Diverse Actors Nominated for Emmy Awards

Diversity is the word of the week for nominees of the 2016 Emmy Awards. Eighteen people of color received nods across lead and supporting actor categories, seven more than last year's awards, which featured a historic win by Viola Davis as the first black woman to capture an actress in a drama Emmy for her role as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder.

Blackish received several nods as did its leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with comedy Transparent, nominated for the second year in a row. Parks and Recreation alum Aziz Ansari and co-creater Alan Yang's superb Master of None--seriously, Netflix and chill that shit ASAP--received four nominations, including best comedy, series making Ansari the first Indian American to snag a major category nomination.

And in "yaas queen!" news, Tituss Burgess received a nominated for his portrayal of Titus Andromedon--star on the rise!--in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Unfortunately, with the exception of Master of None's Yang, Asian-Americans and Hispanics were largely shut out of the major categories.

Read more about the nominations HERE.