‘I May Destroy You’ star Michaela Coel entered the 73rd annual EMMY Awards as one of the night’s most nominated acts.
Landing six mentions overall across Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, and Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, ‘Destroy You’ initially seemed poised to do just that to the competition.
By the night’s end, Coel was able to secure the Writing EMMY – to historic measure. See what we mean inside:
Sunday (September 19) marked the first time a Black woman won the Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series EMMY award since it was first added to the list of categories in 1971. The triumph also comes as a career first for Coel,
Delivering one of the night’s most impassioned speeches, Coel earned a standing ovation as she dedicated her win to survivors of sexual abuse. Click PLAY above to watch.