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    Between The “WandaVision” Snubs And No POC Winning Any Acting Awards, The 2021 Emmys Kind Of Blew It

    “Michael K. Williams for me was like a massive letdown. It kind of reminded me of Chadwick losing at the Oscars.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the biggest wins, snubs, and surprises of the 2021 Emmys. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to BuzzFeed's Nora Dominick about this year's Emmys. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: So, Nora, did you feel like this was the most "normal" award show yet? And also, is that a good thing?

    BuzzFeed Daily: But downside to that, we were just talking about Seth Rogen's COVID joke. What was the reaction to that in the audience and online?

    BuzzFeed Daily: It really seemed like we were in store for a more diverse show this year, you know, with Cedric the Entertainer hosting and nearly 50% of the acting nominations going to people of color. But in the end, all 12 lead and supporting acting categories were won by white people. So how are people feeling about that? I saw #EmmysSoWhite was trending. Have any of the nominees or winners commented on that?

    the Emmys is like that tv show you're still watching *just in case* it finally does something different but every year it proves you wrong and does its same old thing again. and again. and again. #EmmysSoWhite

    Twitter: @cashleelee

    ND: I don't think I've personally seen any of the nominees or winners commenting on it. I think it was a lot of "the Emmys are back to their usual stuff" kind of thing. Like you said, there are a lot of diverse nominations. And I think even when I was filling out my little Emmy ballot before, I had some of those people poised to win. Michael K. Williams for me was like a massive letdown. It kind of reminded me of Chadwick losing at the Oscars. That was a massive letdown for me because I loved Lovecraft Country. He's phenomenal. And I think that was one of the biggest like, "Okay, so we're really are going down the route of The Crown is winning every single thing."

    BuzzFeed Daily: It was awkward because [the Reservation Dogs cast's] speech was about showcasing diversity. And then [Television Academy president Frank Scherma] came out and even talked about having all of these diverse shows and how important it is to have shows that reflect the world that we're living in. And then immediately following that, it was, again, just another white person winning, then another white person winning. So it was just like, "How do they not see that?"

    Debbie Allen at the Emmys holding the Governor's Award

    BuzzFeed Daily: One win I know all of us can wholeheartedly support is Michaela Coel's for writing I May Destroy You, which turned out to be one of the more emotional moments of the night. I got chills. There's so many layers to it. One that I do want to talk about is what a beautiful, intimate message it is, when a lot of them are just talking about the show. But no, she won the award for best writing and she chose to talk about writing. And I just thought that was so deep and personal because, like we know, this show came from extremely personal place for her.

    THIS right here! Your truth and your presence is a beacon, an elixir....@MichaelaCoel ❤❤❤🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 🎥@TheEmmys

    Twitter: @violadavis

    ND: Exactly. I think a lot of people were getting played off last night, and her speech proved you can do so much in literally 30 seconds, right? Like she had the absolute best speech of the night. And it happened in like the 20 seconds she was given. And it was just so perfect for her.

    BuzzFeed Daily: I know it's a sensitive subject for you this morning, but WandaVision took home nothing. Was Elizabeth Olsen robbed?

    Elizabeth Olsen in a white gown with long diamond earrings at the 2021 Emmys

    BuzzFeed Daily: So are there any other snubs that were painful that we that we have to talk about? Or were those sort of the big ones?

    Michael K. Williams in Lovecraft Country

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