Gabrielle Union, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae | How these African-Americans lit up the #Emmys red carpet

It is certainly a big night for the African-American community as one of its own has made history as the first black person to win an Emmy for directing a comedy show.

Donald Glover broke the glass ceiling when he received the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series award for directing Atlanta, a comedy-drama television series which he also produces and acts in.

Dang! We should have said from the start…

The 2017 Emmys will go down in history as the one which mostly embraces people of colour and this had been signaled with a nominees list that included almost 30 such people.

It wasn’t only Glover who made history from the pack. Lena Waithe also won an Emmy for Writing in a Comedy Series, Master of None, making her the first African-American woman to pick up a statuette in that category.

With these two historical feats in the bag, we thought to celebrate by bringing you all the looks sported by African-American stars on the Emmys red carpet.

We couldn’t think of a better way to start! Lena Waithe wore a leaf-patterned tux and doesn’t even try to be anything but dapper and yes, she succeeded.
Thandie Newton is quite the princess in a pink Jason Wu ball gown that completely speaks for itself
Viola Davis chose a bold, bright orange Zac Posen number with a hairdo that’s new to her on the red carpet
Black and sequined is the way to go and Gabrielle Union killed it in this sheer Zuhair Murad dress. Love the cape.
Black-ish star, Yara Shahidi has mastered the art of setting the red carpet ablaze at such young age. This time, she chose a Prada gown with V-neck and ruffled feathers
Issa Rae’s Vera Wang dress is pure drama with its one shoulder and disproportionate sleeves.
Laverne Cox has nothing to fear when it comes to showing off cleavage and she did good with her Naeem Khan metallic dress
OITNB star rocked a massive fro and we love that she did it boldly. Her silver and white dress is by La Pointe
Tracee Ellie Ross brought a bit of her mum, Diana Ross to the Emmys with her feathered Chanel Haute Couture dress and pointed mules by Roger Vivier
Regina King had more than legs to flaunt in her Galia Lahav haute couture gown with its plunging neckline that sits perfectly
Leslie Jones also chose a sizzling black Christian Siriano dress and its thigh-high slit
The Handmaid’s Tale actress, Samira Wiley wore a pink cut out dress with a high neckline and she looks peng
Gugu Nbatha -Raw is boss woman in Boss.
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