All 12 lead and supporting categories were awarded to white actors.
This year's Emmys were riddled with controversy, as no BIPOC actors were awarded major trophies at the awards ceremony on Sunday —despite the fact that a diverse field of nominees were present in almost every category.
Using the hashtag #EmmysSoWhite, fans and activists took to social media to express their disapproval of white actors taking home all 12 lead and supporting categories across the comedy, drama and limited races at the 2021 Emmys.
"So we're back to — and always will be — #EmmysSoWhite", Preston Mitchum —the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project— wrote on Twitter, while one user tweeted, "The #Emmys really said representation but only the nominees. #EmmysSoWhite."
"Why are people upset about the #EmmysSoWhite? Because representation matters, recognition matters, and acknowledgment matters. Award after award goes to another white person while people of color hand out awards and clap in the background", added another.
RuPaul was one of the few artists of color to win during Sunday's awards show, taking home the trophy for outstanding competition program and thus becoming the most-awarded person of color in the history of the Emmys with 11 wins.
"Thanks to all our lovely children on our show from around the world", the 60-year-old entertainer said in his acceptance speech. "They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you."
The 73rd Emmy Awards were hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and aired live from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS.