Emmy Nominations Prove Once Again That TV Does Diversity Better Than Film

Emmy Nominations Prove Once Again That TV Does Diversity Better Than Film

Find out which of your faves were recognized this year.

Published July 14, 2016

The 2016 Emmy nominations were just announced, and once again proved that television has been much better at embracing diversity than film. A number of our favorite stars were among this year's nominees, which were announced by Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham

Keep reading to see if your faves made the cut.

In the drama categories, Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Taraji P. Henson (Empire) were both nominated, once again, for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill) and Kerry Washington (Confirmation) nabbed nominations for Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Meanwhile, Idris Elba (Luther), Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance (both for The People vs. O.J. Simpson) were all recognized in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category. 

On the comedy side, both Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were nominated for Black-ish and the series as a whole also earned a nod for Best Comedy Series.

Confirmation, Luther, American Crime, The People vs. O.J. Simpson and Roots were also all nominated in the TV Movie and Limited Series categories.

Click here to see who else was nominated and relive last year's show, dubbed the "Blackest Night in Emmys History," with BET Breaks above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from left: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Women In Film, Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures, Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)


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