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Donald Glover Made Emmy Award History

Arin Spits / September 20, 2017

The Emmys were full of highlights, but for Donald Glover, the night was extra special. When it was announced that he was the winner for Outstanding Directing in a comedy series, he officially ended the night in the history books. With the win, Glover became the first black man to hoist the award. He was recognized for his work on Atlanta – namely for the episode titled ‘B.A.N.’


If you’re an Atlanta fan, you’ll recall the episode as a one-off effort which takes place on the talk show Montague – I think that’s all the reminders you need. It doesn’t progress the story in any way, but it touches on multiple issues in a way that’s probably right up Glover’s alley. And it seems like it paid off.



Aka Childish Gambino, Glover also won an Emmy Award in the Comedy Series genre for Outstanding Lead Actor. It’s been 32 years since the last African-American male won the award and he became the first director to win by acting in the same show he directed since 1997.


Glover has a busy schedule ahead if him since he’s also slotted to be in The Lion King as we’ll as the Han Solo Star Wars spin off to play Lando Calrissian.


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