Today'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 woman or a minority. That means none of the white, cisgender men who usually dominate awards shows, such as the Oscars, are up for awards at the TCA's.
The Television Critics Association Awards has historically maintained non-gendered nominations and this year, the 200 critics and journalists (who get paid to binge-watch all of your faves) came to the same conclusion: marginalized actors are at the forefront of today's groundbreaking television.
As groundbreaking as these nominations are, there's still a long way to go towards full representation. Women and minorities are both underrepresented in Hollywood. while 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 hopefully this landmark moment in Hollywood will help inspire a new wave of diversity for all minority groups.