Four black actors — Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Tiffany Haddish (Saturday Night Live) and Katt Williams (Atlanta) — made history Saturday when they swept the guest acting categories at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.
"I'd like to thank my higher power because without her I wouldn't be here," Wiley said while accepting her award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The win marked Wiley's second Emmy nomination for her performance as Moira, the brutalized ex-handmaid who escaped to Canada in Hulu's dystopian series. She was nominated in the supporting actress category in 2017. Last year the guest actress award went to Wiley's co-star Alexis Bledel for her work as Emily.
Wiley went on to thank co-star Elizabeth Moss for being "the best scene partner a girl could ask for" and her wife, Lauren Morelli, who "every day shows me what real passion is for your work and every hour gives me a reason to bring it." Awwwww.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.