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#EmmysNotSoWhite: Aziz Ansari Makes History With Nomination

Showbiz Jul 21, 2016

Aziz Ansari is the first Indian-American actor to score a lead comedy-acting Emmy nomination for his series Master of None.

Ansari is also nominated for writing and directing the Netflix comedy about Dev, an up-and-coming comedian trying to make it in New York. 

The series scored a total of four Emmy nominations, which includes Best Comedy.


Everything from immigration, diversity, and even sexism is tackled on Master Of None. It's no surprise that the show that "incorporates cultural identity into everyday issues" would pick up some Emmy attention.  

We put together a list of 5 things that make Master Of None so great:

1. The show continually puts Hollywood racism on blast


The writers of the show have made it clear that racism is an everyday, everywhere problem.

2. Aziz Ansari's real dad is on the show


Ansari's actual parents play his parents on the show, and the "dad jokes" are all too funny and familiar.

3. The cast


Ansari's Taiwanese-Chinese-American friend Brian (Kelvin Yu), token white guy Arnold (Eric Wareheim), and chilled out friend Denise (Lena Waithe of Dear White People and Shit Black Girls Say).

4. The real immigrant experience


"Second-generation" guilt and wanting a "normal" American experience; the show knows immigrant parents and their children too well!
5. Timelessness and universality


Everything from modern romance to milennial dilemmas, Master Of None caters to generations of all ages. Themes and characters have some similarities to shows from the past, just not as racist.

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Nomaan Khan

Nomaan Khan


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