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Donald Glover Is First Black Director To Win An Emmy In Comedy

Donald Glover continues to prove he’s one of the most versatile creators in American entertainment.

At the 69th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, he won yet another statue for directing.

After winning in the category for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series he became the first black person to take home an Emmy for directing a comedy.




As Glenn Whipp at the Los Angeles Times reported, “Donald Glover is also the first director to win for a show he acted in since Alan Alda won for ‘MASH’ in 1977.” Later in the night, Glover won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

“He’s probably the reason I’m up here.” Glover will soon star as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo-focused “Star Wars” movie.

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