Magazine article Variety

Key Emmy Twists

Magazine article Variety

Key Emmy Twists

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Every awards season introduces a few innovations to the age-old traditions and this year's Emmy season saw some swell new trends:

1 Láveme Cox

In the history of the Emmys. how is it possible that no transgender person has received an acting nomination until now? Four months after Jared Leto won an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club," Emmy voters recognized a REAL trarts star by nominating Cox as guest actress in a comedy for "Orange Is the New Black."

2 Awards to Those Who Give Out Awards

ATAS voters gave 24 nominations to kudos shows, led by Oscar and Tony, but also Included AFI Life Achievement, Golden Globes, Grammy Awards and Kennedy Center Honors. For better or for worse, last year's Emmycast was not eligible.

3 Fans'Flames

The internet and Twitter saw an unprecedented amount of fans cheerleading before the nominations, and lamenting afterward. Chief recipients of the post-nom handwringing included Tatiana Maslany, "The Walking Dead," James Spader. …

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