The night featured mini-reunions of iconic TV series, with nods to popular Black shows like ‘Good Times’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. The event also paid homage to the underappreciated Black series that had left a mark in television history but didn’t receive their due recognition at the time.
The cast of Martin and Marla Gibbs from ‘The Jeffersons’ took the stage, expressing the significance of the moment.
The winners at what has been christined the ‘Chocolate Emmys’ or the ‘Blackest Emmys’ included Ayo Edebiri (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Quinta Brunson (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary), Niecy Nash-Betts (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), and RuPaul’s Drag Race (Outstanding Reality Competition Program).
The night’s highlight was Anderson’s charismatic hosting, acknowledging the significant wins for Black artists. Anderson’s mother, Mama Doris, added a delightful touch to the ceremony, acting as the human play-off music for acceptance speeches and charmingly interrupting winners.