9 historic wins from the 2017 Emmy Awards

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Monday’s 69th annual Emmy Awards was chock-full of historic wins.

Writers, directors, and actors from a wide range of different backgrounds made history at the Emmys.

Even the streaming site Hulu made history, much to the chagrin of its streaming competitors.

Here are all of the historic wins from the 2017 Emmy Awards:

Sterling K. Brown

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Sterling K Brown during his Emmy acceptance speech.

For his work on 'This is Us,' Brown is the first African-American man since 1998 to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama series.

The win comes 19 years after 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' actor Andre Braugher's win for 'Homicide: Life on the Street.'

'Saturday Night Live'

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'Saturday Night Live' took home its first Emmy for outstanding variety show in 24 years.

Reed Morano

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Morano is the first woman since 1995 to win an Emmy for best director for a drama series.

Morano won her Emmy for her work on 'The Handmaid's Tale,' which picked up a number of historic wins Sunday night.

Alec Baldwin

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Baldwin became the first actor from a variety show since 1959 to win an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy series. Tom Poston won the same Emmy back in 1959 for 'The Steve Allen Show.'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Comedy powerhouse Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Selina Meyer on 'Veep.'

Louis-Dreyfus' win made history for the most Emmy wins in the same category, for the same role.

Louis-Dreyfus now has eight Emmy awards, all for her work in comedy series. Louis-Dreyfus' other two Emmy wins were for her work on 'Seinfeld' and 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.'


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Hulu beat Netflix in becoming the first streaming site to win an Emmy for best drama, when the streaming site's hit series 'The Handmaid's Tale' won the Emmy Sunday.

Elizabeth Moss also won an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Offred in 'The Handmaid's Tale' -- making Hulu the first streaming site to have a winner in that category as well.

Riz Ahmed

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For his work on 'Night Of,' Ahmed became the first South Asian man to win an Emmy for acting.

Ahmed's Emmy win on Sunday night was for best actor in a limited television series or movie.

Donald Glover

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Donald Glover made history not only as the first African-American man to win an Emmy for best director in a comedy series, but as the first African-American actor to win an Emmy for best lead in a comedy series since 1985.

Both wins are for Glover's work on his series 'Atlanta.'

Lena Waithe

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Lena Waithe won an Emmy alongside Aziz Ansari for comedy writing for their work on Ansari's Netflix produced series 'Master of None.'

Waithe is the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. Waithe also gave a shout out to the LGBTQ community during her heart-warming acceptance speech.

'My LGBQTIA family, I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, those are our superpowers,' Waithe said. 'Every day, when you walk out the door and 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 we weren't in it... thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina and a little queer black girl from the south side of Chicago.'

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