Let's Take A Moment To Appreciate Lena Waithe's Statement-Making Style

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Lena Waithemadehistory prior to theEmmys by becoming the first black woman to be nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category. On Sunday night, in front of a standing ovation, she won.  

Waithe received the honor along with co-writer and co-starAziz Ansarifor the widely praised“Thanksgiving”episode of their show“Master of None”(if you haven’t seen it yet, go). In her acceptance speech, Waithe thanked herLGBTQIAfamily and made a statement about our unique qualities being our “superpowers.” 

So well deserved. 
So well deserved. 

Waithe also made a statement sartorially. She accepted the award wearing a gold-printed suit by Los Angeles-based brand Alba. “Grateful,” she captioned a photo of herself kissing the award. 

Over the course of herred carpettenure thus far, she has shown affinity for printed tops, wide-brimmed hats and funky sneakers, as well as graphic T-shirts with phrases like “black by popular demand” or “keep creating dope ass shit until someone notices” written on them. 

In honor of Waithe’s talent, Emmy win, forward thinkingandfashion forward-ness, we take a look back at some of her most statement-making red carpet moments. 

2014

At the premiere of "Dreams Are Colder Than Death" in Los Angeles. 
At the premiere of "Dreams Are Colder Than Death" in Los Angeles. 

2014

At the premiere of "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 
At the premiere of "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 

2015

With Aziz Ansari on their show "Master of None." 
With Aziz Ansari on their show "Master of None." 

2015

At the New York premiere of  "Master Of None." 
At the New York premiere of  "Master Of None." 

2015

At the Los Angeles premiere of "Dope." 
At the Los Angeles premiere of "Dope." 

2015

At the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. 
At the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. 

2016

At a luncheon and panel for Netflix in Beverly Hills. 
At a luncheon and panel for Netflix in Beverly Hills. 

2016

At a screening and panel of "Master of None" in Beverly Hills. 
At a screening and panel of "Master of None" in Beverly Hills. 

2016

At the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica.
At the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica.

2016

At the 16th Annual AFI Awards in Los Angeles. 
At the 16th Annual AFI Awards in Los Angeles. 

2016

At the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena. 
At the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena. 

2017

At Netflix's "Master Of None" For Your Consideration event in North Hollywood.  
At Netflix's "Master Of None" For Your Consideration event in North Hollywood.  

2017

With Alana Mayo at The Brady Center's Bear Awards Gala in Los Angeles. 
With Alana Mayo at The Brady Center's Bear Awards Gala in Los Angeles. 

2017

At the Netflix FYSEE Kick-Off event in Beverly Hills. 
At the Netflix FYSEE Kick-Off event in Beverly Hills. 

2017

At The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night in Beverly Hills. 
At The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night in Beverly Hills. 

2017

At Glamour x Tory Burch's Women To Watch Lunch in Beverly Hills. 
At Glamour x Tory Burch's Women To Watch Lunch in Beverly Hills. 

2017

At the season two premiere of "Master of None" in New York City.
At the season two premiere of "Master of None" in New York City.

2017

At the WGAW's Sublime Primetime 2017 in Beverly Hills. 
At the WGAW's Sublime Primetime 2017 in Beverly Hills. 

2017

At the "GLAAD and the Future of LGBTQ Inclusion on TV" portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills. 
At the "GLAAD and the Future of LGBTQ Inclusion on TV" portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills. 

2017

At the premiere for "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 
At the premiere for "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 

2017

At the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 
At the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 

2017

With Aziz Ansari at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. 
With Aziz Ansari at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. 

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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