The Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy category still has never crowned a Black champ

The Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy category still has never crowned a Black champ
Another Emmy ceremony, another year of that dubious Best Drama Supporting Actor streak continuing. Tobias Menzies won the award on Sunday for his performance on “The Crown,” meaning that Best Drama Supporting Actor will remain the last acting category without a Black winner for another year.

Menzies was second place in the odds, which were topped by the late Michael K. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”). Williams was the season-long favorite to win before his untimely death at 54 on Sept. 6, a week after winner voting closed. He was one of three Black actors nominated for drama supporting actor this year — the others being Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”) and O-t Fagbenle (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) — the most ever in a single year in the category.

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Formally established in 1970, Best Drama Supporting Actor has seen numerous Black nominees through the years, but no winners. Even the short form acting categories,
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