Y&R's Mishael Morgan, 1st Black Woman - Emmy Lead


Mishael Morgan is the first Black actress to win an Emmy for best outstanding lead performance in a daytime drama.

Mishael Morgan is celebrating her historic win at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards.

The Young and the Restless star, 35, 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 to win an Emmy in the lead acting category.

Mishael Morgan, who portrays Amanda Sinclair and previously played Hilary Curtis on the long-running CBS soap opera,

She received a standing ovation upon winning the coveted award and opened up about her upbringing during her acceptance speech.

"I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean and 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," she began.

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

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

"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 equality and unity together," she added.

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