#Winning: Black Actors Who Took Home the Gold at the Emmys

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  • Viola Davis/Uzo Aduba/Regina King
  • Viola Davis
  • Uzo Aduba
  • Regina King
  • 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

Black Girl Magic

Though it has been more than 60 years since the first Emmy Awards took place, Black actors continue to break barriers to this day. With Viola Davis becoming the first African-American woman to win for lead actress in a drama series, Uzo Aduba taking home her second consecutive Emmy and Regina King snagging her first ever, even in 2015, the mold continues to be broken with time.

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