The Emmy Awardds 2020 statuette -
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For once, it is for the diversity of their winners that the Emmy Awards have distinguished themselves this year.
With 30 non-white nominees in all categories represented at the American television awards show, a record was broken.
In addition, 12 people who identify as members of the LGBTQ + community were also named, marking a change in culture that augurs a better representation of minorities in Hollywood, according to Deadline magazine.
With Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy winning their #Emmys tonight, that means our little Canadian show is the first comedy OR drama to ~ ever ~ sweep all four acting categories, and that is absolutely wild 🇨🇦 pic .twitter.com / fEUnaLoDBr
- Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) September 21, 2020
Dan Levy took the win with his brilliant series
(co-created with his father Eugene), which for its final season saw him not only win the Best Actor in a Comedy award, but also Best Director of Comedy, Best Comedy Writer, and quite simply… Best Comedy!
Among the actors and actresses recognized by the Academy of Emmy Awards this year, we will note Eddie Murphy.
The comedy legend won his first-ever Emmy for Best Male Guest Star in a Comedy, for his return as the host of
Saturday Night Live
, while his sister Maya Rudolph virtually "walked away" with the statuette for Best Guest. Female Star in the same episode (she also won the Best Dubbing award for Big Mouth)!
RuPaul, Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter Jasmine (first father-daughter duo to win at the Emmy Awards the same year), as well as Laurence Fishburne, Cherry Jones, Regina King, Uzo Aduba, Yahya Abdul-Mateen or Zendaya complete a list of awards that has never rewarded minorities so much.
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