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Although our dreams of fair representation and inclusivity remain unfulfilled — especially when it comes to Latino representation — this year’s Emmy Awards gave us some unforgettable moments.

Here are three of our favorites:

‘Squid Game’ scores two huge first-time wins for the Asian community

Who didn’t watch Squid Game last year? At a certain point, it seemed that the drama series was the must-binge show of the year. Well, the cast won their share of well-deserved awards at this year’s Emmy awards – and made history while at it. Yes! For the first time ever, the Asian community won two huge awards: Lee Jung-Jae won for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and Hwang Dong-hyuk won Best Drama Series Director! 

We are more than ready to see what’s in store for season two!

Zendaya makes history – again!

Zendaya is undoubtedly one of this generation’s strongest talents, and during this year’s Emmy awards, she proved this once again. 

The young actress made history by becoming the youngest two-time acting winner for her work in Euphoria, per Deadline. Her first Lead Actress award was in 2020, and now she has a second one to add to her collection. 

“Anyone who has loved a Rue, or feels like a Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories, and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her,” she reportedly said. “So, thank you very much.”

Another noteworthy Euphoria cast winner is the Afro-Latinx actor Colman Domingo who won for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series. 

We can’t wait to see Euphoria’s third season!

‘Abbott Elementary’’s Sheryl Lee Ralph scores a huge win

Sheryl Lee Ralph is the second Black actress to ever win under the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series category. The last Black actress to win this award was Jackée Harry in 1987, per People. Can you believe that? This is nothing short of iconic!

“To anyone who has ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t wouldn’t couldn’t come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,” Ralph reportedly said

She continued, “This is what striving looks like, and don’t you ever give up on you.”