When people talk about diversity and being recognized, they need to take into account the high octane expenses involved in getting a nomination. If you read the article in Variety, you'll see that what Netflix did was above and beyond what other companies did to get their product nominated. What does this say about diversity when these kind of dollars are being spent? And if Netflix hadn't spent this kind of moolah, would Mr. Elba still have been recognized?
In this kind of environment nominations are not free and diversity is not cheap. I do wish people would understand this. If you want to be recognized, you're going to have to fork over the cash, you're going to have to hob nob, and meet and great, and toot your own horn by buying full page ads in Variety. If you're an actor, one of the facts of life you need to learn very early on is that to win the awards you got to play the expensive game, translation being: diversity has it's price.