7 Of The Blackest Moments From The 2017 Emmy Awards

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It all started with Issa Rae's epic five words. 

As the gates of Hollywood slowly pry open to accept diverse talent, people of color are going to get more and more wins at events like the 69th Primetime Emmys. On Sunday, Lena Waithe and Donald Glover had historic wins as the first African-Americans to win for comedy writing and directing (respectively). 

In addition to their monumental victories, there were other very Black moments throughout the night that warrant recognition. From Issa Rae’s famous five words to Oprah Winfrey’s standing ovation, these are the seven Blackest moments from the 2017 Emmy Awards.