DEDICATION TO DIVERSITY: 5 MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM THE 2018 EMMY AWARDS

September 18, 2018

Last night’s 2018 Emmys was filled with some pretty memorable moments. The Game of Thrones and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel wins and surprise marriage proposal were at the show’s surface, but just underneath were memorable moments dedicated to diversity.

Jennifer Lewis stood in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick’s social movement against racial injustice. Wearing a bedazzled Nike sweatshirt, the Black-ish star praised Nike’s support for Colin while urging other corporations to follow suit. The star-studded opening number “We Solved It” and the show’s hosts, Michael Che and Colin Jost, addressed Hollywood’s lack of diversity head on—satirically of course. Che went on to dedicate Reparation Emmys to black TV legends who’ve been overlooked by the awards show and those alike, such as Martin’s Tichina Arnold, A Different Worlds’ Kadeem Hardison, The Jeffersons’ Marla Gibbs, Family Matters’ Jaleel White and The Wayans Bros’ John Witherspoon.

And who could forget the iconic “Wakanda” moment between Tiffany Haddish and Black Panther’s Angela Bassett?

What did you think of these moments of diversity from last night’s Emmy Awards? See below for the full list of winners.

Best Comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Drama:“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Best Limited Series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Best Actress, Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best Actor, Comedy: Bill Hader, “Barry”

Best Actress, Drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Best Actor, Drama: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Supporting Actress, Drama: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Regina King, “Seven Seconds”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Merritt Wever, “Godless”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, “Godless”

Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”(HBO)

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