Last year’s Emmys were way more diverse than the Oscars. There’s way more diversity on TV than film in general: “Black-ish,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Transparent,” “Sense8,” etc. — the list is actually long enough to warrant an “etc.”
Since the Oscar backlash was even bigger this year than it was last year, could it spur the Emmys to amp up the diversity in its nominations even more? Sort of a #NotAllAwardsVoters gesture to set themselves apart from their less inclusive film counterparts?
People get less riled up about the Emmys and this is less of a problem here anyway, so I anticipate limited coverage.
I expect more people of color to be nominated than last year but I don’t think it will be because of the backlash against the Academy, in most cases it will be because they are deserving as hell and in some others because they are so popular.
Taraji P. Henson*
Reg. E Cathey
Gael Garcia Bernal*
Courtney B. Vance
Cuba Gooding Jr.*
Sterling K. Brown
*Not so sure. But even if they don’t it would mean 16 acting nominations. Directors, writers, EPs etc. it would eventually be 25+ nominations
Black-ish will probably get some recognition so I think people won’t complain as much.
The lesser mediums always had more opportunity for nonwhite participants. Theater and television keep nonwhite performers and creatives working.