Regina King: 'Emmys As White As Ever'

King pens a letter on the Huffington Post about the lack of color at the Emmys.

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Actress Regina King put pen to paper to discuss her growing discomfort with the Emmys' continued failure to include people of color in their awards. She states that in the history of the Emmys, there have only been 53 non-white actors nominated out of nearly 1,000 possible nominations in the top four acting categories. King writes about the struggle over deciding whether to criticize the industry or to say nothing for fear of being identified as "political." She says she could no longer be silent because of the brazen exclusion of people of color from the awards in multiple capacities. King also cites misidentifications of people (she was confused with Rutina Wesley), along with actors like Alaina Reed Hall being forgotten during the "In Memoriam" portion of the show, as indicators. The veteran TV actress says what many people in Hollywood are thinking: The Emmys are "as white as ever" at a time when television is definitely not. Enough said.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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