Hello, friends! Here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix!
+ Last night’s Emmys set the record for most wins by Black actors! Regina King is now tied with Alfre Woodard for the most Emmy wins by a Black actress; and Zendaya is the youngest actor to win a trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress, and only the second Black woman, after Viola Davis to win.
+ At the end of her acceptance speech, she thanked the perseverance of Black Lives Matter protesters: “I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that but there is hope in the young people. And I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you.”
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) September 21, 2020
+ From Tonja Renée Stidhum at The Root: Zendaya’s historic lead actress win is euphoric.
+ From Caroline Framke at Variety: Zendaya’s Emmy win rewards one of TV’s smartest, trickiest performances.
+ Is this a good time to revisit Viola Davis 2015 win and speech in the 2015 Emmys? Sure is! (Every time is a good time for that!)
The Emmys. An incredible night and true joy to celebrate the work of our community. Thank you @televisionacad for the tremendous honor for my work in @mrsam_fxonhulu It was a real privilege to model the spirit of my character, Shirley Chisholm, https://t.co/eyr1TRB6UU pic.twitter.com/NX1k45UV9E
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) September 21, 2020
+ And let’s bring it home with Regina King.
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) September 21, 2020