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Emmy Awards Nominations: 21 Non-White Actors Nominated Across Acting Categories

Emmy Awards Nominations: 21 Non-White Actors Nominated Across Acting Categories

Twenty-one persons of color were nominated in the acting categories for the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations.

This year, the Emmy has recognized Viola Davis, Rami Malek, Taraji P. Henson, Aziz Ansari, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Anthony Anderson, Andre Braugher, Keegan-Michael Key, Tituss Burgess, Niecy Nash, Idris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr, Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Washington, Audra McDonald, Bokeem Woodbine, Sterling K. Brown, Regina King, Reg E. Cathey, Tracy Morgan, and Mahershala Ali.

The lack of diversity in Hollywood has been becoming a larger conversation due to the lack of people of color nominated in the past at award shows. To put in perspective, over the past two years at the Oscars, zero non-white actors were nominated in the acting categories.

Be sure to check out the full list of nominees!

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  • laura

    Why do we live in a world where this is still news?

  • Lola

    I’d be offended if I was nominated and somehow my race had to mentioned instead of focusing on my talent.

  • 1guest

    so would I. if anyone didn’t deserve a nod, it’s Cuba Gooding. He sucked as OJ

  • 1guest

    so would I. if anyone didn’t deserve a nod, it’s Cuba Gooding. He sucked as OJ

  • Von

    Glad the libtards and media declaration in 2008 Obama’s win will transcend race in America. The Obama era just AWESOME!!

    Can’t believe this is fucking actual headline.

    Thanks Jared, for not making it difficult for all the racists. You did all investigative work for them.

  • Von

    Glad the libtards and media declaration in 2008 Obama’s win will transcend race in America. The Obama era just AWESOME!!

    Can’t believe this is fucking actual headline.

    Thanks Jared, for not making it difficult for all the racists. You did all investigative work for them.

  • Von

    Glad the libtards and media declaration in 2008 Obama’s win will transcend race in America. The Obama era just AWESOME!!

    Can’t believe this is fucking actual headline.

    Thanks Jared, for not making it difficult for all the racists. You did all investigative work for them.

  • Von

    Wait until the Oscar’s?

  • Von

    Wait until the Oscar’s?

  • 1guest

    why? what’s cuba have to do with the Oscars except for giving back the one he received because he hasn’t done anything good since.

  • Will

    We already know who’s going to win, it’s predetermined to avoid being called racist, more prove these awards mean nothing.

  • plez

    All deserved but Cuba Gooding Jr.

  • Gina

    Racist Hollywood created this climate to begin with.

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