Host Michael Che Doles Out 'Reparation Emmys'

To overlooked black actors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2018 9:49 PM CDT

Host Michael Che was keeping track Monday night at the Emmy Awards—"six awards, all white winners," he said early on in the show, per People. "One lady won twice." So it's not surprising that the show later featured a pre-recorded segment in which Che handed out the "Reparation Emmys" to iconic black actors who never won Emmys for their roles. Among the winners: Marla Gibbs for The Jeffersons, Jimmy Walker for Good Times, Kadeem Hardison for A Different World, and more. "If it wasn't for you, there'd be no Donald Glover. There'd be no Kanye West. There'd be no Obama," Che said to Jaleel White of Family Matters, leading White to respond with his character Steve Urkel's classic line, "Did I do that?" See how it played out, including where Che said he got the statuettes he handed out, in our gallery. (For more Emmys coverage: Read about the opener, the night's winners, a buzzworthy red carpet sweatshirt, James Corden's #EmmysSoWhite joke, or a winner who used his acceptance speech time in an unusual way.)

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