Mindy Kaling: TV Academy Tried to Cut Me From ‘Office’ Producers List for the Emmys

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Mindy Kaling: TV Academy Tried to Cut Me From ‘Office’ Producers List for the Emmys
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about “The Office” in the context of Jim and Pam’s wedding almost featuring a literal dead horse. Now it’s time to talk about the sitcom in the context of the Television Academy almost shutting out Mindy Kaling—one of “The Office” writers who would’ve talked Greg Daniels down from his horse dreams, as the co-writer of that particular episode with him—as an Emmy-eligible producer for the show over a decade ago.

This revelation came out during a recent Elle Magazine interview with Kaling, as she alleged early sexism in her television writing and producing career. Upon “The Office” receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, the Television Academy informed Kaling that her name would be cut from the producers list—making her ineligible to potentially win an Emmy with her colleagues—due to there being too many producers on the list.
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