The Primetime Emmy Awards couldn’t capitalize on its historic and diverse nomination fields, with all major acting trophies going to white actors at the main event that took place on Sunday. This resulted into hashtag #EmmysSoWhite that started trending on Twitter.

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Favoured nominees like the late Michael K. Williams and Billy Porter lost to The Crown actors Tobias Menzies and Josh O’Connor respectively. Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang lost to Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein from Ted Lasso.

Emmy awards that is considered the highest TV honour in America  saw ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ leading the nomination list and taking away honours too.

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Even the unexpected winners of the night like ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘Hacks’ had white winners. 

The show though featured several presenters of colour- including Kerry Washington, Bowen , Bowen Yang, Taraji P. Henson, Ken Jeong, and the Native American cast of Reservation Dogs. The show was even hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

Many social media users stated that despite the fact black artists made up a significant number of announcers, hosts and musical performers, none of the actors nominated won in their category.

“Black host, Black announcer hell even Black music,” tweeted Emmy award-winning audio engineer Alexandria Perryman. “We doing everything but win.”

The only expectations came when RuPaul’s ‘Drag Race’ took Best Competition Series and ‘I May Destroy You’ writer Michaela Coel was recognized for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series.

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Just like Emmy, even #OscarsSoWhite  started trending when the gala event took place recently and this led to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introducing a mandatory diversity standard that future films would have to meet in order to be eligible for the Best Picture award.