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Emmys: 12 (4) Most Memorable Moments




Here's a roundup of the biggest moments from Sunday night's awards show.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wins Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Everyone was surprised when Phoebe Waller-Bridge won instead of 6 times winner and Emmy favorite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, especially because Veep ended this year.

Waller-Bridge thanked her acting agents, Fleabag's networks and studios, as well as her fellow cast as she accepted her award. "Thank you, I find acting really hard and really painful. To be nominated with these unbelievable actresses whom I’ve looked up to and watched and laughed with for so many years — it means so much."



Jharrel Jerome Spotlights the "Exonerated Five"

Director Ava Duvernay appeared in the purple carpet alongside Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, the exonerated men in the Central Park Five case.

But this wasn't the only time when the exonerated five were going to be in the spotlight, in his winning speech Jharrel Jerome (who is the youngest winner on his category and the first afro-latino to ever win an acting award) acknowledged and thanked the men and as he raised his award up and smiled, the five men all stood to a standing ovation from the crowd.




Michelle Williams calls for Pay Equity After Win for 'Fosse/Verdon'

After receiving the award for best actress in a limited series or a movie, Michelle Williams (who won for her portrayal of Gwen Verdon, an American actress, dancer and wife of choreographer Bob Fosse) gave a great speech that focused on equal pay for women in the workplace:

"Next time a woman ⁠— and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterpart ⁠— tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it."





Bill Porter Makes History With First Emmys Win


Back in July, Billy Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to receive a nomination for best lead actor in a drama series. On Sunday night, the actor took home the Emmy.

Porter, nominated for his work as Pray Tell on FX's Pose, evoked the words of writer James Baldwin upon receiving the honor.

"'It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself and halfway believed before I could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here,'" he said. "I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right."




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