After Emmy voters embraced a record number of performers from diverse backgrounds with 27 acting nominations back in July, history continued to be made tonight when the Primetime winners were announced. And it wasn’t just in the acting categories.
Atlanta auteur Donald Glover became the first black person to win an Emmy for directing for a comedy. He also nabbed a second trophy tonight for lead comedy actor. And Lena Waithe, who with series lead Aziz Ansari co-wrote Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving” episode (which she also co-starred in), made Emmy history as the first black woman to win for comedy writing. Beat that, Oscars.