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Winner and loser of the week: Diverse Emmy nominations; 'Ghostbusters' trolls need to cool it

Step aside, fellas.

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Step aside, fellas.



Winner: The Emmys.

It would be virtually impossible to pick just one nominated actor as this week's winner, so we'll just give props to everyone. Take note, #OscarsSoWhite, because this was a record-breaking year for diversity in the TV industry. For the first time, nonwhite actors were nominated in every leading actor category, with Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Aziz Ansari (Master of None) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson) receiving special nods. About time.

Loser: Ghostbusters trolls.

Listen up, you middle-aged fanboys, give it a break with the Ghostbusters hate. A lot of class IV commenters are claiming the movie is just plain bad, rather than bad because it stars four female comedians. Riiiiiiight, let's take a look at the numbers, shall we? According to the Washington Post, of the IMDB users aged 18 to 29, 1,669 men averaged a 3.1 rating, while 243 women averaged 7.1. And of the 6,654 voters (mostly men) 57.7 percent gave the movie one star. Before the movie was even released! Would you all be up in arms over a reboot if it starred Jason Sudeikis? Doubtful. And I didn't see any of you male whiners complaining when Jurassic Park got a reboot. What a world we live in that men will argue that women are unfit for a MADE-UP profession. So far the movie's reviews have been pretty positive. But then again, those opinions are coming from people who have actually seen the movie. Get a life, ghost slime.

[Last modified: Friday, July 15, 2016 6:29pm]


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