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Aziz Ansari: Issa Rae and Big-Screen Sibling

aziz ansari: They are TV's comedy auteurs, with people of colour and women well-represented in their top ranks, according to The Chronicle Herald. While it took the industry decades and new platforms like streaming to give them opportunities, the TV academy isn't wasting time in granting deserved recognition. Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover and Issa Rae are among those who lead shows they also created or co-created, write and sometimes even direct, and who could reap a welcome embarrassment of Emmy riches. As with its big-screen sibling, the Oscars, the Emmys are under pressure to give diversity its due, said Tom O'Neil, author of The Emmys and editor of Gold Derby, an awards handicapping website. If they fail, then liberal Hollywood looks like all talk, no sincere action. The Emmys need to demonstrate that they're relevant in a modern, rainbow-spanned world, O'Neil said. ( As reported in the news.