There Are No White, Cisgender Men Nominated For TCA Awards This Year
Lesbian separatists and Hillary Clinton may not have a lot in common, but both have famously said that the future is female. While that’s certainly true in some sense, the phrase could take some notes from the wonderful world of TV, which is proving that the future is more diverse than just male or female.
This year’s most acclaimed shows have become a showcase for the diversity of gender, sexuality, and race and critics are taking notice. At this year’s Television Critics Association Awards, every nominee for an acting award is either a female or a minority. Yes, that means none of the white, cisgendered men who usually dominate awards shows like the Oscars are up for awards at the TCA’s. The awards show has always maintained non-gendered nominations and this year, the 200 critics and journalists who get paid to binge watch all of your favs came to the same conclusion: women and minorities are at the forefront of groundbreaking television.
As groundbreaking as these nominations are, there’s still a long way to go towards full representation. Women and minorities are still underrepresented in Hollywood while non-black people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community are still struggling to find any representation at all.
We’ll have to wait until August 5th to find out who wins big at the TCA’s, but we hope that this landmark moment in Hollywood will help inspire a new wave of diversity for all minority groups.