Emmy Noms Set Record With 64% Gain For African-American Actors


The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record high of 11 noms.

The best actress, drama category set a first-time record with two African-American nominees: Viola Davis from ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder and Taraji P. Henson from Fox’s Empire. In the best supporting actress, limited series/movie slot, three African American actresses were recognized: Angela Basset (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Regina King (American Crime) and Mo’Nique (Bessie).

“This is absolutely a great sign,” Davis said of the recognition. “It’s the fact that television has expanded. There are different networks, therefore there are different narratives. They have to be inclusive of sheer numbers. I just feel it’s our time. We have a black president, a black first lady. Looking at the global world in a homogenized way…

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