The Daily Show’s writing staff winning the Emmy last year.Photo: Getty Images
This year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program are the writing staffs of Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Late Show With David Letterman, Real Time With Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show. We checked out the 67 nominated staff writers and dropped a little math!
Percentage of the nominees in the category who are women, expressed as a disappointing figure: An embarrassing 5.9 percent!
Percentage of the nominees in the category who are women, expressed as an encouraging figure: 5.9 percent, a dramatic step up from 2006’s 5.7 percent! Thanks, those two guys who quit since last year!
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