Mishael Morgan Created History at The Emmys! Find Out How!

Mishael Morgan Created History at The Emmys! Find Out How!
Mishael Morgan won an Emmy for the Best Female in a leading role. source: People
  • Mishael Morgan created history at the 2022 Emmy Awards.
  • The actress won an Emmy as a lead actress in The Young and the Restless.
  • The actress is the first black actress to win the award in this category.

Mishael Morgan is the first black woman to win lead actress at the Emmys

Mishael Morgan is on cloud 9 as the woman who created history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for a leading role.

The 35-year-old actress won the best outstanding lead performance in a daytime drama: actress at the 49th annual ceremony on Friday night, making her the first black actress in history to do so.

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Morgan poses with her Emmy after her historic win. source: Entertainment Tonight

The actress who plays the character of  Amanda Sinclair received a standing ovation upon receiving the award.

The role was previously played by Hilary Curtis on the long-running CBS soap opera.

The happy moment came just a couple of months after her husband Navid Ali’s brother Nazir along with his spouse Raven O’Dea and their three children died in a house fire in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

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Morgan’s brother-in-law and his family were killed in a house fire. source: People

After the incident, Morgan tweeted:

“On Monday morning my husband’s only brother, perished with his wife & 3 kids in a tragic house fire. I am still in absolute disbelief.”

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What did Mishael say in her winning speech?

Upon receiving the award, Mishael gave a long, emotional winning speech.

She said:

“I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do.”

“Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation … they can strive to be the best.”

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Morgan received a standing ovation before she delivered her winning speech. source: People

The Young and the Restless star continued:

“I need to thank the fans and everybody sitting at home. They embraced me when I came on this show and I am so immensely proud of our generation.”

She further added:

“We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together,” 

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