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Master of None Writer Tells Asian-American Parents to Buy Cameras Instead of Violins for Their Kids

What does this mean for top prize?

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Megan Vick

Master of None's Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) and Alan Yang took home the prize for Best Writing in a Comedy series for their breakthrough episode "Parents" in the critically acclaimed Netflix series.

Yang had some advice for other Asian-American parents watching at home, noting that there are 17 million Asian-Americans in the country. That's equal to the number of Italian Americans, he observed, but while the latter group has several top-rated movies and films, including Good Fellas, Rocky and The Sopranos, Asian-Americans have a fraction of the representation.

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"We still have a long way to go," Yang said. "Some of you Asian parents do me a favor and get your kids cameras instead of violins and we'll be all good."

Master of None beat out two episodes from Veep and Silicon Valley, and Amazon's Catastropheto take the prize.