“Master of None” Emmy winner Lena Waithe to “my LGBTQ family, I see each and every one of you”

Last night at the Emmy’s actor and writer, Lena Waithe made history when she won best writing for Netflix’s Master of None at the Emmys. Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win in the category.

Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari won the Emmy for best writing for the episode “Thanksgiving” on Sunday night for Master of None.

Lena Waithe began her speech by thanking her mother for inspiring the episode on which her character comes out as a lesbian. Then she said: “My LGBTQ family, I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different — those are our superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is without us in it. The things that make us different, those are our superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is without us in it. To everybody out there who showed us so much love with this episode,” she concluded, “thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina and a little queer black girl from the South Side of Chicago. We appreciate it more than you could ever know.” To her girlfriend, Alana Mayo, Waithe said, “I love you more than life itself.”

 

 

 

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