Hollywood, CA (Entertainment Tonight) — The 72nd Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys awarded the most diverse set of performers ever.
The 72nd Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys awarded the most diverse set of performers ever.
The 72nd Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards proved to be a landmark moment for diversity. Between both ceremonies, which aired between Monday and Sunday night, a record number of Black performers — 11 total — won in the performance (acting, hosting and voice) categories. The previous record, a total of eight people of color, with Black people making up seven of those winners, was set in 2018.
Among the 2020 winners were Zendaya (Euphoria), Regina King (Watchmen), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), who is now the most awarded host in Emmy history, two-time winner Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth, Saturday Night Live), and Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who became the first father-daughter duo to win acting prizes in the same year for their respective work on This Is Us and #FreeRayshawn.