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The Emmy Awards have wrapped. "Big Little Lies" was a big winner along with Donald Glover, "Saturday Night Live" and "The Handmaid's Tale." Lena Waithe made history as the first black woman to win for writing in a comedy series, "Handmaid's" was the first streaming show to win drama, and Donald Glover was the first black man to win directing in comedy. Check out our behind-the-scenes stories, fashion breakdowns and red carpet interviews.

Speeches

Lena Waithe celebrates her 'LGBQTIA family' in her winner's speech

Lena Waithe, right, with girlfriend Alana Mayo at the 2017 Emmy Awards. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Lena Waithe, right, with girlfriend Alana Mayo at the 2017 Emmy Awards. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari won the writing for a comedy series Emmy for their work on the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Master of None." 

An intensely personal episode inspired by her own coming out story, among those Waithe thanked in her speech were her mother, her girlfriend, her chosen family and the LGBTQ community. 

Last, but certainly not least, my LGBQTIA family. I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, those are superpowers. Everyday 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 if you weren’t in it. 

Lena Waithe

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