Whereas performers of color comprised 44 p.c of the nominations this yr, all of the 12 main performing awards went to white actors
The 73rd version of the Primetime Emmy Awards did not capitalise on its various and historic set of nominations, with all main performing awards going to white actors.
Whereas performers of color comprised 44 p.c of the nominations this yr, all of the 12 main performing awards in the most effective actor and supporting actor in comedy, drama and restricted collection genres went to white actors, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
The awards have been criticised by a number of individuals together with actor Poorna Jagannathan. The Never Have I Ever actor took to Twitter to slam the Emmy awards, asking if individuals might simply “construct one other award ceremony? With a voting physique that DEF watches ALL the reveals and that is truly various?”
Cannot we simply construct one other award ceremony? With a voting physique that DEF watches ALL the reveals and that is truly various? Why’re we fixing one thing that is a automotive wreck?
-Is it bizarre to marvel why not one of the white winners acknowledged the elephant within the room?
— Poorna Jagannathan (@PoornaJags) September 20, 2021
Jagannathan discovered help from Emmy award-winning audio engineer Alexandra Perryman, who mentioned that whereas the award present featured “Black host, Black announcer hell even Black music. We doing the whole lot however win”.
Preston Mitchum, Director of Advocacy and Authorities Affairs at Trevor Venture additionally criticised the Emmys for his or her biased outlook.
A number of different social media customers additionally slammed the Emmys for the controversy, with the hashtag #EmmysSoWhite making a comeback on social media. Many social media customers wrote that whereas individuals watched the award present within the hope that it might present extra range, the Emmys got here again to awarding solely white actors yr after yr. Check out a number of reactions right here:
the Emmys is like that television present you are still watching *simply in case* it lastly does one thing completely different however yearly it proves you unsuitable and does its standard factor once more. and once more. and once more. #EmmysSoWhite — Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) September 20, 2021
#Emmys do that yearly: Nominate a various collection of our faves, solely to provide them to the identical white actors and/or tales.
Center-aged white people in battle or British interval items will win over nuanced, multi-dimensional plots involving characters of colour.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) September 20, 2021
a complete bit about 5, now six…white individuals complaining about by no means having received an emmy… in a present the place midway via no(?) particular person of colour has received something. however all types of poc have offered, danced, voice-overed, dj’d, hosted… it’s simply so wealthy. ::heavy sigh:: — jarrett. (@JarrettHill) September 20, 2021
The Emmys have seen various criticism over the shortage of wins by performers of color. Notably, zero feminine Black administrators have been awarded an Emmy, whereas solely Donald Glover has received an award for comedy for his position in Atlanta.
There have been some good moments within the award present. In among the best moments of the Emmys, Michaela Coel received the Emmy for Excellent Writing in a Restricted Collection for her present I Might Destroy You. The actor’s win was praised by a number of celebrities together with Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington.