Emmys 2021: ‘Ted Lasso’ & ‘The Crown’ Win Most Awards
The Emmys, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, took place on Sunday night in a mostly in-person format. The audience seats were limited and attendees were required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Ted Lasso had the most nominations going into the night with 13 in total and exited with four awards. The Crown racked up the most wins and dominated the night with 7 Emmys. History was made again with RuPaul taking home the most Emmys ever by a person of color.
While the night was certainly a memorable event, some fans thought the Emmys failed on the diversity front. The field of nominees this year was the most diverse yet, with 44% of acting nominations given to performers of color. But predominantly white shows like Ted Lasso and The Crown swept the awards ceremony and the 12 lead/supporting categories were taken by white actors.
Twitter has been hotly debating diversity during the Emmys ceremony. Twitter users commented on the diversity disparity between nominees and winners. One fan wrote, “Television Academy voters pretty much chose all the white people.”
— Brandi Brands (@BBrands26) September 20, 2021
Notably, some users also felt that the artists of color were “robbed” of their rightful awards.
— Dr. Kath also known as Sweetness (@DocGrassy82) September 20, 2021
So we’re back to — and always will be — #EmmysSoWhite.
— Preston Mitchum, he/him (@PrestonMitchum) September 20, 2021
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