Television Academy Throwback: Glenn Weiss
Glenn Weiss won Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for The Oscars and proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Friedlander Svendsen, during his acceptance speech at the 70th Emmy Awards.
Television Academy Throwback: Viola Davis
At the 67th Emmy Awards, Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson became the first two Black actresses to be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Taking home the win for her role in How to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis passionately advocated for more representation in her speech: "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity."
Television AcademyThrowback: Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Mare of Easttown at the 73rd Emmy Awards. In her acceptance speech, she called out the importance of women having each other's backs.
Television Academy Throwback: Sandra Oh
Actress Sandra Oh attended An Evening with Shonda Rhimes and Friends in 2012, where she spoke on the progress made in the industry throughout her career, specifically for LGBTQ+ and Black characters. Oh emphasized the continued need for change in the representation of the Asian community.
Television Academy Throwback: Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno wins the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for her role in The Rockford Files.
Television Academy Throwback: Neil Patrick Harris
At the 65th Emmy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris, joined by Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fillion, performed a musical number halfway through the show.
Television Academy Throwback: RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul Charles of RuPaul's Drag Race takes home the award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 70th Emmys. RuPaul's Drag Race has won a total of twenty-seven Primetime Emmy awards!
Television Academy Throwback: Kumail Nanjiani
Backstage at the 69th Emmy Awards, Kumail Nanjiani spoke to Albert Lawrence about what makes Silicon Valley special to him, meeting Jane Fonda, and his support for the ACLU.
Television Academy Throwback: Karin Fong
Creative Director Karin Fong accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design on behalf of the team from Counterpart. This was the seventh nomination and second win for Fong.
Television Academy Throwback: Holly Robinson Peete
In 2010, Actress Holly Robinson Peete spoke about the documentary Unlocking Autism and Autism representation in television, at that year’s Television Academy Honors. As a mom with a child with Autism, she was proud to be honoring the program and its ability to help find answers without being condescending.
Television Academy Throwback: Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin discusses the representation of the Deaf community on television at the "Talking Diversity: Switched at Birth" panel. She explained how the show provided opportunities for deaf actors to shine in both leading and supporting roles.