Black Actors Who Won Emmy Awards

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  • Halle Berry Emmy Awards
  • Isabel Sanford
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Lynn Whitfield
  • Alfre Woodard
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Olivia Cole
  • Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • James Earl Jones
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Charles Dutton
  • Loretta Devine
  • Jackée Harry
  • Gail Fisher
  • Madge Sinclair
  • Ruby Dee
  • Bill Cosby
  • Whitney Houston
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee

Halle Berry

Scandal fans across the country were disappointed that Kerry Washington wasn't recognized this year with an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series (as the frontrunner, she would have been the first Black actress to do so), not to mention it was the second year in a row that no Black actors won awards. But rather than dwell, we are looking back at the talented Black actors who have won TV's most coveted prize.

A groundbreaker on many levels, Halle Berry took home Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie in 2000 for her portrayal of Dorothy Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

(Photo: David McNew/Newsmaker)

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