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As People pointed out, white actors took home all 12 of the lead and supporting actor and actress categories across comedy, drama, and limited series. That meant notable nominees such as Pose star Mj Rodriguez, the late Michael K. Williams, and breakout Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang were shut out of their respective categories. Ewan McGregor also beat out Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. of Hamilton for his role in Halston.
Across the acting and reality categories, a record high of 49 people of color were nominated. Michaela Coel was awarded Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her work on the groundbreaking I May Destroy You, but did not win in her categories for acting, directing, or Best Limited or Anthology Series.
In a post he’s since pulled—a screenshot of Variety’s article headlined “No actors of color win at Emmys despite record nominee lineup”—Fif was among those to make it clear he’s not happy about this year’s results.