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Donald Glover Becomes First Black Director to Win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

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Stay woke: Donald Glover made history at the 2017 Emmy Awards (Sunday, September 17).

Tonight, the Atlanta actor and show creator took the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on the comedy-drama series of the same name. The star’s recent win makes him the first Black director to ever bring home the coveted prize in the show’s 68-year run.

In his acceptance speech, the 33-year-old “Redbone” rapper gave acknowledgments to his family and a special honor to his best friend Tokyo-born filmmaker Hiro Murai for his guidance and direction. “I want to thank my parents who are in the audience,” Glover starts. “This really belongs to Hiro Murai. He taught me everything about directing…he’s just amazing.”

Glover is also in the race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmys for his work on the show as well.

Watch the momentous speech, below.

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