Their analysis found that artists of color made up 37% of the total enrollment, a 6% increase from the previous five years.
Reginald Hudlin is best known for the classic African-American films “Boomerang” and “House Party”, which will produce the show’s first black producer, Emmys.
But there have been some vicissitudes regarding the nomination being reduced on representation.
Some on social media complained that Billy Porter, who is Black, was nominated for the lead actor in a drama series for “Pose”, with no indication from any of the central trans actors on the show.
The Rauber Murphy series is set to shine a light on the LGBTQ community, something Porter acknowledged in an Instagram post after announcing the nomination on Tuesday.
Porter wrote, “Congratulations to @te Televisionacad and my fellow nominees.” “The work we do at @poseonfx is so important. I am so blessed and lucky to be a part of this groundbreaking show.”
The Asian cast was not well represented despite a third consecutive Emmy nomination for Sandra Oh in the lead actress in a drama series category for “Killing Eve”.
Oh made history as the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in a lead actress category in 2018.
The lack of latex representation – EGOT winner Rita Moreno, most important for her work in the comedy “One Day at a Time” – highlighted Daily Beast writer Laura Bradley as “only one latex actor in Tuesday’s Emmy nomination, Excellent guests included. ” Alexis Bladell, a drama series candidate. “
In opening the nomination ceremony on Tuesday, Television Academy President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Sharma touched on the extraordinary time we are living amidst a global epidemic and a cultural resonance with racism.
“This year we are witnessing one of the biggest fights of social justice in history,” he said. “And it is our duty to use this medium for change.”
Viewers will be watching to see if this change wins not only for nominations, but also for people of color.
The 72nd Emmy Awards will air on September 20 on ABC.