In fact, the only other woman of color ever nominated in the category is Mindy Kaling. Kaling was nominated in 2010 along with co-writer Greg Daniels for their work on “The Office” episode “Niagara” (and the award that year went to the writers of the “Modern Family” pilot).
It's the kind of sight that would please Olivia Pope of "Scandal": Stars munching on popcorn and sipping wine.
When the Emmys broadcast cuts to a commercial break, the concession area inside the Microsoft Theater is overrun with people — like "The Crown's" Matt Smith — buying popcorn, pretzels, hot dogs and a variety of libations.
While solid-color gowns in standard shades of black, red and metallics dominated the Emmy red carpet, "Big Little Lies" star Zoë Kravitz wore every color from sunrise to sunset.
Topped with a black bodice, her feathered Dior gown's full-length skirt blazed in a mélange that flowed from red, yellow and orange to daytime hues of yellow, green and blue. That's the Hollywood definition of day-to-night dressing.
With separate categories for actors and actresses, male and female performers are equally represented among 2017's Emmy nominees, but take a short hop over to the directing and writing categories and the awards are primarily a boys club.
Among the 114 writers nominated this year for drama series, comedy series, variety series and limited series, movie or dramatic special, only 21 are women. That's a hair over 18%.
Women are best represented when they're writing for a variety series: Of the 90 people named from the staffs of "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," "Late Night With Seth Meyers," "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and "Saturday Night Live," 21 writers — 23.3% — are female.
Black is safe. Black is classy. And the black tuxedo for men is more than a century old. Yet some fashion-forward men gave the look a welcome update.
Emmy host Stephen Colbert wore a midnight blue two-button shawl collar wool and cashmere tuxedo as well as a classic black tux from Giorgio Armani, while nominees such as Bob Odenkirk and Geoffrey Rush wore midnight blue tuxedoes also from Giorgio Armani.
Chris Sullivan of "This Is Us" stepped out in a top hat and blue plaid dinner jacket from Brooks Brothers. Donald Glover made his amethyst jacket and trousers look like a modern classic.