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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As some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been mulling introduction of a law against ‘Love Jihad’, the Allahabad High Court has cancelled a case against a Muslim man Salamat by the parents of his wife, who converted from Hinduism to Islam last year to marry him. ‘We do not see Priyanka Kharwar & Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown-up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. An individual on attaining majority is statutorily conferred a right to choose a partner, which if denied would not only affect his/her human right but also right to life & personal liberty, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution,’ The High Court bench said. So how could this verdict be a setback to the BJP ruled states planning a Love Jihad law? Watch this video to find out.
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International karate champion Syeda Falak has decided to serve the people through politics. Falak has joined the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party. Syeda has been into social activities for the last two years and by raising her voice against injustice. "I have been into social activities since two years, raising my voice against the injustices done across India. I can see how the situation of the country is now. It is time for a change in Indian Politics. Minorities be it Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and other marginalised communities, they should not be slaves to so called secular parties. They should have their own voice. I want to serve the people and work for the society hence, I decided to join politics," she said. Talking about her past life and achievements, Syeda said, "I started learning Karate at the age of 12. Now it's been 13 to 14 years for my Karate career. I have represented India at many International championships, a winner of 20 National level Karate championships and 22 International level Karate championships and first from Telangana to qualify for World and Asian Karate Championships as well as first from Telangana to win the senior National title. I have also represented India at many world Karate Premium Leagues."
An adaption of the popular video game 'The Last of Us' is heading to HBO, 'Grey's Anatomy' showrunner opens up about why the show decided to give Meredith COVID and Edward Norton compares Trump's "desperate endgame” to a failed poker hand.
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As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S. and officials urge Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving family get-togethers, restaurants are stepping in to offer holiday dinners to go. Bryan Wood reports.
A luxury jeweller has created a $1.5 million covid-19 facemask. It features 250 grams of pure 18k gold, set with 3,608 natural black and white diamonds. The prestige PPE is described as “fully functional”. Yvel, the Israeli luxury jewellery brand, say that, with a total weight of about 210 carats, it is the most expensive mask in the world. Designed to be wearable, it features a slot to insert a disposable N-99 protection mask. Designed by Isaac Levy, founder & owner of Yvel, the mask was commissioned by an L.A-based businessman and art collector. The customer placed his order as an act to help support Yvel’s 150 employees in Israel and the U.S.
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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..