Donald Glover makes Emmy history

Glover won two Emmys at TV’s biggest awards night.

Donald Glover won two Emmys

While FX’s surreal “Atlanta” may not have beat out “Veep” in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, but its creator and star, Donald Glover earned two historic wins.

Glover won lead actor and director in a comedy series in FX’s Atlanta marking the first time a black man won that category since Robert Guillaume won for “Benson” in 1985, but his triumph in comedy directing — which he insisted on sharing in spirit with Atlanta auteur Hiro Murai — made him the first black man to win that category, ever.

Glover told the crowd at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles during his second acceptance speech that Donald Trump was the reason he is up there.  “I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most-oppressed list. He’s probably the reason I’m up here.”

Other major winners at the 69th annual Emmys, TV’s biggest night which was hosted by Stephen Colbert,  included “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its lead Elisabeth Moss, “This Is Us” Sterling K Brown, Nicole Kidman and HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” and Veep” which won outstanding comedy series for a third-straight year, while “The Handmaid’s Tale” beat out a crowded field to win outstanding drama series.

Elisabeth Moss, right, accepting the award for outstanding drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale” from Oprah Winfrey. Credit Kevin Winter:Getty Images

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