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‘Now Apocalypse’ could be the queerest comedy in Emmy history

‘Now Apocalypse’ could be the queerest comedy in Emmy history

“Now Apocalypse” has the potential to be the queerest comedy in Emmy history. The awards — and TV in general — have been making strides in Lgbt representation in the last three decades, from 1990s winners like “And the Band Played On” and “Ellen,” to 2000s groundbreakers like “Will and Grace” and “Angels in America” and 2010s champs like “The Normal Heart” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” But Best Comedy Series doesn’t have quite as many queer characters on the forefront this year.

A nomination for “Now Apocalypse” would change that to say the least. While there are top Emmy contenders for Best Drama Series (“Killing Eve” and “Pose“) and Best Limited Series (“A Very English Scandal“) with queer leading roles, the highest ranked comedy in our odds with a gay lead is “Schitt’s Creek,” a dark horse in the category with 68/1 odds. But “Apocalypse” is so unabashedly queer

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