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Janai Mintah

@Janai
 · 1yr ago · 2:50
I watched the Emmys and I have quite a lot to say.

"…So I-I-I-I watched the Emmys, and I you'd expect me to probably be talking about the wins and the losses and who was snubbed and who was not. But I just saw what I noticed was the lack Indigenous representation in Hollywood. Cast of Reservation Dogs came up to present an award, and it just made me think that it's so disheartening that they only represented, like, one category where they presented. It should be so commonplace for us to see Indigenous representation in Hollywood.…"

There needs to be way more Indigenous representation in Hollywood.

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Jessica McMillan

@JLMcMillan
 · 1yr ago · 2:53

"…Hi, Janai, what a great conversation starter. And I really couldn't agree more. I think that the lack of representation shows something that's systemic within the whole industry itself, whereas we be maybe some progression for some underrepresented groups and the LGBTQ plus community. I don't think I've ever been so deeply disappointed by an award show ceremony for its lack of integrity. Really.…"

So agreed. Forgive me for ranting.

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Taylor J

@Taylor
 · 1yr ago · 2:45

"…Hey, Jenna. Hey, Jessica, this is a really interesting conversation. I did not watch the Emmys last night because for the last several years, I feel like it has just gradually gone downhill. And after listening to who the both of you talk about it, it's pretty clear that that is where it's headed. And the representation thing that you're discussing is really not at all surprising.…"

#rant inspired by Janai and Jessica 😂

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Janai Mintah

@Janai
 · 1yr ago · 2:13

"…Hi, Jessica. Thank you for your reply. I definitely agree with you. I think it's it's so strange that a lot of actors are sort of are being snubbed because the Academy feels like they've done enough with diversity. They should just be honored to be nominated. While I have watched The Crown and Ted Lasso and I think that a lot of the awards were worthy. I haven't followed Pose and I do want to watch that soon.…"

@JLMcMillan I agree!

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Janai Mintah

@Janai
 · 1yr ago · 2:43

"…They must have some sort of stake that allows them to get all of this critical acclaim because it adds to the value of their show. Of course, to have that like me stamp. So I'm not really one for award shows. I used to enjoy them growing up, but a lot of my favorite actors and actresses are either not here or are retired or aren't really at these award shows because they're not doing shows that would get much acclaim anymore.…"

@Taylor thank you! I agree

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Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes
 · 1yr ago · 0:13

"…I just saw a friend post this. Mikaela called comments on the Emmys, and it really moved me. And I'm wondering if you guys heard the full speech and what you thought of it. But I'm going to post the quote here as a picture.…"

Michaela Cole ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Janai Mintah

@Janai
 · 1yr ago · 1:34

"…But I definitely agree with her that it's in the quietest of moments that the best things come to you. So there were gems during the Emmys. There were moments that I appreciated. As I mentioned, Debbie Allen's Award, Michaela Cole is another highlight, as well as how certain actors were honored. I definitely agree that her award meant a lot more than previous awards in this category.…"

@DBPardes Thank you!

 

 
 
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