By Arturo R. García
Maybe Damon Wayans said it best about Sunday night:
Surprising? No. But still disconcerting to see play out, both on TV and online, perhaps most vividly after Scandal‘s Kerry Washington lost the award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series to Homeland star Claire Danes. Not only were regular viewers ticked off, but as Trudy at Gradient Lair pointed out, even Washington’s castmates called the voters out:
Hopefully nobody holds Columbus Short’s remarks against the show when nomination season rolls around again.
The parade of whiteness to the dais turned host Neil Patrick Harris’ remark that “the content has never been more varied” from a throwaway compliment to an outright lie. Even the dance team was all-white:
Actually, Damon, watching that routine, who knew Daft Punk was big in Prohibition-era New York?
Then you had this comment regarding the Washington situation came from Wendell Pierce:
So, another year, another disconcerting reminder of how blissfully viewers will put aside the damning evidence of how ethnocentric network television is for the sake of a few “big surprises.” But what did you think, Racializens?