The Best Looks @theEmmys #BlackExcellence

by Yah Yah

Black excellence reigned supreme at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with Donald Glover being the first African American to win the coveted TV award for comedy-series directing and Master of None’s Lena Waithe making history as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing.

Whether making history or not, black actors showed up and showed out! Featuring some of the best head-turning looks of the night, here is a list of the best looks from the red carpet.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz dazzled in this Dior Haute Couture that made her look like a rainbow goddess.

Yara Shahidi

The Black-ish actress looked stunning in a nearly nude Prada gown that complimented her beautiful golden complexion.

Issa Rae

The Insecure star donned a red custom-made bridal number by Vera Wang that accentuated her rich dark skin and made her look like the TV royalty that she is.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross sparkled in a silver and feathery gown from Chanel‘s haute couture Spring 2018 collection.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis looked every bit like the queen she is as she glowed on the red carpet in an orange Zac Posen gown.

Thandie Newton

The British actress nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in HBO‘s Westworld looked every bit the winner as she dazzled in this custom-made Jason Wu gown.

Gabrielle Union

The Being Mary Jane star was a vision in a black-beaded gown by Zuhair Murad that made her look like the #blackgirlmagic that she is.

Sterling K. Brown & Ryan Michelle Bathe

These two were #relationshipgoals on the red carpet as they looked lost in each other’s eyes. Sterling Brown, who took home an Emmy for best actor in a TV series looked dashing in a stylish tux while Bathe looked ravishing in a yellow gown.

Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose slayed in a Thai Nguyen atelier gown that had everyone talking.

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson set twitter on fire in this metallic number by Rosie Assoulin.

Leslie Jones

Jones who was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL, was a sight to behold in a black sequined Christian Siriano gown.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The gorgeous Black Mirror actress looked ravishing in a Hugo gown.

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