The Emmys made history last night by finally honoring African-Americans in the directing and writing categories for comedy, but not everyone was here to praise the award shows. Shonda Rhimes had a serious clap back.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the mogul was happy for the wins of Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed, and Sterling K. Brown — and Lena Waithe, who became the first Black woman to win for comedy writing. Rhimes said, "I had just seen her on Friday. She’s so even-keeled and so grounded." However, Shonda had some other thoughts on the historic wins.
"It's embarrassing, frankly," she continued. "To me, it feels embarrassing that we are still in a place in which we still have to note these moments... I'm hoping that it's not a trend. I'm hoping that people don't feel satisfied because they saw a lot of people win, and then think that we're done."
Tell it like it is, ShondA!
For more on the history of Black folks and award shows, check out the BET Breaks video, above.
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