2017 Emmy Award Highlights From Dave Chappelle & Netflix to Black History

During last night’s Emmy Awards ceremony, some of our Hollywood favorites snagged well-deserved wins. Saint Heron would like to congratulate Lena Waithe who made history as the first Black person to take home the “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series” award (for Master of None’s Thanksgiving episode), and Donald Glover who is the first Black director to win “Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series” (Atlanta) in Emmy Award history. Glover also took home the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” award for his role as Earnest “Earn” Marks in the show, while Sterling K. Brown won “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” (This Is Us) and “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie” (The People v. O.J. Simpson) awards.

With all of the night’s highs, “Guest Actor in a Comedy Series” winner Dave Chappelle made an appearance in a Netflix ad that aired during the Emmys. As promo for coming seasons of a few of Netflix’s original series and stand-up specials, Chappelle, Chris Rock, Ellen Degeneres and Jerry Seinfeld made appearances with the casts of Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, The Crown and House of Cards (respectively). Congratulatory praise is also in order for Dave who snagged this personal first Emmy win for his monologue on a November 2016 episode of SNL.

Check out the Netflix ad above.

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