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Comedy Wins At The Emmys

So much comedy, so little time.

Veep took home the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series making this it’s third win. The HBO comedy was up against “black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Atlanta,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Modern Family,” and “Silicon Valley. Veep actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  2018 will mark the show’s seventh and final season.

Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Sunday night for “Thanksgiving,” an episode from the second season of Netflix’s Master of None.

We couldn’t think of a more deserving winner. Read more about Lena and her episode below.

‘Master of None’s’ Lena Waithe on Emmy Nom for Comedy Writing

Accepting the award, Waithe received a standing ovation before thanking Netflix, her mother for inspiring the episode, Ansari for pushing her to co-write it, and her “LGBTQIA family” in general. “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers,” she said. “Every day you put on your cape, go out there and conquer the world, because the world would not be as beautiful without you in it.”.

 

Donald Glover, won the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Earnest “Earn” Marks on Atlanta, a series he also co-wrote and executive-produced. He also won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Directing, making him the first African American to take home the award.

“I’m so happy, wow,” Glover said, accepting the award. “I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list.”

Backstage, Glover repeated his mixed feelings about the past year. “It’s been a pretty good year. Everyone else is having an awful one, but mine is okay.”

He won a Golden Globe for the same role earlier this year.

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“I wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about black culture,” Glover told Vulture before it premiered last year. In fact, in an almost unheard of situation for TV, all of the show’s writers are black. “It was hard to get FX to understand what I was doing [with Atlanta] at first. I had to, for lack of a better term, lie about it in a lot of ways because I was like, ‘If you hear this, it’s not going to sound good. It’s going to sound crazy,” he added in a Hollywood Reporter interview.

“I put myself in a position where you couldn’t say no to me,” Glover told FORBES in 2012 regarding the lengthy and diverse resume he had at such a young age. “I wake up every morning and say, I’ve got to do better and be better. I’ll never feel satisfied.”

 

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