Mos Def Nominated For An Emmy Award

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man Mos Def has been nominated for an Emmy Award, an honor which is bestowed

to the finest actors in the profession.

The rapper stands

poised to win the Actor, Miniseries or a Movie category for his role in "Something

the Lord Made," a series on HBO.

Mos played Vivien

Thomas, an African-American man who was a pioneer in the field of heart surgery

despite never attending medical school.

"This is the

biggest role I’ve had in film to date," Mos said in a recent interview.

"But, you know, I try not to think about that sort of thing…I just want

to do the best work I can, and hopefully that helps tell the story in the best

way and stays true to the spirit and the dignity of the story and the people

in it."

The nomination

pits Mos against Antonio Banderas ("And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself”),

Al Pacino ("Angels in America"), and James Brolin, who starred in

Showtime’s "The Reagans."

Mos’s amigo

Dave Chappelle was also nominated for an Emmy for best Variety, Music or Comedy

Series. "Chappelle’s Show," which is on Comedy Central will do battle

with the highly regarded "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Show No. 8037,"

"Late Night With Conan O’Brien," “Late Show With David Letterman,"

and "Saturday Night Live."

As for Mos, the

rapper has been rumored to be recording his second solo album and has possibly

scrapped the long-awaited rock album with his band

Jack Johnson.

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