Emmys’ Diverse Noms Prevent #OscarsSoWhite-Type Catastrophe (Analysis)

TheWrap | 7/14/2016 | Scott Collins
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#EmmysSoWhite? Not quite.

When the Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, it was clear that the Television Academy has again sidestepped the thorny race problems that have long plagued the movies, a problem symbolized by the #OscarsSoWhite protest.

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A number of TV programs with racially diverse casts were honored in major categories, including ABC’s sitcom “black-ish,” FX’s docudrama “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and Netflix’s dating comedy “Master of None.”

In the lead drama actress category, Taraji P. Henson will again face off against Viola Davis (who won last year), even though last year’s initial buzz over their shows, “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” has long since died down.

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In the lead comedy actor race, Anthony Anderson of “black-ish” (pictured) will face off against first-timer Aziz Ansari of...
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