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More On The Emmy's: A Night of Milestones

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The 71st Emmy Awards, which took place last night, was full of historic wins and milestones.


Billy Porter of Pose was the first openly gay black man to win an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy. This was his first win and nomination.


Peter Dinklage took home his fourth Emmy for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. He also holds the record for most nominations in this category at eight.


Jharrel Jerome of When They See Us is the first Latinx person to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. At only 21, he's also one of the youngest to win.


Bradley Whitford is the first person to win Outstanding Guest Acting in both the comedy and drama categories, with Transparent and The Handmaid's Tale.


Norman Lear won the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) Emmy for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, making him the oldest Emmy winner at 97 years old.


Lastly, Game of Thrones set the record for most Emmys won for a final season at 12 awards.


It was an exciting and historic night for television creators and lovers.

The cast of Game of Thrones accepting their Best Drama Series award at the 71st Emmy Awards ( source: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times )

The cast of Game of Thrones accepting their Best Drama Series award at the 71st Emmy Awards

Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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