Is It Just Me Or Were The Emmy Winners Really White Again This Year?

Monday, September 21, 2009

I actually didn't watch this year's awards (I had other more important things to do like catch up on sleep), but as I perused the winners and losers, I asked myself if maybe I was missing something - because again - all the winners seemed really damn white.

Like usual, I'm not saying that they don't deserve some recognition, but I still can't help and wonder how many talented POC got passed over in the initial casting because they weren't, well, White - especially if they were Asian. I mean correct me if I'm wrong here, but was the only Asian face for a winner Shohreh Aghdashloo - which was for the HBO/BBC drama about Saddam Hussein (isn't that apropos)?

And Mad Men?

Sorry people....just another show about a bunch of White People where Asian Americans don't even get talked about - unless we're considered jokes and eye candy.


I should have stayed in bed.