This year’s Emmy Awards championed diversity in a way no prior ceremony has. Distinction was given to people of color, LGBTQ individuals and most especially women, who dominated the ceremony in a revolutionary fashion. Women garnered groundbreaking wins, and female-driven content made its way to the forefront. Women swept the show, amassing a multitude of honors and finally putting to bed any lingering inquiries as to whether or not women are worthy of representation and recognition in the industry. (Spoiler Alert: They Are.)
Here are some of the major wins for women at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards:
Sarah Alexander is a recent graduate of Cal State Northridge. In addition to being a writer, she is a visual and performing artist, and attempts to use film, music and online platforms to spark conversation about social activism. She is an anomalous LA native, which affects her personality in a plethora of unique ways.