Black Hollywood Racks Up At 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Ava DuVernay, RuPaul and Common all received awards.
September 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm
The 69th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony took place over Friday and Saturday nights at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and Black Hollywood took home quite a few statuettes.
Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th was nominated for eight awards and took home four of them for – Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Writing for Nonfiction Programs, Outstanding Motion Design and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "The Letter to the Free" by Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. DuVernay's 13th is nominated for an Oscar and received the Peabody Award last year.
“When all kinds of people are feeling aggressively demoralized and devalued, people of justice and dignity need to stand up and make our voices heard,” DuVernay said in her acceptance speech. “Our voices are stronger than those that try to silence us.”
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 10, 2017
— COMMON (@common) September 10, 2017
Other winners included Trevor Noah's "The Daily Show: Between the Scenes" for Best Short Form Variety Series, RuPaul for his second consecutive win for Best Reality Host and CNN's United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) September 10, 2017
The awards show didn't air live but an edited version will air on FXX at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, Sept. 16, a day before the Primetime Emmys. See a full list of winners on The Hollywood Reporter.