Ava, Common, And More Win On And Off The Carpet At The Creative Arts Emmy Awards

September 11, 2017  |  
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This past weekend, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles, honoring “outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.” Some of those honorees included Ava DuVernay, who took home three Emmys for 13th – Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. She stated in her acceptance speech:

“It’s nights like these when you are able to amplify a story with this kind of attention that makes me happy. This is an evergreen story. It’s ongoing. It wasn’t just something that we dropped last year. It shouldn’t be forgotten. There are still 2.3 million people behind bars. We over-incarcerate in this country — the most incarcerated nation in the world. Now, more than ever, it’s important for people who believe in a different way of policing and criminal justice to make our voices heard.

“I want to thank, and think about tonight the hundreds of thousands of families who are waiting for their loved ones to come home,” she said. “Mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, who don’t know where their loved one is. Unsung heroes of a struggle that has not a lot to do with them, but has a lot to do with how they live each day.”

Common and Robert Glasper also took home an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics for the “The Letter to the Free,” the theme song for 13th and looked rather dapper in their suits. Aside from these major wins, there were also a lot of wins on the fashion front on the red carpet. Click through to see all the looks and tell us which ones you love.

attends day 1 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Aisha Tyler

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Ava DuVernay poses in the pressroom during the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/FilmMagic)

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Ava DuVernay

attends day 2 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Kelsey Scott

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Laverne Cox attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Laverne Cox

poses at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1 – Press Room at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Common and Robert Glasper

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Niecy Nash attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Niecy Nash

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Creative Arts Ball on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Susan Kelechi Watson

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: John Singleton arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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John Singleton

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Television personality Sibley Scoles attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Sibley Scoles

attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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