The Television Critics Association Just Did Something HUGE!

The 2017 Television Critics Association’s (TCA’s) acting awards nominees are ONLY women and people of color.

Hollywood has certainly not always been heralded for its representation of women and people of color, however, over the past few years with series such as black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat and Insecure, television at least seems to be making an effort when it comes to diversity.

This year, the TCA took it a step further. For the first time EVER, the organization’s acting award nominations are soley women and people of color. For the category Individual Achievement in Comedy, the nominees are Pamela Adlon for Better Things; Aziz Ansari for Master of None; Kristen Bell for The Good Place; Donald Glover for Atlanta; Julia Louis-Dreyfus for VeepIssa Rae for Insecure; and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag.

The Individual Achievement in Drama has only one man, Sterling K. Brown from This Is Us. The other nominees are Carrie Coon for The Leftovers and Fargo; Claire Foy for The Crown; Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies; Jessica Lange for Feud: Bette and Joan; Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale; and Susan Sarandon for Feud: Bette and Joan.

For the first time, there is not a single White man nominated in either category. In a statement announcing this year’s nominees, TCA President Amber Dowling said, “This was truly a landmark season for diversity in television, and the TCA nominations reflect this. Our members have chosen a variety of series that celebrate and represent a wide spectrum of performances.”

How dope is that?

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