Jimmy Kimmel and the Emmys tout — and pat themselves on the back — for their diversity

September 19, 2016 11:01 AM

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Though the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday celebrated television’s best moments, the ceremony gave near equal time to celebrating its own newfound diversity — and joking about the Oscars’ lack of it.

“This year's nominees are the most diverse ever,” host Jimmy Kimmel said in his opening monologue of a field that included 18 nominees of color for acting awards and several women in directing categories.

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