The Emmys Had Its Most Diverse Nominees Yet, But Failed Them Over And Over The Emmys aired on Sunday evening (September 19) with a very diverse number of nominees, however, none of them won a major award.
The Emmys promised to do better after the award show trended with #EmmysSoWhite on social media for the past couple of years, this year they made a convoluted effort to rectify the issue but fell flat.
The chairman of the Television Academy, Frank Scherma, said during the broadcast that, “Voices of Black, Latinx, Asian American and Indigenous creators, along with the LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse and disabled communities are being heard by larger audiences than ever before,” but they weren’t heard by the voters of the Emmys. RuPaul, who is the most awarded Black artist in Emmy history, won the Outstanding Competition Program and Michaela Cole won for writing on HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” but overlooked was the late Michael K. Williams (Lovecraft Country), Black-ish, Pose, Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), and Hamilton.
Did you watch the Emmys? What did you think about those who won? Did they deserve to win?
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