Laurie Metcalf arrives for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. 

Illinois State University graduate Laura Metcalf has been nominated again for an Emmy Award for acting.

Metcalf, a 1976 graduate of ISU, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her role in “Roseanne.”

Metcalf plays Roseanne's combative sister, a role for which she was the Emmy winner in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Since then, she has won two Tony Awards. There was some reported concern that Emmy voters would snub her this time  because of the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr's racist tweet earlier this year.

While 2018 has not been a good one for Barr, it has been huge for Metcalf, who, among other accolades, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress for her role in “Lady Bird." She was nominated for the same award in the 2018 Golden Globes for “Lady Bird.” 

In addition to her three previous Emmy wins, Metcalf has also been nominated for seven other Emmy's prior to Wednesday's selection. 

The Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced at the Emmys ceremony which will air on Sept. 17 on NBC.

The other nominees in Metcalif's Emmy category are:

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

Kate McKinnon, “SNL”

Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

Aidy Bryant, “SNL”

Leslie Jones, “SNL”

Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Outstanding drama series: "The Americans," "The Crown," "Game of Thrones," "The Handmaid's Tale," "Stranger Things," "This Is Us," "Westworld,"

Outstanding comedy series: "Atlanta," "Barry," "black-ish," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Glow," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Silicon Valley," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Outstanding limited series: "The Alienist"; "The Assassination of Gianni Versace"; "Genius: Picasso"; "Godless"; "Patrick Melrose"

Lead actress in a comedy series: Pamala Adlon ("Better Things"); Tracee Ellis-Ross ("black-ish"); Allison Janney ("Mom"); Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"); Issa Rae ("Insecure"); Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie")

Lead actor in a comedy series: Anthony Anderson ("black-ish"); Ted Danson ("The Good Place"); Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"); Donald Glover ("Atlanta"); Bill Hader ("Barry"); William H. Macy ("Shameless").

Lead actress in a drama series: Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve"); Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale"); Claire Foy ("The Crown"); Evan Rachel Wood ("Westworld"); Keri Russell ("The Americans"); Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black").

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman ("Ozark"); Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"); Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us"); Milo Ventimiglia ("This Is Us"); Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld"); Ed Harris ("Westworld").

Lead actor in a limited series or movie: Antonio Banderas ("Genius: Picasso"); Darren Criss ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"); Benedict Cumberbatch ("Patrick Melrose"); Jeff Daniels ("The Looming Tower"); John Legend ("Jesus Christ Superstar"); Jesse Plemmons ("Black Mirror: USS Callister").

Lead actress in a limited series or movie: Jessica Biel ("The Sinner"); Laura Dern ("The Tale"); Michelle Dockery ("Godless"); Edie Falco ("Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murder"); Regina King ("Seven Seconds"); Sarah Paulson ("American Horror Story: Cult").

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