Emmy Acting Categories Showed Diversity — but Significant Struggles Remain

Emmy Acting Categories Showed Diversity — but Significant Struggles Remain
It seems like every year we repeat the same thing: that [insert awards show here] emphasizes white males over everyone else. At the outset of this year’s Emmys, there was some hope. Sure, there were no Latinx or disabled nominees at all, but several of the categories had half or nearly all Black nominees. The problem is once the actual ceremonies began — starting on Sept. 14 with five nights of Creative Artists Emmys and concluding tonight with the Primetime Emmys — those nominees infrequently became winners.

It would take over an hour for the first Black performer at the Primetime Emmys to actually win an award, that being Regina King for “Watchmen,” tying the record alongside Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won in a career by a Black performer. From there, just three other Black actors would win during the evening: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, also for “Watchmen”; Uzo Aduba for her role as Shirley Chisholm
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