ABC’.


This is actually not the first time “Ramy” was nominated for a huge award. In fact, in January of this year, Ramy Youssef won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series.

It has also been noticed by many voters that this year’s Emmy nominations are extremely diverse which makes us super excited!

WE SAID THIS: Are you excited?