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In a first for the Emmys, black actors sweep guest-acting categories, signaling TV's slowly increasing diversity

Tiffany Haddish's Emmy-winning turn as a "Saturday Night Live" host in November 2017. Foto: Will Heath, NBC

It began with Tiffany Haddish.

During the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, the comedian won the award for best guest actress in a comedy series for her role hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 11, 2017. The victory was particularly sweet for Haddish - not only because it was her first Emmy award or because it further justified her crown as one of the queens of comedy - but because she was the first black female stand-up to ever host "SNL."..

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