We are paying tribute to all the Black stars who have won Emmy Awards (Prime-time & Daytime) for acting as well as directing, musical compositions, narrating, Special performances, guest appearances, voice overs, etc.

1. Lena Waithe

2017: Master Of None – Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

2. Uzo Aduba

2014: Orange Is The New Black – Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
2015: Orange Is The New Black – Outstanding Supporting Actress In Drama Series

3. Joe Morton

2014: Scandal – Best Guest Actor

4. Ruby Dee

1991: Decoration Day – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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5. Cecily Tyson

1974: Miss Jane Pittman – Actress in a Drama
1974: Actress of the Year – Special
1994: Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Supporting Actress, Miniseries

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6. Alfre Woodard

1984: Hill Street Blues – Supporting Actress, Drama
1987: L.A. Law – Guest Actress, Drama
1997: Miss Evers’ Boys – Actress, Miniseries
2003: The Practice – Guest Actress, Drama

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7. Bill Cosby

1966: I Spy – Actor, Drama
1967: I Spy – Actor, Drama
1968: I Spy – Actor, Drama

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8. Charles S. Dutton

2000: Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie or a Special
2002: The Practice – Guest Actor, Drama
2003: Without A Trace – Guest Actor, Drama

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9. Robert Guillaume

1979: Soap – Supporting Actor, Comedy
1985: Benson – Actor, Comedy

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10. Ja’Net Dubois

1999: The PJs – Voice Over performance
2001: The PJs – Voice Over performance

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11. Keith David

2016: Jackie Robinson – Outstanding Narrator
2005: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson – Narrator
2008: The War: A Necessary War – Narrator

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12. James Earl Jones

1991: Gabriel’s Fire – Actor, Drama
1991: Heat Wave – Supporting Actor, Miniseries

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13. Andre Braugher

1998: Homicide – Actor, Drama
2006: Thief – Actor, Miniseries

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14. Beah Richards

1988: Frank’s Place – Guest Actor, Comedy
2000: The Practice – Guest Actress, Drama

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15. Lou Gossett, Jr.

1977: Roots – Guest Actor, Drama

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16. Esther Rolle

1979: My German Soldier – Supporting Actress, Special

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17. Isabel Sanford

1981: The Jefferson’s – Actress, Comedy

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18. Roscoe Lee Brown

1986: Cosby Show – Guest Actor, Comedy

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19. Lynn Whitfield

1991: Josephine Baker Story – Actress, Miniseries

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20. Madge Sinclair

1991: Gabriel’s Fire – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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21. Laurence Fishburne

1997: Miss Evers’ Boys – Outstanding Made for Television Movie
1993: Tribeca – Guest Actor, Drama

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22. Mary Alice

1993: I’ll Fly Away – Supporting Actress, Drama

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23. Paul Winfield

1995: Picket Fences – Guest Actor, Drama

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24. Jeffrey Wright

2004: Angels in America – Supporting Actor, Miniseries

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25. S. Epatha Merkerson

2005: Lackawanna Blues – Actress, Miniseries

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26. Loretta Divine

2011: Grey’s Anatomy – Guest Actress, Drama

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27. Cleavon Little

1989: Dear John – Guest Appearance, Sitcom

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28. Wayne Brady

2003: Whose Line is it Anyway – Outstanding Individual Performance

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29. Sarah Vaughn

1981: Rhapsody and Song: A Tribute to George Gershwin – Outstanding Individual Achievement, Special Class

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30. Quincy Jones

1977: Roots – Outstanding Musical Composition for a Series

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31. Paris Barclay

1998: NYPD Blue – Outstanding Directing
1999: NYPD Blue – Outstanding Directing

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32. Spike Lee

2006: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts – Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking & Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

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33. Nell Carter

1982: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Outstanding Individual Achievement, Special Class

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34. Halle Berry

1999: Introducing Dorothy Dandridge – Outstanding Lead Actress in a film

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35. Jackee Harry

1987: 227 – Supporting Actress, comedy series

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36. Harry Belafonte

1959:The Revlon Revue & Tonight with Belafonte – Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series

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37. Glynn Turman

2008:In Treatment – Guest Actor, Drama Series

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38. Andre Shields

1982: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Outstanding Individual Achievement – Special Class

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39. Whitney Houston

1986: 28th Annual Grammy Awards – Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

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40. Gail Fisher

1970: Mannix – Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama

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41. Leontyne Price

1983: Live from Lincoln Center – Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
1984: In Performance at the White House ‘An Evening of Spirituals & Gospel Music – Outstanding Individual Achievement – Classical Music/Dance Programming

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42. Olivia Cole

1977: Roots – Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
2007: Roots – 30th Anniversary Award

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43. Sterling K. Brown

2017: This Is Us – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2016: American Crime Story – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

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44. Viola Davis

2015: How To Get Away With Murder- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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45. Regina King

2016: American Crime – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
2015: American Crime – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

46. Courtney B. Vance

2016: American Crime – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

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47. 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Awards – Arrivals

2017: RuPaul’s Drag Race- Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
2016: RuPaul’s Drag Race- Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

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48. Keegan-Michael Key

2016: Key & Peele- Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

49. Wanda Sykes

1999: The Chris Rock Show- Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program