The solid and crew of Insecure celebrated its 2020 Emmy nominations in a serious approach.
After snagging three nominations, members of the hit HBO present rented out a whole soccer subject and had a watch occasion on the night of Sunday, Sept. 20. Everyone from Issa Rae and Jay Ellis to Kendrick Sampson and Christina Elmore gave the impression to be there. But eagle-eyed followers seen that Amanda Seales was not.
As followers began to inquire about her whereabouts, Seales took to her Instagram Story to clarify why she wasn’t at Insecure’s Emmy occasion. Here’s what we all know.
Inside the ‘Insecure’ Emmy occasion
The solid and crew rented out the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California in celebration of Insecure‘s Emmy nominations, together with one for excellent comedy collection, one for excellent lead actress (Rae), and one other for excellent supporting actress (Yvonne Orji).
“This has been such a special night, and I’m so excited to celebrate with my cast and crew,” she mentioned in a message posted to her web page. “Thank you, SoFi Stadium. Go Emmys!”
Rae shared images and movies with among the present’s lead stars, however Seales was nowhere in sight. Given her function on the present (she performs Tiffany, considered one of Issa’s closest buddies), followers have been shocked that she was not there and commenced to lift questions on social media.
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Why Amanda Seales was not on the ‘Insecure’ Emmy occasion
As questions on her absence poured in, Seales took to her Instagram Stories with a message.
“Y’all askin me about the Emmys… Y’all don’t kno me yet?! 😂,” she wrote, seemingly implying that she had opted to not take part resulting from occasions that occurred across the 2019 Emmys.
Seales beforehand mentioned she was kicked out of a Black Emmy occasion in September 2019 by Rae’s friend and publicist Vanessa Anderson.
“I just want to put this on record that I am literally being told, ‘You cannot get entrance into a party that Jesse Williams invited me to.’ That is the only Black event for the Emmy weekend because a white woman is telling me I can’t get in. But I’m fine,” she mentioned in an Instagram video after being denied entry.
In a later episode of her Small Doses podcast, Seales mentioned she and Anderson had by no means been buddies and that she had been unfairly focused on the occasion. She’d hoped Rae would intervene to resolve the dispute, solely to be informed by the actor that she didn’t wish to become involved, Seales claimed. With that, she was compelled to go away the occasion, whereas the remainder of the solid was admitted entry.
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Seales went on to say the state of affairs in a post shared to her Instagram Story on the morning of Sept. 21, saying, “Yes, I have evolved…. AND I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN.”
All issues thought-about, it’s comprehensible why she wouldn’t wish to attend. But we hope she will discover some strategy to rejoice. Congrats to the solid and crew of Insecure for the nominations!