The 2017 Emmy nominations are, for the third year in a row, the most diverse in history.
Within the nine major acting categories, 16 people of color were nominated, 28.6% of all nominees.
That number represents a four percentage point increase over 2016 nominees, seven percentage points over 2015 and almost 20 percentage points over 2014.
Among the top nominees are Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish,” Aziz Ansari for “Master of None” and Donald Glover for “Atlanta,” all running for lead actor in a comedy.
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Sterling K. Brown was nominated for lead actor in a drama for “This Is Us” while Viola Davis got a lead actress nod for “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Other nominees included Riz Ahmed in “The Night Of” (lead actor limited series), Uzo Aduba in “Orange Is the New Black” (supporting actress drama), Thandie Newton in “Westworld” (supporting actress drama), Samira Wiley in “The Handmaid’s Tale” (supporting actress drama), Ron Cephas Jones in “This Is Us” (supporting actor drama), Jeffrey Wright in “Westworld” (supporting actor drama), Leslie Jones in “Saturday Night Live” (best supporting actress comedy), Tituss Burgess in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (best supporting actor comedy) and Regina King in “American Crime” (supporting actress limited series).
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