Emmy nominations were announced this morning, giving streaming services a lot to celebrate, and while we still don’t know what the Emmy Awards will look like (beyond Jimmy Kimmel who hosted it), we make know that the nominations are at least more diversified than last year. This is according to The Wrap, who analyzed the appointment numbers and determined that 49 of the 118 acting appointments went to people of color, which is almost half. It’s not extremely good, as it’s actually just under 42%, but it’s better than in the past.
As for the main categories of actors, 38% of them went to non-white artists, up from 24% last year. This was largely due to categories such as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, which consisted mostly of non-white actors. As The Wrap Notes, some categories like lead and supporting actress were all white last year, so any changes here will be positive. This change also appears to be a conscious decision by the Television Academy, with President and CEO Frank Scherma noting that television “connects us all” and his job is to “amplify the voices that need to be heard and tell the stories that must be told. . “
That being said, nominations still had their fair share of snubs, some of which weren’t keen. on this link by The AV club Television editor Danette Chavez.