Mindy Kaling claims Emmy organisers tried to cut her from The Office nomination

Kaling says TV Academy forced her to justify inclusion on team’s production team in nomination for prize

Actor, writer and showrunner Mindy Kaling has hit out at the organisation in charge of the Emmy Awards for “humiliating” her, claiming that she was “singled out” as the only producer made to justify her production credit on the US Office, early on in its run.

Kaling, 40, discussed the incident in a profile in Elle magazine, which was published online overnight. She was the only woman and person of colour in the writers’ room when she was hired on the Office at the age of 24, and claimed that after the show was nominated for an Emmy, the Television Academy told her there were too many names on the producing team – and made her justify her spot on the list.

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