Diversity & Inclusion Makes a Mark at the Emmys


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

At the Creative Arts Emmys this past weekend, history was made as all four guest actor/actress categories were swept by African-Americans. While the Primetime Emmy telecast airs on NBC Monday, September 17th, the Creative Arts Emmys take place before and include the guest categories.

The winners are: Tiffany Haddish for Best Actress in a comedy for guest hosting “Saturday Night Live”, Ron Cephas Jones Best Guest Actor in a drama for his turn as a birth father returning to his son’s life in “This Is Us”, Samira Wiley for Best Actress in a drama for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Katt Williams for Best Guest Actor in a comedy for his appearance in “Atlanta.”

Diversity and inclusion is up by 20% over last year’s Emmys with 36 non-white actors nominated.

Television is making headway recently in efforts to increase representation with several records broken including Sandra Oh’s history making nomination and John Legend becoming the first African-American EGOT winner: his Emmy joining his Grammy, Oscar and Tony wins.


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