Their analysis found that color performers accounted for 37% of the total number of nominations, which is 6% more than in any of the last five years.
Reginald Hadlin, known for making the classic African-American films Boomerang and House Party, will release Emmy, the first producer of the Black Show.
But there is some feedback on nominations that do not correspond to the representation.
Some on social media complained that while Billy Porter, who is Black, was nominated for lead actor in the drama series “Pose”, none of the central trans actors of the show received a nod.
The Ryan Murphy series has declared that it shines through the world of the LGBTQ community, which Porter acknowledged in his Instagram, after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.
“Thank you @televisionacad. And congratulations to my fellow nominees,”; Porter wrote. “The work we do on @poseonfx is so important. I’m so blessed and lucky to be a part of this groundbreaking show.”
Asian actors were underrepresented, despite the third consecutive Emmy nomination for Sandra Oy as the lead actress in the category of the drama series “Eve’s Murder”.
Oh went down in history in 2018 as the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the leading actress category.
The lack of Latin representation – EGOT’s top winner Rita Moreno for her work in the comedy “One Day in Time” – prompted Daily Beast writer Laura Bradley to emphasize that “the Emmy nomination on Tuesday included only one Latinex actor, a prominent guest in the nominee series” D Bledel ».
Presenting the nomination ceremony on Tuesday, the Academy’s chairman and CEO, Frank Sherma, touched on the extraordinary times in which we live in a global pandemic and culturally aware of racism.
“This year we are also witnessing one of the greatest struggles for social justice in history,” he said. “And it is our duty to use this tool for change.”
Viewers will see if this change applies not only to nominations, but also to winning for people with color.
The 72nd Emmy Awards will take place on September 20 at ABC.