Atlanta native Donald Glover was the proud recipient to TWO Emmy awards last night for the FX series ‘Atlanta’.
Glover won for an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his role as Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks in the popular show and 2nd Emmy for ‘Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series’ for his work on the “B.A.N.” episode, an experimental episode of Atlanta which was presented as a broadcast from an alternate universe’s version of ‘Black Entertainment Television’.
Details + video of Glover’s acceptance speech below…
For the record, Glover’s Emmy win is groundbreaking in that he’s the first Black director to ever win for ‘Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series,’ as noted in the hilarious viral tweet below…
As usual, Glover’s acceptance speech was the talk of the evening:
Glover thanked his partner, his son, unborn child, the city of Atlanta, and the FX network, he also thanked ’45’ for his good fortune, stating:
I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list. He’s the reason I’m probably up here.
Congrats to the talented superstar!!