Black Excellence Ruled the Night at the 2024 Emmys

Niecy Nash left; Quinta Brunson, and Ayo Edebiri

Shenelle Genai The Root

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Excellence took Center Stage at the 75th Annual Emmys.

Winners like Quinta Brunson, Ayo Edebiri, Trevor Noah, RuPaul, and Niecy Nash-Betts took home the gold and made history in their own way. Specifically, Brunson and Edebiri made history being the only two Black women to take home the awards in the comedy category in the same year. Brunson also cemented her name in the history books as the second Black Actress to win in that category and the first one in more than 40 years (the first and only actress to ever do so was Isabel Sanford in 1981.) As for Edebiri, she became the third Black woman to win for her category—previous winners include Jackee Harry (1987 and Sheryl Lee Ralph (2022).

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