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Emmy diversity better but not great





- Generally TV is more diverse than mainstream film
- 18 black performers are nominated for Emmys
- However, things don't seem so good behind the camera, as Dee Rees, writer-director of "Bessie" says, "While it’s terrific that people are getting acknowledged for their work in front of the camera, I still think there’s a big gap behind the camera. There are only seven women total nominated for a directing award (of 34 nominees) and I’m the only black person."
- Despite Latinos being the biggest segment in California with 14.99 million people (55 million nationwide), Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition sums it up, "Three Latinos? Give me a break."
- Those three Latinos are Richard Cabral from "Crime," Anthony Mendez from "Jane the Virgin," and Louis CK from "Louie" (who has a Mexican grandma)
- Trans representation seems to be on the upswing and Amazon's "Transparent" is nominated for 11 awards and focuses on a trans main character
- GLAAD reports that 3.9% of primetime characters are LGBT which is consistent with gen. pop. demographics
- "Jane the Virgin" seems to be the only show with a predominately Latino cast and "Fresh Off the Boat" is the only one with a predominately Asian-American cast, so the fact that both got snubbed means they've discounted a lot of the only representatives for those races and ethnicities on tv (Only Jane's narrator got nominated. "Best narration" isn't considered a major nom)

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lmao even the source forgot about asians until that one sentence line mentioning fresh off the boat
Tags: award show - emmys, race / racism
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