Emmys 2018: Black actors make history, sweep guest categories

Emmys 2018: Black actors make history, sweep guest categories
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Washington: For the first time in Emmy history, all four guest star statues have been awarded to black actors.

Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones, Samira Wiley, and Katt Williams received the award on Sunday for their respective television guest star appearances. All four actors are first-time Emmy winners, reported CNN.

Haddish was awarded for her work on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Williams received the gong for ‘Atlanta’, Jones received it for ‘This Is Us’ and Wiley was awarded for her performance in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’.

The victories come as pleasant news amidst a larger push for diversity and inclusion in the television and film industry, both in front and behind the camera.

While the black actors have earned awards in each of the guest categories before, this was the first instance when four African-American performers received the award in the same year.

The Primetime Emmy Awards is scheduled to be held on September 17.