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Donald Glover Won Two Emmys And Made History At The Same Damn Time

If you listen closely you can hear all of Atlanta screaming right now.

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Donald Glover made Emmys history on Sunday night. He won his first Emmy, for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, making him the first black director to ever win the category.

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If you listen closely you can hear all of Atlanta screaming right now.

Glover was nominated for directing the "B.A.N." episode of Atlanta where Paper Boi was a guest on a Charlie Rose-esque talk show.

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The episode was basically a show within a show (complete with its own commercials) and really displayed Glover's unique sense of humor.

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The actor thanked his parents, who he brought with him, his brother, FX, and his best friend Hiro Murai, who he says taught him everything about directing.

Then, later in the evening, Glover took home his second award of the night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. It's been 32 years since a person of color won this award.

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Glover beat out two-time defending champion Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and other comedic heavyweights including Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Zach Galifianakis (Baskets), and William H. Macy (Shameless).

Glover was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy and Outstanding Comedy Series (for Atlanta), but lost both those categories. Still, his nominations alone were monumental. He's the first black actor to be nominated for all of these awards in the same damn year.

Unfortunately, Glover's star is rising so bright that we're going to have to wait for more Atlanta episodes while he works for some Oscar nominations.

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Glover is in both the upcoming untitled Star Wars Han Solo film and The Lion King.

Sylvia Obell is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Sylvia Obell at sylvia.obell@buzzfeed.com.

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