I’ve watched more than a few award shows that didn’t seem to be for me, in the slightest. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see the tide just beginning to shift in the visibility and recognition of actors, writers and directors of color. And thankfully, the Emmy’s are celebrating these people. So, from the pre-show red carpet moments we could tell that this year’s telecast had the potential to be Blacker than usual. And thankfully, we weren’t disappointed. Check out some of the show’s Blackest moments.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae has a knack for speaking to our thoughts and experiences. She’s did it with her YouTube series, with her current show on HBO and most recently on the red carpet when she stated, matter of factly, that she was rooting for all of the Black folk in the room. Faaaaaacts. Whether it’s Venus and Serena in a tennis match, or the Williams group on “Family Feud,” we want the Black folk to win…always.

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