We are paying tribute to all the Black stars who have won Emmy Awards (Prime-time & Daytime) for acting as well as directing, musical compositions, narrating, Special performances, guest appearances, voice overs, etc.

Celebrating Black Stars with Emmy Awards was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

1991: Decoration Day – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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2. Cecily Tyson

Cecily Tyson

1974: Miss Jane Pittman – Actress in a Drama

1974: Actress of the Year – Special

1994: Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Supporting Actress, Miniseries

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3. Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

1984: Hill Street Blues – Supporting Actress, Drama

1987: L.A. Law – Guest Actress, Drama

1997: Miss Evers’ Boys – Actress, Miniseries

2003: The Practice – Guest Actress, Drama

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4. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

1966: I Spy – Actor, Drama

1967: I Spy – Actor, Drama

1968: I Spy – Actor, Drama

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5. Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

2000: Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie or a Special

2002: The Practice – Guest Actor, Drama

2003: Without A Trace – Guest Actor, Drama

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6. Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume

1979: Soap – Supporting Actor, Comedy

1985: Benson – Actor, Comedy

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7. Ja’Net Dubois

Ja’Net Dubois

1999: The PJs – Voice Over performance

2001: The PJs – Voice Over performance

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8. Keith David

Keith David

2016: Jackie Robinson – Outstanding Narrator

2005: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson – Narrator

2008: The War: A Necessary War – Narrator

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9. James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

1991: Gabriel’s Fire – Actor, Drama

1991: Heat Wave – Supporting Actor, Miniseries

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10. Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

1998: Homicide – Actor, Drama

2006: Thief – Actor, Miniseries

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11. Beah Richards

Beah Richards

1988: Frank’s Place – Guest Actor, Comedy

2000: The Practice – Guest Actress, Drama

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12. Lou Gossett, Jr.

Lou Gossett, Jr.

1977: Roots – Guest Actor, Drama

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13. Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

1979: My German Soldier – Supporting Actress, Special

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14. Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

1981: The Jefferson’s – Actress, Comedy

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15. Roscoe Lee Brown

Roscoe Lee Brown

1986: Cosby Show – Guest Actor, Comedy

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16. Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

1991: Josephine Baker Story – Actress, Miniseries

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17. Madge Sinclair

Madge Sinclair

1991: Gabriel’s Fire – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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18. Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

1997: Miss Evers’ Boys – Outstanding Made for Television Movie

1993: Tribeca – Guest Actor, Drama

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19. Mary Alice

Mary Alice

1993: I’ll Fly Away – Supporting Actress, Drama

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20. Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield

1995: Picket Fences – Guest Actor, Drama

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21. Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

2004: Angels in America – Supporting Actor, Miniseries

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22. S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

2005: Lackawanna Blues – Actress, Miniseries

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23. Loretta Divine

Loretta Divine

2011: Grey’s Anatomy – Guest Actress, Drama

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24. Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little

1989: Dear John – Guest Appearance, Sitcom

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25. Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

2003: Whose Line is it Anyway – Outstanding Individual Performance

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26. Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn

1981: Rhapsody and Song: A Tribute to George Gershwin – Outstanding Individual Achievement, Special Class

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27. Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

1977: Roots – Outstanding Musical Composition for a Series

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28. Paris Barclay

Paris Barclay

1998: NYPD Blue – Outstanding Directing

1999: NYPD Blue – Outstanding Directing

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29. Spike Lee

Spike Lee

2006: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts – Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking & Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

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