Emmy winners make political statements as Covid forces 2020 ceremony to go virtual


Emmy award winners Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the ‘come as you are’ dress code for the virtual Emmy Awards to pay tribute to Breonna Taylor as a host of winners highlighted social justice issues. King, who won the best actress in a limited series award for Watchmen, said the show held up a mirror to issues such as violence against black Americans. Schitt’s Creek swept the comedy accolades, with co-creator Daniel Levy saying the show’s decision to exclude homophobia and bigotry was a deliberate political statement

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