More diversity jokes than wins for people of color at the Emmys

Regina King diversity

There was plenty of talk about diversity in Hollywood on Monday night at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, but the talk did not translate into wins for performers of color.

 

The show kicked off with an entire skit about how diverse this year’s nominees were and how Hollywood had solved its race issue.
“Saturday Night Live” cast members Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson did a jokey song and dance number titled “We Solved It.”
“This year’s Emmy Awards has the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history,” Thompson said. “Yes, indeedy. One step closer to a black Sheldon. I’m going to go ahead and say it: We solved it.” (read more)

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