EmmysSoWhite: All 12 Major Acting Prizes Go to White Winners

EmmysSoWhite: All 12 Major Acting Prizes Go to White Winners
A diverse slate of nominees did not translate to the list of winners at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Despite multiple nominees of color in nearly every category, every major acting trophy was handed to a white winner on Sunday night.

The Crown” swept the drama categories, with the four acting prizes taken home by the show’s white stars. Gillian Anderson, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor and Olivia Colman triumphed in categories which also included nominees like “Pose” star Mj Rodriguez, the recently deceased Michael K. Williams and a slew of “Handmaid’s Tale” actors including Max Minghella, O-t Fagbenle and Samira Wiley.

On the comedy side, people of color were also shut out where the stars of “Ted Lasso” and “Hacks” picked up wins. Jean Smart and Jason Sudeikis took home the lead acting wins, with Sudeikis’ co-stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein winning in supporting. “Saturday Night Live” breakout star
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