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Egyptian-American Rami Malek Wins Historic Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series

Mr. Robot's Rami Malek is the first non-white actor to win the Emmys' Best Actor in a Drama Series category in 18 years.

Last night’s Emmys–the most diverse in the awards show’s 68-year history–were a beacon of hope in an entertainment industry known for #OscarsSoWhite. For the first time, actors of color were nominated for awards in every leading acting category. Of the 73 nominations in the lead and supporting categories for comedy, drama, and miniseries, 18 of the nominees were people of color.

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