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Welcome to your first Pop Culture Fix of the week! I hope you kicked off this Monday with a tasty breakfast and are staying hydrated out there!
+ Despite a record number of nominations, exactly zero actors of color won Emmys last night, in a show that featured plenty of actors of color presenting awards but none of them receiving awards.
+ CBS had also promised disability activist / Crip Camp director James LeBrecht that this year they’d install an accessibility ramp to the Emmys stage that would be both visible to the audience in the theater and the TV audience at home. They lied.
Their lawyer wrote us to say the ramp was going to be built into the stage and be visible to the live audience and cameras. Who does that????
— James LeBrecht (@JimLeBrecht) September 20, 2021
+ It’s hard to feel anything but complete fury and dejection reading both of those things, but, of note also in last night’s Emmys: women swept comedy and drama directing for the first time, RuPaul became the most awarded Black artist in Emmys history, and Michaela Coel became the first Black woman to win Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie and delivered the best speech / moment of the night.
+ Here’s some queer celebs who were 🔥 despite it all.
+ Niecy Nash, my god!
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) September 19, 2021
+ Michaela Coel and Tessa Thompson canoodling and rooting for everyone Black (in this picture).
+ Nicole Byer in regal purple.
— E! News (@enews) September 19, 2021
+ Sarah Paulson causing Holland Taylor to lose her breath.
Am I breathing …!?! https://t.co/rh7pWQf8F2
— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) September 20, 2021
+ Samira in a suit!
— The Cut (@TheCut) September 19, 2021
+ Versace treating MJ Rodriguez right.
— VERSACE (@Versace) September 20, 2021
+ And I’ll just leave you with Viola Davis 2015 Emmys speech.
+ A trailer already for the new season of Legends of Tomorrow. (This is a perfect tagline for this show!)
— DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (@TheCW_Legends) September 17, 2021