With a record number of Emmy nominations for people of color this year, from Issa Rae for "Insecure" and Regina King for "Watchmen", those who watch the industry - like Variety Reporter Angelique Jackson - say the diverse pool of Emmy-nominated actors in 2020 is a step in the right direction for the awards after a summer of national reckoning over race in America.
"The idea about having 34 percent of the nominees this year being Black actors was a huge step forward for the Television Academy.
I think you look also at the shows that they were nominated for, you know, 'Insecure', 'Watchmen.'
We saw a lot of series that were speaking about racial injustice." "Watchmen," the superhero alternative reality drama infused with racial themes, led the nominations with 26 nods, while the HBO comedy “Insecure," a show about 20-something Black women living in L.A., scored several nominations, including best comedy series.
Plus, its star Issa Rae, also creator and executive producer of the show, was nominated for Best Comedy Actress.
Mahershala Ali was nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series for Ramy, a Muslim American sitcom on Hulu.
The co-creator and star of the show, Ramy Youssef - who is Muslim American - also received Emmy nods.
But Jackson says there is still progress to be made, as other groups remain underrepresented.
"I think we are still seeing a major lack when it comes to the full representation of people of color within the industry because there was not a large amount of Latinx representation... we're seeing the work, we're seeing the actors, we're seeing the shows on television, but we're still not seeing that recognition in the awards space." The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday at a virtual ceremony televised on ABC.
'Saturday Night Live' kicked off this weekend's show, hosted by 'Insecure' star Issa Rae, by spoofing NBC's broadcast of President Donald Trump's town hall and throwing some shade at its network, saying NBC laid a quote "thirst trap" for Trump.
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Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Moradabad ST Hasan called ‘Love Jihad’ a political stunt and asked Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their ‘sisters’. He said, “Love Jihad is a political stunt. In our country, people choose their life partners irrespective of religion. Hindus marry Muslims and vice versa. However, the numbers are very low. But if you dig deep into 'love jihad' cases, you would find that girls know that boys are Muslims. But due to societal pressure or internal issues in the family, they lie and it becomes a case of Love Jihad.” He added, "I advise Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Don't get lured, because a law has been framed under which you could be subjected to tremendous torture. Save yourself and don't get into any temptation or love.” Watch the full video for more.
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Commenting on ongoing 'Love Jihad' row, Samajwadi Party leader and MP from Moradabad, ST Hasan advised Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their "sisters". He said "'Love Jihad' is a political stunt...I advise Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Don't get lured, because a law has been framed under which you can be subjected to tremendous torture. Save yourself and don't get into any temptation or love."
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The Hollywood Reporter's awards prognosticator Scott Feinberg declares his picks for the shows and actors likeliest to score while chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg weighs in on the contenders he wishes..