Donald Glover Becomes First Black Comedy Director To Win An Emmy
Last night Donald Glover earned not only his first two Emmys, but became the first African-American to ever scoop the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category.
The legendary actor/writer/director/rapper/comedian/singer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Atlanta. Later in the evening he took the prize for for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, the first time a person of colour has won the award in 32 years.
The 33-year-old star and creator beat Veep and Silicon Valley to win the directors’ award, specifically for the ‘B.A.N’ episode of Atlanta.
Here is Glover’s acceptance speech…
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Atlanta isn’t set to return until 2018 as Glover is busy filming the Han Solo prequel and getting his Simba voice in gear for the Lion King remake.
As well as the award for director, Glover also won the award for acting in a comedic series, adding to his incredible year which has seen his FX show pick up Golden Globes.
In his acceptance speech, Glover ‘thanked’ the inferior Donald (Trump) for ‘making black people the top of the most oppressed list’, along with his wife and unborn child.
Riz Ahmed also became the first man of Asian descent to win an Emmy for acting, collecting the Outstanding Acting In A Limited Series for his role in The Night Of.
The Emmy’s made a big push for diversity this year, creating their own montage, while Dave Chappelle spoke about how shocked he was to see so many black people in the audience (‘Eleven!’).
Topics: Film and TV