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.

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Television Academy Throwback: Viola Davis
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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."

February 27, 2024
Television Academy Throwback: Glenn Weiss
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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.

January 30, 2024
Television AcademyThrowback: Kate Winslet
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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.

December 19, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Rita Moreno
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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.

October 10, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Neil Patrick Harris
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At the 65th Emmy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris, joined by Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fillion, performed a musical number halfway through the show.

July 18, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: RuPaul's Drag Race
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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!

June 13, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Kumail Nanjiani
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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.

May 30, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Holly Robinson Peete
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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.

April 18, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Marlee Matlin
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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.

April 4, 2023
Television Academy Throwback: Uzo Aduba
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Uzo Aduba won Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 67th Emmys. In the press room after the show, she spoke on the representation of Black women at the Emmys, including (recent EGOT winner) Viola Davis.

March 21, 2023
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