Donald Glover Becomes First Black Director To Win Emmy For A Comedy Series Donald Glover is the jack all trades for real. \u00a0From a successful music career and now onto a successful television career. \u00a0The visionary Donald Glover made history becoming the\u00a0first black director to win for a comedy series ever at the 69th\u00a0Emmy Awards last night. Atlanta, the show he created and directed with his brother,\u00a0Stephen Glover, and\u00a0Hiro Murai, earned high marks for ratings on FX. \u00a0In\u00a0Atlanta,\u00a0Glover plays Earnest \u201cEarn\u201d Marks, a dad and a college dropout whose cousin becomes a famous rapper. The trophy was presented by another former Emmy winner and comedy legend Dave Chappelle. \u00a0This also marked the first time a director has won for a show he acted in. Glover was not done making history yet because he was nominated for two other awards\u00a0Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and outstanding writing. \u00a0Well he won the Emmy for lead acting in a comedy series becoming the first\u00a0black man since 1985 to do so. Emmy 2017: The winners list Previously there have been three black directors who won Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. \u00a0Thomas Carter, who won twice for\u00a0Equal Justice;\u00a0Paris Barclay, who won twice for\u00a0NYPD Blue, and\u00a0Eric Laneuville, who won for\u00a0I\u2019ll Fly Away. Glover started his acceptance speech, \u201cYo.\u201d He continued with, \u201cI\u2019m so happy. Wow. Thank you guys so much. This is nuts. I really want to thank the academy again, all of you guys in here.\u201d Glover re-thanked his partner, his son, unborn child, the city of Atlanta, and the FX network. He followed it up by adding, \u201cI want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list. He\u2019s the reason I\u2019m probably up here.\u201d Recommended:\u00a0ATLANTA TV SERIES NOMINATED FOR 2016 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS FX renewed the series for another season and Glover will be starring in the upcoming anticipating films later this year,\u00a0Star Wars Han Solo\u00a0film and\u00a0The Lion King.