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The Emmys infrequently honor black actors: "One of the dirty little secrets that haunts the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is its woeful (some might even say shameful) track record in honoring African-American actors and actresses with Emmy Awards. Consider that were Giancarlo Esposito of AMC’s 'Breaking Bad' to win this year for supporting actor in a drama series, or the mixed-race Maya Rudolph to take the comedy guest actress prize for NBC’s 'Saturday Night Live,' they would become the first black performers to win in their respective categories ever. Similarly, if Don Cheadle triumphs in the lead actor in a comedy race for his work in the Showtime half-hour 'House of Lies,' he’d become only the second African-American in history to win in that category." Deadline Why have the broadcast networks struggled in recent years to earn Emmy nominations? »

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