Bowen Yang Was Watching "Real Housewives" When He Learned About Emmy Nod

Bowen Yang Was Watching “Real Housewives” When He Learned About Emmy Nod

Bowen Yang at The Lost City premiere

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Bowen Yang just snagged his third Emmy nomination. The comedian was once again recognized for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” in which he embodied a slew of hilarious characters. Shortly after the Emmys announcement on July 12, he reacted to the honor on his Instagram Stories.

“I was on a plane watching ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ when I found out because I am a company man.”

“@nbcsnl is the most wonderful convocation of talents and people and I share this with all the cast, writers, and crew,” he wrote. “I was on a plane watching ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ when I found out because I am a company man. Stream Peacock now.” Nominated alongside Yang are three actors from “Ted Lasso,” Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, and Nick Mohammed; “Barry” actors Anthony Carrigan and Harry Winkler; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”‘s Tony Shalhoub; and Tyler James Williams from “Abbott Elementary.”

Yang was previously nominated for outstanding writing for a variety series in 2019 and outstanding supporting actor in 2021, both for “SNL.” Though “Ted Lasso”‘s Goldstein ended up taking home the award in 2021, Yang’s nomination marked the first time a featured player on “SNL” was honored for an acting award. He spent one season as a writer in 2018 before he became the first Asian American to join the main cast in 2019.

While the comedian is an “SNL” favorite, he’s also nabbed roles in various shows and films, including “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens,” “Girls5eva,” and, most recently, Hulu’s “Fire Island,” an experience Yang recently described to POPSUGAR as “surreal.” See his sweet reaction to his third Emmy nomination ahead.

Bowen yang reacts to Emmy nomination on Instagram Stories

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