The 2021 Emmy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday.
According to Deadline, with the announcement of the latest Primetime Emmy Nominations, this is a record year when it comes to diverse talent being recognized.
Notable award shows like the Oscars and Emmys that highlight film and television have received backlash in the past years with their lack of diversity regarding nomintations. We have seen an influx of shows created and starring people of colour that get passed by.
Five years ago, #OscarsSoWhite created by April Reign rewrote the narrative in an industry with entrenched disparities.
According to Black Enterprise “There were a record 49 BIPOC nominees who were acknowledged in the acting and reality hosting categories. That number led to a 17% increase over last year’s diversity record of 42 BIPOC nominees.” and we are here for it.
In the acting categories:
Anthony Anderson (Lead Actor Comedy Series, black-ish), Kenan Thompson (Lead Actor Comedy Series, Kenan and Supporting Actor Comedy, SNL), Tracee Ellis Ross (Lead Actress Comedy Series, black-ish), Uzo Aduba (Lead Actress Drama Series, In Treatment), Mj Rodriguez (Lead Actress Drama Series, Pose), Jurnee Smollett (Lead Actress Drama Series, Lovecraft Country), Sterling K. Brown (Lead Actor Drama Series, This Is Us), Jonathan Majors (Lead Actor Drama Series, Lovecraft Country), Regé-Jean Page (Lead Actor Drama Series, Bridgerton), Billy Porter (Lead Actor Drama Series, Pose), Michael Coel (Lead Actress, Limited Series, I May Destroy You), Cynthia Erivo (Lead Actress Limited Series, Genius: Aretha), Anya Taylor-Joy (Lead Actress Limited Series, The Queen’s Gambit), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lead Actor Limited/Anthology Series/Movie category, Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr (Lead Actor Limited Series, Hamilton)
Read the complete list here.
The 73rd Emmy Awards hosted by Cedric The Entertainer will air on Sunday, September 19 at 8 PM E/T on CBS.
Will you be tuned in and who are you excited to see?!