Wanda Sykes is nominated for a daytime Emmy “ Best Guest performer in a Daytime Fiction Program” for her work in “Noah’s Arc: Rona Chronicles”. While this is her first daytime Emmy nomination, Sykes in no stranger to Emmy nominations, having been nominated 11 times for the prime-time Emmys, winning in 1999 for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special”.
Wanda Sykes started her career in stand up in 1987 at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington DC and has a steady career of supporting roles in major comedies such as Evan Almighty and “Pootie Tang”, and her unmistakable voice has lent itself to both writing teams and voice acting alike.
Sykes publicly came out in November of 2008 at a same sex rally regarding the fate of prop 8.
“Noah’s Arc”, daytime televisions only show centered around the lives of Black gay men returned in 2020, as all beloved no-longer-on-air television shows did, for a 2020 quarantine special, “Noah’s Arc: ‘Rona Chronicles”.
Sykes guest starred along with the core four of the original series Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent and Doug Spearman, and the show also guest starred Wilson Cruz, Titus Burgess, and Richard Brooks. There was also a Q&A hosted by Karamo Brown of ‘Queer Eye’ with the cast.
The special takes place ten years after the 2008 movie, and shows how the cast of characters are living in quarantine. Sykes plays Noah’s mother in the special, chatting with the characters son over parenthood and the current social situation (regarding the 2020 black lives matter protests and Corona Virus).
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