This year’s Emmy nods are out. No surprises: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men lead the way. But, of course, the nominations really white.

Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope — who, along with Don Cheadle and Alfre Woodard, Morgan Freeman, and Oprah were the only actors of color nominated for a major Emmy award this year — reacts to this structural issue in Hollywood:

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DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (DirecTV)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey”)
Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”)
Jeff Daniels (“Newsroom”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
Damien Lewis (“Homeland”)
Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)

DRAMA ACTRESS
Claire Danes(“Homeland”)
Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) 
Connie Britton (“Nashville”)
Kerry Washington (“Scandal”)

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WRITING FOR A DRAMA 
George Mastras (“Breaking Bad”)
Thomas Schnauz (“Breaking Bad”)
Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“Game of Thrones”)
Henry Bromell (“Homeland”)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA 
Tim Van Patten (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”)
Jeremy Webb (“Downton Abbey”)
Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”)
David Fincher (“House of Cards”) 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Jonathan Banks(“Breaking Bad”)
Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”)
Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) 
Many Patinkin (“Homeland”)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)
Maggie Smith (“Downtown Abbey”) 
Emilia Clark (“Game of Thrones”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”)
Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”) 
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)

COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Veep (HBO)

More at the Los Angeles Times.

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