Black Performers Make Emmys History in Guest Actor Categories

Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones, Samira Wiley and Katt Williams won guest actor Emmys (Credit: Deposit Photos and Shutterstock)

Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones, Samira Wiley and Katt Williams made history Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, when the four African-American performers swept the guest acting categories.

Haddish was named Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Wiley won the Guest Actress in a Drama Series award for playing Moira in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Jones was named Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as William Hill on NBC’s This Is Us.

In the last award of the night, Williams was named Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for FX’s Atlanta, making it the first time all four guest-starring awards went to actors of color.

The Creative Arts Emmys are handed out over two nights at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

For a full list of Saturday’s winners, click here.

Several dozen more awards will be presented Sunday night, with the remaining awards handed out during the live Emmys telecast on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.

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