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Diversity Took Center Stage at Emmys



Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. From people of color to women, the night's biggest winners continued to strengthen the argument often made that the small screen is more inclusive.

Step aside, #OscarsSoWhite as #EmmysSoBlack has arrived.

"Master of None" star Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She shared the award with series creator and her costar, Aziz Ansari.

The pair received a standing ovation when they took to the stage to claim the trophy for the shows' critically acclaimed "Thanksgiving" episode, which explored Waithe's character Denise coming out as a lesbian.

It was a moving moment in a country not far removed from a time when African Americans would yell for others to come watch when they saw themselves reflected on the screen.

To have the winner be Waithe a gay, woman of color was an even bigger milestone.

Riz Ahmed became the first Muslim and South-Asian man to win an acting Emmy. He took home the honor of outstanding lead actor in a limited series for his role as a Pakistani-American jailed for murder in "The Night Of."

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