The Blackest Moments That Took Over the 68th Emmys!
Last night’s Emmy Awards had some memorable moments. There were the jokes about the upcoming presidential election, Bill Cosby and references to diversity in Hollywood. Speaking of diversity, the Emmys had a quite a few moments of Blackness.
The first being Regina King winning her second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her work in ABC’s “American Crime.” As she made her way to the stage, she shook hands with Taraji P. Henson. It was moment of Black girl love.
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“The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story” was thought to be the night’s big winner and it was. Sterling K. Brown who played Christopher Darden won his first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. While on stage he shouted out his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, by referring a Jay Z lyric, saying, “Contrary to popular belief, I got the hottest chick in the game rockin’ my chain!”
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Following Brown’s big win, Courtney B. Vance won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story.” Vance knows he’s married to one of the most gorgeous women, Angela Bassett, and not to be outdone, he showed her love on stage during his acceptance referring to Bassett as, “the woman rockin’ my chain!”
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Another highlight of the night, was Leslie Jones taking the stage with the accountants from Ernst & Young, who are responsible for tallying the Emmy votes. Jones addressed her Twitter trolls and website hacking, saying, “Let’s be real. Y’all protecting something that nobody is trying to steal. Don’t nobody wanna know about boring Emmy secrets. But since you good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you: my Twitter account. Put that in the vault, please. Y’all over here using your skills to protect Best Voice-over in a French Sitcom. Meanwhile, I’m butt naked on CNN.”
Jones continued the bit, saying, “I just wanted to feel beautiful, y’all. Can a sister feel beautiful?”
We feel you, girl.
Towards the end of show, comedians, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele‘s now-defunct sketch comedy series, “Key & Peele,” won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.
This year’s Emmys was one the most diverse, but there is still a long way to go.
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