Donald Glover Just Made History At The Emmys

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Writer-actor Donald Glover attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Donald Glover Just Made History At The Emmys

The 'Atlanta' star won big.

Published September 17, 2017


Donald Glover just keeps winning! He just won for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Atlanta. The actor said in his speech, "I'm so happy. Thank you so much! This is nuts. I really want to thank the Academy again — everybody in here, you guys, I love you. I want to thank my mom and my dad again. I want to thank the city of Atlanta." He also added, "I want to thank Trump for making Black people number one on the most oppressed list. He's the reason I'm probably up here." Well, damn. We are sure Trump will be Tweeting soon.


Donald Glover
, who created, directed and starred in the FX series Atlanta, is having an epic year. In January, he won two Golden Globes — one for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and the other for Best Actor in a Television - Musical or Comedy. Now, Glover is a history-making Emmy winner!

Just minutes ago, Donald Glover won Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for FX's Atlanta. Glover made history — he is the first African American to win this award. 

The multi-talented actor thanked "the great algorithm that put us all here," his parents, brother and the writers on the groundbreaking show. But he also showed some love to his best friend, co-creator of Atlanta Hiro Murai, Glover said with a smile on his face, "This really belongs to Hiro Murai. He taught me everything about directing. He had the eye for this show." He added, "I love you and thank you for being my best friend and making this with me." 

Check out Donald below — looking dapper in his purple suit!

Congrats to Gambino! For more on the history of Black folks and award shows, check out the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Renee Samuel

(Photo: John Shearer/WireImage)


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