The Chi

Outstanding Drama Series

 

On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Drama Series

Executive Producers: Lena Waithe, Justin Hillian, Aaron Kaplan, Common, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Rick Famuyiwa, Jet Wilkinson
Co-Executive Producers: T.J. Brady, Rasheed Newson, Marcus Gardley
Supervising Producer: Lolis Eric Elie
Producer: Kelly A. Manners

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Casting by: Carmen Cuba, CSA

Chicago Casting by: Christal Karge CSA

Chicago Casting by: Marisa Ross CSA

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

Episode 306: Woo Woo Woo

Director of Photography – Jesse M. Feldman

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

Episode 301: Foe ‘Nem

Costume Designer – Mercedes Cook

Assistant Costume Designer – Kim Schuler

Costume Supervisor – Brenda Maben

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Episode 308: Frunchroom

Director – Jet Wilkinson

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Episode 310: A Couple, Two, Three

Editor – Scott Powell ACE

Editor – Dinara Aprymova

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING

Episode 301: Foe ‘Nem

Hair Dept Head – Denise Baker

Key Hairstylist – Gina Landers

Barber – Marcus Davis

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC)

Episode 301: Foe ‘Nem

Makeup Dept Head – Karen Lynn Accattato

Key Makeup – Patrick Ollie

Makeup – J St. Jaimes

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

Episode 302: Brewfurd

Music by: Patrick Warren

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION

Episode 301: Foe ‘Nem

Music Supervisor – Derryck “Big Tank” Thornton

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jacob Latimore

Alex Hibbert

Shamon Brown Jr.

Michael V. Epps

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Curtiss Cook

Luke James

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Yolonda Ross

Birgundi Baker

Kandi Burruss

Alani “La La” Anthony

Jasmine Davis

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

Episode 7: A Stain

Robert Webber – Supervising Sound Editor, ADR Supervisor

Bob Costanza – SFX Editor

Jeff Kushner – Dialog Editor

Courtney Berg – Foley Editor

Tim Chilton – Foley Artist

Jerry Trent – Foley Artist

Bryan Carrigan – Music Editor

Bryant Fuhrmann – Music Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

Episode 7: A Stain

Mario M. Coletta, Production Sound Mixer

Peter Kelsey, CAS Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Bucino, CAS Re-Recording Mixer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Episode 308: Frunchroom

Written by – Justin Hillian

Cast

Ntare Guma
Mbaho Mwine

as Ronnie Davis

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jacob Latimore

as Emmett Washington

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Alex Hibbert

as Kevin Williams

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Yolonda Ross

as Jada Washington

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Shamon Brown Jr.

as Stanley ‘Papa’ Johnson

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Michael V. Epps

as Jake Taylor

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Birgundi Baker

as Kiesha

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Episodes

S3 E1 | “Foe ‘Nem”

A wedding alters Kevin and Kiesha’s lives. Emmett juggles his business and his growing family. Ronnie struggles to find his way. Jake’s estranged brother Trig lands back in town on a mission.

S3 E2 | “Brewfurd”

Kevin rallies Papa and Jake for help. Emmett finds a short-term solution to his food shortage problem. Jada samples the dating scene and a local trap kitchen run by Dom. Trig devises a plan to get custody of his brother Jake from Douda.

S3 E3 | “Buss Down”

The Williams family goes into a tailspin. Emmett and Tiff devise a plan to move in with Jada while he gets his new business off the ground. Ronnie gets a not-so-friendly reminder that his neighborhood has a long memory of his past deeds.

S3 E4 | “Gangway”

Ronnie finds a new calling in his bid for redemption. Emmett lets his dad Darnell and his insecurities get the best of him. Kevin is weighed down by a lie. The mayoral race heats up when candidates Douda and Camille Halloway face off.

S3 E5 | “Terror Town”

An unexpected visit threatens Trig’s battle for custody of Jake.

S3 E6 | “Woo Woo Woo”

Kevin’s birthday finds him in far from a celebrating mood. Ronnie takes his grandmother Ms. Ethel on a whirl back in time. Emmett goes on a cannabis run with Tiff. Douda’s campaign hits another speed bump when a past wound draws fresh blood.

S3 E7 | “A Stain”

Ronnie laments a loss. Emmett and Dom get help from landlord Zeke in their new effort. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight. Jemma melts Kevin’s heart. Politics pit Douda against Camille.

S3 E8 | “Funchroom”

Kiesha remains trapped in her own personal nightmare while Kevin, Nina and Dre worry about the future. Emmett and Jada bring comforting words and food to the Williams’. Ronnie hopes to be absolved of his past transgressions.

S3 E9 | “Lackin'”

Ronnie is praised by his church community, while others won’t let him forget his mistakes. Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening. Kevin tries to balance his relationships with his obligations.

S3 E10 | “A Couple, Two, Three”

Ronnie finds absolution. Emmett and Tiff take a step toward their future. Jada offers advice. Trig plays his final card against Douda. Life events mature Kevin, Jake and Papa. Season finale.