Laverne Cox Pushes For Trans Inclusivity Among Emmy Voters

Written by on September 18, 2020

After changing into the primary transgender actress to attain an Emmy nomination in 2014, Laverne Cox needs the Tv Academy to proceed pushing for extra range. The 2020 Emmys airs on September 20, and just one trans actress, Rain Valdez, has been nominated this yr. 

In an exclusive interview with TooFab, Cox mentioned that “diversifying who’s doing the voting is absolutely essential.” 

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“If we proceed to range membership and interrogate what we take into account awards worthy and why, I feel that turns into the larger query — who decides what’s awards worthy and how much tales and who tells these tales and the way they’re informed and what viewers they’re interesting to and what class of individuals is being featured,”  Cox mentioned.

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“I feel these sorts of questions are deeper questions round, once we discuss range and award exhibits.” 

As an Emmys voter, Cox does applaud that tales informed on TV exhibits are “years forward” when in comparison with the massive display. 


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