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Emmy Nominations: Here Are All 36 First Time Performer Nominees

Kenan Thompson, Jessica Biel, John Legend, James Corden, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Tiffany Haddish and others join the club

Last Updated: July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Welcome to the club, new Emmy nominees! Among the first time performer nominees this year are Kenan Thompson, Jessica Biel, John Legend, James Corden, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, and Tiffany Haddish.

There’s also Sara Bareilles, Aidy Bryant, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Betty Gilpin and Ricky Martin, to single out a few more.

But let’s not play favorites any longer — the full first-timers list is below.

Megan Amram, “An Emmy for Megan”
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Cameron Britton, “Mindhunter”
Aidy Bryant, “SNL”
James Corden, “James Corden’s Next James Corden”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Alexis Denisof, “I Love Bekka & Lucy”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Lee Garlington, “Broken”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Matthew Goode, “The Crown”
Naomi Grossman, “Ctrl Alt Delete”
Tiffany Haddish, “SNL”
Melvin Jackson Jr., “This Eddie Murphy Role Is Mine, Not Yours”
Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Diarra Kilpatrick, “American Koko”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Kelli O’Hara, “The Accidental Wolf”
Adina Porter, “AHS: Cult”
Destorm Power, “Caught The Series”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
Miles Tagtmeyer, “Broken”
Kenan Thompson, “SNL”
Katt Williams, “Atlanta”
Letitia Wright, “Black Museum” (“Black Mirror”)

And here is the complete list of Emmy nominees, whether Thursday marked their first time or 15th time being bestowed with the honor.