The 72nd annual Emmy Awards that was aired live with host Jimmy Kimmel, saw the highest ever trophies awarded to blacks.

The event had 9 awards out of the 18 total awards handed out going to Black actors, including Regina King, Zendaya, Eddie Murphy, and many more.

Reports said:“Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (both of HBO’s Watchmen), Uzo Aduba (FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America) and Zendaya (HBO’s Euphoria) all won honors during Sunday’s ceremony. They join Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, and Ron Cephas Jones, who won guest acting Emmys on Saturday. 

The seven Emmy wins by Black actors in the drama, comedy, and limited series fields top the previous high of six, set two years ago.

Rudolph also won a second Emmy this week for outstanding voiceover performance for her work on Netflix’s animated series Big Mouth. Black actors (Laurence Fishburne and Jasmine Cephas Jones of Quibi’s #FreeRayshawn) also earned both short-form acting awards, and RuPaul won his fifth straight Emmy for best reality host.”

Eddie Murphy and Zendaya nabbed their first-ever awards this year with Zendaya making history as the youngest ever actress in a drama series as reported earlier.

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