Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover became the first African-American man to ever win a comedy series directing Emmy, and later in the evening Master of None writer/co-star Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to ever win a comedy series writing Emmy (shared with Aziz Ansari) for the show's autobiographical "Thanksgiving" episode.
"I feel like I have a thousand different people living inside of me, and I am just looking for an opportunity to let them all out".
"I hope it will open up people's eyes to give women of color a seat at the table so they can tell their stories."
We remember hits like Ashawo, 10/10 and Kini Big Deal and with this new release, it's clear Naeto has not lost any of his vibe.
The "All Over" singer also wrote, "I've been in such a good space and been recording some attractive songs that we chose to share with you all".
He also joked about his role on the show as a black man adopted into a white family, thanking his cast and saying "you are the best white TV family that a brother has ever had, better than the white folks who raised Webster". Stars from all backgrounds got dressed in their finest threads to celebrate a night of accomplishments with host Stephen Colbert. By winning the trophy, he bested Jamie Babbit (Silicon Valley, "Intellectual Property"), Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, "Server Error"), Morgan Sackett (Veep, "Blurb"), David Mandel (Veep, "Groundbreaking") and Dale Stern (Veep, "Justice") and became the first Black person to win an Emmy in that category. Or, we suppose, that too-soon Sean Spicer cameo...
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Glover also won the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy, using his podium to make some statements about the goal of Atlanta.
5 Emmys® for "The Night Of", including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Riz Ahmed), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie. "He explained: "Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at 'Atlanta" as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn't be punk anymore".
Master of None's Lena Waithe also made history with her comedy writing win.
We sure didn't see this one coming so kudos to Tiwa for pulling it off nicely.
'And for everybody out there that showed us so much love for this episode, thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a little queer black girl from the Southside of Chicago'. "Everyday when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world".