Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” Becomes First Black Woman to Win Outstanding Lead Actress at Daytime Emmys

Mishael Morgan, won Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa via AP Images)

Mishael Morgan made history Friday by becoming the first Black actress to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress category at the Daytime Emmys. She plays Amanda Sinclair on The Young and the Restless

After receiving a standing ovation, Morgan took the stage to thank her family and fans before acknowledging the significance of her win.

“I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do,” she said. “Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation … they can strive to be the best.”

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SOURCE: Deadline, Lynette Rice