Lee and Low Books put together this article and infographic regarding diversity at the Emmy’s. There were few nominations and even fewer people of color who actually won in their category. I love that Kerry Washington was nominated, but there was little hope in my mind that she would win the award (even if Breaking Bad wasn’t there to sweep all the major drama categories).
And I really, truly dislike the fact that the “Creative Arts” Emmys are a separate ceremony (where they give out the rest of the Emmy’s that don’t fit in the telecast) and aren’t televised. There, Uzo Aduba AND Joe Morton (from Scandal) won awards. I was deprived two very important Emmy acceptance speeches. And we were all deprived of seeing two fantastic black actors take home well-deserved awards. The Emmy’s certainly need to do better diversity-wise.