Lena Waithe went home on Sunday night with an Emmy Award in hand.
The actress took the stage alongside comedian Aziz Ansari to accept the award for Writing for a Comedy Series for their program, Master of None.
After joking about “reclaiming my time,” the actress, who was acknowledged for her “Thanksgiving” episode, went on to praise her LGBTQIA family. “I see each and every one of you,” she said.
“The things that make us different, those are our super powers. Every day when you walk out the door and put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it,” Waithe explained.
She added, “And for everybody out there that showed so much love, thank you for embracing us, a little Indian boy from South Carolina and black girl in the southtown of Chicago. We appreciate it more than you could ever know.”
Waite, who thanked her girlfriend who she loves “more than life itself,” also made history as the first African American woman to win an award in the category.
Master of None is a comedy-drama web television series that follows a young actor and his romanic and cultural experiences.
The writing duo was up against Donald Glover, Atlanta, Stephen Glover, Atlanta, Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, Billy Kimball, Veep and David Mandel, Veep.