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Donald Glover's The First PoC To Win The Emmy For Lead Actor In A Comedy In 32 Years

The last man of color to win the award was Robert Guillaume in 1985 for Benson.

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In winning, Glover also made a bit of Emmys history: He is the first person of color to win the award in 32 years.


Earlier in the evening, Glover also won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Atlanta, which made him the first black director to ever win in that category.

More than three decades later, Glover was one of three people of color nominated for the award on Sunday. The others were Anthony Anderson of Black-ish and Aziz Ansari of Master of None.

Alanna Bennett is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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