Black Actors Sweep Creative Arts Emmys In Historic Wins

Tiffany Haddish led the sweep with a win for her role as guest host on Saturday Night Live last year.

History was made at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend – when four African American actors swept the event's Outstanding Guest Actor categories.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish was recognised for her iconic hosting of Saturday Night Live in November last year – taking home the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series trophy.

Samira Wiley picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in A Drama Series for her harrowing portrayal of Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Wiley thanked a “higher power” in her acceptance speech and praised her co-star Elisabeth Moss as “the most amazing scene partner a girl could ask for.”

Katt Williams received the Emmy for Oustanding Guest Actor in A Comedy Series for his standout performance in the ‘Alligator Man’ episode of Atlanta.

And Ron Cephas Jones took home the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series award for NBC's This Is Us. 

It's the first time in the 70-year history of the Emmy Awards that these four important categories have been won by black actors -- a sign that diversity on screen in Hollywood is slowly improving.

Parts one and two of the Creative Arts Emmys took part over the weekend and the Primetime Emmys will air on September 17.

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