Positivity: Master Of None’s Lena Waithe Makes History With Emmy Nomination

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Congratulations: Lena Waithe Earns Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Comedy Writing In “Master Of None”

Comedy writer Lena Waithe is breaking barriers while making funny stuff for people to laugh at on netflix. The “Master Of None” star just got nominated for an Emmy. Lena is the first black women to ever be in the category, “outstanding writing in a comedy series”. Waithe earned the nomination for her work on the highly-acclaimed “Thanksgiving” episode of the series which she wrote along with the show’s star and co-creator Aziz Ansari.

In the episode, Lena highlights her character’s coming out during the holidays to her mother, played by Angela Bassett. The episode takes some funny and soothing turns, as her mother eventually comes to understand Lena’s character “Denise”.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 05: (L-R) Angela Bassett, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe arrive for Netflix’s “Master Of None” For Your Consideration event at Saban Media Center on June 5, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

Variety reports that Lena was not only honored by the nod, but humbled to be in the category. “I didn’t know I was the first black woman,” she told reporters, at a GLAAD-programmed panel at the Television Critics Association press tour.

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