Entertainment TV Viewers Criticize Emmy Awards for 'Monochromatic' Results and Lack of Diversity Twitter users responded to the Emmy's after a lack of diverse winners were announced Monday evening. By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 17, 2018 09:33 PM Share Tweet Pin Email It may be early in the evening, but viewers are already expressing their frustrations about the lack of diversity at Monday night’s Emmy Awards. Although there are diverse nominees, the first hour of the awards ceremony featured white actors and directors taking home statuettes. Henry Winkler, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Bill Hader, and Rachel Brosnahan all won for their work. Host Michael Che noted “six awards, all white winners.” And during the opening performance, which featured Kate McKinnon and Kristen Bell, viewers questioned the choice to purposely discuss diversity, yet noticeably exclude a woman of color on stage. Following the Saturday Night Live actors’ racially-charged monologue, viewers were hoping more figures of color would win awards. “Is every award intro going to talk about diversity while handing an award to a white person?” asked one Twitter user. Another argued that Atlanta — which received 16 nominations, the most nods out of any comedy this year — was “getting robbed” by not winning any awards in the early results. Other users criticized the show for being hypocritical about their efforts to be diverse, noting that the winners were “monochromatic” and petitioned to start a trend for #EmmysSoWhite. Check out all of PEOPLE’s 2018 Emmys coverage here RELATED VIDEO: The 2018 Emmy Nominations Have Been Announced! Which TV Shows and Stars Wowed the Industry? While presenting an award for best director for limited series, James Corden made reference to the viewers’ unhappiness, telling the audience, “Let’s get it trending, Emmys so white.” An hour into the ceremony, the first Black winner was acknowledged, with Regina King winning for outstanding lead actress in a limited series. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, are airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on NBC.