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Atlanta's Donald Glover Makes History At The Emmys

Sep 18, 2017

Atlanta’s Donald Glover is the first black director to win an Emmy for a comedy series. He won Sunday night for his show, "Atlanta." Glover also writes and stars in the show.

“First I want to thank the great algorithm that put us all here. I want to thank my parents that are in the audience, this is nuts,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Later in the night, Glover won another Emmy, for best actor in a comedy. In that speech, he thanked the city of Atlanta.

Another show that was filmed here, "Stranger Things," was nominated for a handful of Emmys. It didn’t pick up any awards last night, but did win five awards at an earlier ceremony for technical categories.