Emmy Voters Respond to the Moment, Snubbing Some Favorites for Record Diversity in Nominations

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In a year in which America (and Hollywood) was shaken by the coronavirus and by Black Lives Matter protests, Emmy voters sought inclusion across the ballot

Faced with choosing a slate of nominees to represent the state of television in a tumultuous year, voters from the Television Academy understood that 2020 could not be business as usual at the Emmys.

In a year in which America (and Hollywood) was shaken by the coronavirus and by Black Lives Matter protests after the death of George Floyd, Emmy voters left out a few old favorites and made room for a slate of nominees that reached for diversity and inclusion across the ballot.

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond