Regina King

After a 30-year career, Regina King won a much deserved Emmy last night for her work in American Crime. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard presented the award to King, making the moment that much more special. And, of course, Black Twitter got their life from a quick 227 shout-out courtesy of the show’s producers.


Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba’s heartfelt acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama moved us all to tears. Not only did her gratitude radiate through the screen and inspire us all, the gracious actress also made history by becoming the first woman to win a comedy and drama award for the same role, OITNB character favorite Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. Oh, and by the way Jamie Lee Curtis, Uzo Aduba is pronounced exactly like it looks.


Viola Davis

Viola Davis’s historical win was monumental and her acceptance speech, complete with a Harriet Tubman quote, was the most tweeted about moment of the Emmys. That a dark-skinned woman over the age of 40 with natural hair is the first black actress to ever be recognized by the Emmys in the Lead Actress category makes this moment all the more poignant.


Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan made a surprise appearance at the show’s closing to present an award and received a standing ovation. After 15 months of recovery, Tracy looked and sounded like his old self and even threw in a couple jokes, proving that he hasn’t lost his touch (or his ability to procreate). Welcome back, Tracy!

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Taraji P. Henson’s Support

Although Taraji lost out to Viola, she certainly stole away the Miss Congeniality title. Taraji was us last night, as she joked with her Empire co-star Terrence, D.C.-style screamed for Regina King and gave Viola Davis the sweetest embrace before she accepted her milestone award. Taraji’s support of black women is unwavering and inspiring and just another reason why we all want to be her best friend. You go, girl!

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*Honorable Mention: Apple Music’s #BlackGirlMagic Commercial

Thank you, Apple Music. You gave me what I never knew I needed. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to be invited to something as bad I want to be invited to a hangout session with Taraji, Kerry and Mary at Ms. Blige’s L.A. crib. Can I please come to the next one, y’all? I do a mean Mary J. Blige bop.