71st Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards POC Winners

Robert Gauthier

Robert Gauthier

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards winners were revealed during the awards ceremony on September 22, 2019. Thus, as previously reported, there were a total of 23 people of color nominated within the 29 main categories featured.

During the awards ceremony, the following three people of color took home the golden statue.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter, Pose

Billy Porter became the first openly Black gay male to win an Emmy. This coupled with his win tied to a drama series focused on African-American and Latino LGBTQ ballroom culture scene in the 80s and 90s.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Jharrel Jerome became the first Afro-Latino and man of Dominican ethnicity to win an Emmy for his role in the miniseries based on the real story of the infamous Central Park Five case which saw a group of five Black and Latino men convicted of an assault and rape of a white woman in which years later they would be exonerated.

Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul Charles aka RuPaul took home the Emmy for his process of elimination reality TV competition series, which focuses on the search for the next drag superstar. It is also his sixth overall win for the series after a total of seven nominations.