Black Actors Who Won Emmy Awards

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  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee
  • 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

Spike Lee

Spike Lee is overdue for an Academy Award, but he is a three-time Emmy winner. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts won three Emmys for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. 

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