Donald Glover is officially an Emmy Award winning actor.
The rapper turned actor picked up the coveted award on Sunday night for Directing for a Comedy Series for his hit FX series, Atlanta. Keeping the acceptance speech short, the 33-year-old thanked “the algorithm who put us here,” his parents and the Atlanta team.
The popular series first hit airwaves in September 2016 and has gone on to win a number of awards.
Sunday’s big win, however, was part of a history making night. Making one of the most diverse Emmy Awards ever, 25 people of color were nominated across 18 onscreen categories. 22 were nominated in 2016.
Glover beat out Jamie Babbit (Silicon Valley), Mike Judge (Silicon Valley), Morgan Sackett (Veep), David Mandel (Veep) and Dale Stern (Veep).
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