Last night the Emmys aired and trended all over social media. Unfortunately, only three awards (out of 26) were given to Black talent: Regina King for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie for “Seven Seconds,” Thandie Newton for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series in “Westworld” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for outstanding reality/competition series. However, beyond the awards, there were some big moments that had Twitter on fire.
From Jenifer Lewis‘ epic outfit to Michael Che‘s button pushing skits, check out last night’s Blackest moments.
1. Leslie Jones Announcing Regina King As The Winner
2. Regina King Winning Her Third Emmy
3. Michael Che’s Reparation Emmys
4. Jenifer Lewis Wearing Nike As A Tribute To Colin Kaepernick
Jenifer Lewis: "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality" #Emmys https://t.co/DApUrVDBlu pic.twitter.com/xuq0y1vJ5L— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
5. Thandie Newton’s Humble Speech
6. RuPaul’s Sage Advice
RuPaul: "I would say young RuPaul, don't take life too seriously. It's important for you to understand that this is a gift, and it's important for you to experience it" #Emmys https://t.co/ITUhPVU1Mt pic.twitter.com/ZZUqEg2o1a— Variety (@Variety) September 18, 2018