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Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. She is an actress and writer for the Netflix show, Master of None.

Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. She is an actress and writer for the Netflix show, Master of None.

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Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. She is an actress and writer for the Netflix show, Master of None.

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That’s a wrap for the 69th Emmys!
The events that occurred at the 2017 Emmy Awards made it a night to remember. For
one, former press secretary Sean Spicer made an unexpected appearance at the
beginning of the awards show. According to Spicer, this year’s Emmy award show
had the largest audience ever. However, this year’s ratings were 11.4 million
viewers, which is only slightly better than last year’s all-time low of 11.3
million.
Ever since 2014, the show’s ratings have been decreasing. This could be due to competition with Sunday Night Football, or overall lack of interest in the shows that are being featured on the awards show.
Though the ratings for the show haven’t been amazing, there were indeed many wins to
acknowledge.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth year in a row for her role in the comedy Veep. The Handmaid’s Tale racked up five Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series. Ann Dowd won Outstanding Supporting Actress, Elisabeth Moss won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and the show was awarded
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
History was also made at the Emmys. Lena Waithe, actress and writer for the Netflix show Master of None, became the first African-American woman to win Best Writing in a Comedy Series. She
shared the Emmy victory with Aziz Ansari.
Though the Emmys may be popular amongst some, the show definitely isn’t as popular at WS. In a poll of 50 students, not one person said they watched the awards show.
In fact, many of the  students at WS didn’t know what this particular
awards show was. Most students are busy with homework and extracurricular
activities, resulting in them refraining from watching a show that
airs from 8-11 pm. The Emmys may be becoming irrelevant due to the internet age, because it is easier to see who won without even watching the show.
“I did not watch the Emmys. I didn’t even know they were on that day,” said junior Lily
Tso. “I personally think students don’t have enough time to watch that stuff
because they don’t need to. They can just search the results later.”

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