Emmys: ‘Master of None’ Star Lena Waithe Is First Black Woman to Win for Comedy Writing (Video)

Waithe thanked her “LGBTQIA family” during her history-making moment

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Lena Waithe set a milestone with her win for writing in a comedy series for Netflix’s “Master of None” at Sunday’s 2017 Emmy Awards.

Waithe, who shared the victory with co-writer Aziz Ansari, became the first African-American woman to earn an Emmy in the category. She is the first African-American woman ever nominated in the category, as well.

During her speech, the actress thanked her “LGBTQIA family,” referring to them as “superheroes.”

“Every day when we go out there in our imaginary cape, we go out there and conquer the world,” Waithe said.

Watch Ansari and Waithe’s winning moment below.