Latinx Snubs: Emmys Address One Dilemma, Only To Create Another One

While nods to Black performers and creators are up for this year’s Emmys, the #LatinosAreOnTVToo hashtag shows Latinx performers are feeling snubbed.

Emmy Awards
In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, statues of the 64th Emmy awards are displayed on a table backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 Emmy awards are scheduled for Sept. 20, 2020. Matt Sayles / Invision/AP, File
Emmy Awards
In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, statues of the 64th Emmy awards are displayed on a table backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 Emmy awards are scheduled for Sept. 20, 2020. Matt Sayles / Invision/AP, File

Latinx Snubs: Emmys Address One Dilemma, Only To Create Another One

While nods to Black performers and creators are up for this year’s Emmys, the #LatinosAreOnTVToo hashtag shows Latinx performers are feeling snubbed.

This year’s Emmy nominations may have been the most inclusive yet, but they showed that the Television Academy may still have a ways to go. While TV’s Black performers and creators gained ground, the nominations were woefully lacking in Latinx representation.

No Latinx performers were nominated in any of the major acting categories this year — a noticeable snub considering acclaimed shows like One Day At A Time, On My Block, Vida, Pose and Gentified.

Reset checks in with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans for more on the #LatinosAreOnTVToo movement.

GUEST: Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic