When The First Black Man Is a White Woman

The first black woman to win an Emmy was nominated for her work as an executive producer on the hit show Black-ish, but the woman who won the award was a white woman.

Alyssa Milano won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of actress and producer Lena Dunham on HBO’s Black-ishly.

Milano, an African-American woman, was nominated with three other women.

Her win is just the latest in a long line of achievements for Milano.

The Emmy, which is given to the show’s creator and executive producer, Joss Whedon, was awarded in 1996 and she also received a nomination for Outfront in 2007.