Mishael Morgan becomes first Black lead to win Daytime Emmy

The Young and the Restless star Mishael Morgan made history on Friday night as the first black actor to win a Daytime Emmy Award.

At the ceremony in Pasadena, the 35-year-old Trinidad and Tobago actress said she was “so honored to be a ship and to witness this moment.” Morgan, who plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS soap opera, claimed the Lead Actress in a Drama award. She was previously nominated for Supporting Actress.

“I’m honored for being the best at what I do, regardless of my race or passport,” Morgan said during her acceptance speech, according to the Associated Press.

“Now there are little girls around the world and they see another step forward and they know that no matter what their industry, their calling, no matter what they do, they can strive to be the best at what Do you. Not only can they achieve it, they are celebrated.”

From 2013 to 2018, Morgan portrayed Hilary Curtis Hamilton (formerly Winters) on The Young and the Restless. However, after Hilary was written off the show, Morgan returned in 2019 as her twin sister, Amanda.

“The Young and the Restless” was nominated for 18 Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, including Lead Actor in a Drama, Supporting Actress in a Drama, Supporting Actor in a Drama and a Drama Series.

“I’m so incredibly proud of our generation,” Morgan said.

“We break glass ceilings left, right and in the middle. … It’s up to everyone who is out there today and proves to the world that together we can and will create this thing called equality and unity.”

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Sarah Ridley

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