The 69th Emmy awards was hosted by Stephen Colbert and the awards night became a very momentous celebration for media, women, and people of color. The entire show was filled with memorable moments, some funny, some controversial, and many were important.

Alec Baldwin joked about giving Trump his first Emmy win, Kate McKinnon thanked Hilary Clinton for her grace, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin reunited after 30 plus years, and RuPaul became an Emmy in a sketch with Colbert. Here are some of the best moments during the 69th Emmy awards.

Lena Waithe and Donald Glover

Lena Waithe became the first black woman to be nominated, and to win, an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. She won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode from Season 2 “Master of None” with Aziz Ansari. When Waithe accepted her award, she took the moment to address the LGBTQIA family and said that “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.”

Donald Glover won the award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for “Atlanta”. He became the first black person to win in the said category and broke the four-year streak of female directors winning the award.

Glover also won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In his speech, he said, “I want to thank the great algorithm that put us all in here.”

Sterling K. Brown’s speech

The actor won the Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actor for his role as Randall Pearson in “This Is Us”. When he accepted his award, he paid homage to Andre Baugher – the last African American winner of the award 19 years ago.

He continued his speech and thanked his fellow “This Is Us” cast members as “The best white TV family that a brother has ever had.” Brown also thank Ron Cephas Jones, who portrayed William Hill, Randall’s biological father on the show.

Before Brown could finish his speech, the band started playing the music. While he persisted to continue his speech despite the loud music, his mic was cut off.

The actor only got to finish his speech backstage at the Pressroom saying “They cut me off before I got to thank my wife!”

Major awards for women

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is the story of a group of fertile women living in a dystopian future where most have become sterile. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. The show’s director, Reed Morano, became the first woman in 22 years to win the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. Elizabeth Moss and Ann Dowd won the Outstanding Lead Actress and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for their roles as Offred and Aunt Lydia respectively.

“Veep”, the show that pokes fun at the challenges faced by women in politics, won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Selina Meyer. She became the first performer to win six Emmy’s for the same role.

Big Little Lies” also won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman won Outstanding Supporting Actress and Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for their roles as Renata Klein and Celeste Wright respectively. Kidman used her moment to thank the show for shining a light on domestic abuse, she continued “By acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it (domestic abuse) even more.”