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'I May Destroy You' Writer & Star Michaela Coel Is Now An EMMY WINNER! And She Made History!

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It's about freakin' time! One of our fave British imports just won her first Emmy, and it's WELL overdue.  Celebrate with history maker Michaela Coel below.

First time nominee, first time winner!  "Chewing Gum" star and creator & HBO's "I May Destroy You" writer and creator, Michaela Coel, is about to add some gold hardware to her shelf.  She's nominated for 4 Emmys for the show, and just became the winner for Writing For A Limited/Anthology Series Or Movie For "I May Destroy You."  The actress became the first black woman to win in this category.  Yesss!

Her emotional acceptance speech told other writers to step away from being visible when they need to regroup or when they feel the need, and encouraged them to write what scares them and not just live through other people's experiences.  She also dedicated the win all survivors of sexual assault as her own experience shaped the series she wrote.

"I May Destroy" show has become a cult favorite, but it unfortunately will not be returning for a second season as of this past February.  We hope this win changes a few minds tonight, though!

If not, we can't wait to see what this fab chick does next.

Michaela looked gorgeous tonight in a bold, neon yellow, two-piece ensemble by black designer Christopher john Rogers.  Check out all of our EMMYS red carpet coverage HERE!

 

 

Photos: Getty

 

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