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Check out Tiffany Haddish’s dress paying homage to her Eritrean heritage and other notable highlights from the Emmys

September 18, 2018 at 10:30 am | Entertainment

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

September 18, 2018 at 10:30 am | Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish with Katt Williams at the Emmys

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday night with our favourite black celebrities and stakeholders in Hollywood gracing the occasion.

From the red carpet to the main event, there were several memorable highlights that indeed prove black excellence is definitely here to stay.

Without further ado, check out some of the memorable moments of the night.

Tiffany Haddish’s Eritrean inspired dress

The Girls Trip star, who won an Emmy at last week’s Creative Arts ceremony for guest-hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live caught people’s attention with her colourful dress.

According to Haddish, the dress, which was inspired by the Eritrean flag paid homage to her dad as well as her Eritrean heritage.

Jenifer Lewis in Nike

The veteran actress and Black-ish star showed up at the event wearing Nike in support of Colin Kaepernick.

“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” she told Variety in an interview on the red carpet.

Reparation Emmys

Another very interesting moment of the night was when co-host Michael Che paid homage to unrecognized black comedians who never won the prestigious award for roles they played in very popular comedy series in a “Reparation Emmys” skit.

The awardees included John Witherspoon (The Mayans Bros.), Tichina Arnold (Martin), Jimmy Walker (Good Times), Jaleel White (Family Matters), Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons).

Take a look at the funny skit below.

Winners and Losers

Zimbabwean-British actress Thandie Newton, Regina King and RuPaul were the notable black nominees who emerged victorious in their respective categories. King took home the award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds.

Newton bagged the Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her role in Westworld.

RuPaul’s Drag Race took home the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

Disappointingly though, Atlanta by Donald Glover and Black-ish lost out in all the categories they were nominated.

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