Last night the 69th Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles. Stars from all backgrounds got dressed in their finest threads to celebrate a night of accomplishments with host Stephen Colbert. Heading into the event, ATLANTA was amongst nominee favorites despite only having one season.
Many people assumed ATLANTA would walk away with their first ever Emmy, and they were right. Donald Glover would go on to win two awards, Outstanding Director For A Comedy Series & Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series. Glover ended up becoming the first black director to win an award in the Outstanding Director For A Comedy Series category.
Outside of Glover’s historic win, Master Of None star, Lena Waithe also made history by becoming the first black writer to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Seres. The night had many highlights but those two moments definietly had viewers talking.
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You can view the full comedy list of winners, here.