Emmys 2017: A Truly Historical Night for Diversity

In an interesting twist, Glover thanked US President Donald Trump, speculating that part of the reason that he was on that stage to receive his award was because of him.

Donald Glover won the best comedy actor and best comedy director Emmys for "Atlanta", which he created and which carries his distinctive voice.

While his win wasn't a complete shocker, Donald Glover has become the first black director to win the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for his stellar FX series, Atlanta.

It's the first win for lead actor by a person of color since Robert Guillaume won the award for the television show "Benson" back in 1985.

And he used his night wisely, making a powerful statement about the goal of Atlanta.

"I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list", he said. "I just want to say that". "I really want to thank the Academy again, everybody in here, you guys". His speech this time around was more personal, with the actor thanking the city of Atlanta, his partner Michelle, his son Legend for "just being the joy in my life", and his "unborn son". "This really belongs to Hiro Murai", Gambino said, thanking the man who's directed more than a few of his music videos in the past. We still don't know her identity (or last name), but their first child arrived on the scene sometime previous year.

Gambino's turn directing an Atlanta episode titled "B.A.N." won him the Emmy for Outstanding Directing. "I was trying to make great content".

"The things that make us different, those are our superpowers", Waithe said in her acceptance speech. "Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story".

Vanessa Coleman

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