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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    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?

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    Riley
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    People get less riled up about the Emmys and this is less of a problem here anyway, so I anticipate limited coverage.

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    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.

    Bobby Cannavale
    Viola Davis
    Taraji P. Henson*
    Jennifer Lopez*
    Uzo Aduba
    Reg. E Cathey
    Chris Rock*
    Cicely Tyson

    Anthony Anderson
    Aziz Ansari*
    Gael Garcia Bernal*
    Don Cheadle
    Tracee Ellis-Ross*
    Andre Braugher
    Tituss Burgess
    Keagan Michael-Key*
    Niecy Nash*
    Tracy Morgan
    Wanda Sykes*

    Idris Elba
    Courtney B. Vance
    Cuba Gooding Jr.*
    Oscar Isaac*
    Malachi Kirby*
    Audra McDonald
    Kerry Washington
    Sterling K. Brown
    Anthony Mackie*
    Wendall Pierce*
    Forest Whitaker*
    Angela Bassett
    Regina King*

    *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

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Black-ish will probably get some recognition so I think people won’t complain as much.

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    The lesser mediums always had more opportunity for nonwhite participants. Theater and television keep nonwhite performers and creatives working.

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    Danny Philbrook
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    that wont happen!

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