Donald Glover and Lena Waithe make Emmy history!

Donald Glover and Lena Waithe make Emmy history! 

Posted: 6:59 am Monday, September 18th, 2017

By Staff

Donald Glover and Lena Waithe made Emmy history last night after they were the first African Americans to win in their respective categories. Donald Glover won for best directing in a comedic series as well as best lead actor in a comedic series and Waithe won for best comedy writing.

Waithe discussed the importance of diversity in entertainment in her acceptance speech while also urging viewers to feel like they live outside the norm to “go out there and conquer the world.”

Check out the list of winners and speeches here.