Lena Waithe set a record when she was given the best writer for a comedy series at the Emmys Sunday eve. Waithe was the first African-American female to emerge as the winner in this category, and she shared her victory with Aziz Ansari, the series creator. She joyfully said she has to reclaim her time and demands a second trial.
Waithe’s vote of thanks
Lithe and the series creator turned om the audience who gave them a standing ovation when they were declared the winner of the category for writing the Thanksgiving episode. Ansari allowed Waithe to speak, and she thanked her mom for inspiring her to write the story, as well accorded due accolades to Ansari for urging her to co-write the episode. She didn’t fail to thank Netflix and Universal for crafting a nice platform to work on.
Expressing her gratitude and joy, she further thanked everyone that has shown this episode much love. She ended by thanking everyone for embracing the small Indian boy all the way from South Carolina, and a little odd black girl from the Southern part of Chicago.
Many celebrities including Lena Dunham, Olivia Munn, Ellen DeGeneres, Janelle Monae, and Chance the Rapper were happy over Ansari’s and Waithe’s victory. Lena Dunham tweeted that it feels so blessed to share the same name with Waithe. DeGeneres, on the other hand, pointed out in a tweet that Waithe’s speech was incredible.
More on the joyous celebrities, Ava DuVernay, the first woman to have directed a $100 million movie praised the effort of Weather, adding that history now hones its focus on her.