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'Atlanta' actor wins big at the Emmys

WINNER: Donald Glover (Photo credit: PHIL MCCARTEN/INVISION FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY/AP)

AMERICAN ACTOR Donald Glover has made history as the first black person to win an Emmy for directing a comedy show.

The 33-year-old actor and musician picked up the directing for a comedy series award and best lead actor in a comedy series for Atlanta.

He is also the first director to win for a show he acted in since 1977.

During his acceptance speech, Glover said: "I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list - he's the reason I'm probably up here."

He also used his second speech to thank his family and announce the news that he is expecting a second child.

"I want to thank Michelle, my partner. You love me even how crazy I get. I want to thank my baby, my son, for just being the joy in my life. I want to thank my unborn son. We're listening to Stevie [Wonder] tonight."

Other big winners of the night include the The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies, which includes A-listers Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Kravitz.

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