2Pac’s Record-Breaking ‘Dear Mama’ Series Secures Emmy Nomination

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2Pac‘s legacy has continued to reach new heights in various ways since his tragic passing over 25 years ago. Now, his remarkable life could potentially win him an Emmy Award.

On Wednesday (July 12), the Emmys revealed the nominations for their 2023 ceremony, which is set to be held in September.

One of the five productions nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series is Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur. This FX series is competing against other notable nominees such as 100 Foot Wave, Secrets Of The Elephants, 1619 Project, and The U.S. And The Holocaust.

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Directed by Allen Hughes, the five-episode docuseries Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur premiered on Hulu in April. It was positively received by the film and Hip Hop communities alike, and went on to generated monumental numbers upon its release.

Dear Mama is about the fascinating mother-son bond between 2Pac, probably one of the best rappers of all time, and Afeni Shakur, a revolutionary and member of the Black Panther Party.

Shortly after its release, the documentary achieved the most-watched premiere episode for an unscripted series in the 28-year history of FX.

“It’s only fitting that Allen Hughes definitive piece on Tupac and Afeni Shakur delivered a record performance for us and it speaks to Tupac’s enduring legacy,” Nick Grad, president of FX Entertainment, said in a statement.  “Allen’s examination of Tupac viewed through the prism of his mother Afeni is a fascinating take that really gets beneath the education and experience that shaped his life and inspired him to become one of the greatest artists ever.”