History has been made and we couldn’t be more excited.
Variety reports that over the weekend, four Emmys guest actors categories have been completely swept by black actors.
Take a look at the winners that made Emmys history!
Tiffany Haddish won an Emmy for when she hosted Saturday Night Live back in November last year. She won the award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy. This marked the comedian/actress’ first Emmy nomination and win!
Samira Wiley of The Handmaid’s Tale received her first Emmy too! Samira won the Emmy for Best Guest Actress in a Drama! On the hit series, Samira portrays Moira, a strong, determined character who is able to escape her captors in Gilead and soon joins the Canadian refugee resistance. She was up against two of her co-stars from the series and beat out fellow legends in the entertainment industry, Viola Davis, Diana Rigg, and Cicely Tyson.
Ron Cephas Jones, who portrays Williams Hill, Randall’s biological father on NBC’s hit series, This Is Us won the Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Drama. Honestly, there is no surprise here for us because Ron had us sobbing for two seasons straight! He is the second actor to win this award in the many years of the show’s run.
Last but certainly not least, Atlanta‘s Katt Williams won his first Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy. The comedian/actor plays Uncle Willy on the hit FX show. Williams was up against big names such as Sterling K. Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Hader, and Bryan Cranston.
Congratulations Tiffany Haddish, Samira Wiley, Ron Cephas Jones, and Katt Williams!
The Primetime Emmys will air on Monday, September 17th at 8PM EST. Be sure to head back to Sheen Magazine for the red carpet coverage and the complete list of winners!
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