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A Record Number of Black Actors Landed Emmy Nominations

The pool of Emmy-nominated on-screen characters in 2020 is refreshingly more various than it has been lately, however a few gatherings remain underrepresented.

A record number of Black actors received nods, making up 34.3 percent of the 102 acting nominations, Variety reported. That’s a big jump from 19.8 percent last year and 27.7 percent in 2018.

“The love and inclusivity that the show had touched people in a meaningful way, particularly now, but (also) in the past year certainly with the mood and tone of what was going on in the world,” Levy told Reuters on Tuesday.

“This is the best news I’ve had since getting locked up in the house five months ago,” quipped Alan Arkin, who was nominated for comedy The Kominsky Method.

“We are feeling blessed and hoping our show continues to bring a little, lightness, levity and joy,” said Mrs. Maisel nominee Tony Shalhoub.

“Women of all ages and color have never had it better,” said Helena Bonham Carter, who was nominated for playing Britain’s Princess Margaret in The Crown.

“I’m proud to see so many Black artists nominated this year. It gives me hope that systemic change in our entertainment industry is not only possible, it’s imminent,” said Jeremy Pope, reacting to his nod for playing a Black screenwriter in “Hollywood.”

Jennifer Aniston handled her first Emmy assignment in a sensational job for her exhibition as a TV grapple in the Apple TV+ dramatization The Morning Show.

Among the astonishments was a best show arrangement gesture and 14 others for The Mandalorian, the well known Star Wars side project on the Disney+ (DIS.N) gushing stage.

The Emmy Awards will be declared at a function on Sept. 20, despite the fact that it isn’t clear what structure it will take in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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