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Emmys 2017: Donald Glover Wins Emmy for Lead Actor in Comedy Series

Donald Glover was the big winner in the Lead Actor In a Comedy Series, winning his second primetime Emmy for the evening.

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Glover, who won for his role in FX's Atlanta, beat out an impressive list of competitors including Zach Galifianakis (FX’s Baskets), Anthony Anderson (ABC’sBlack-ish), Aziz Ansari (Netflix’sMaster of None), William H. Macy (Showtime’sShameless) and Jeffrey Tambor (Amazon’sTransparent)

Glover also won an Emmy earlier in the night for directing in a comedy series.

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