Jeffrey Tambor took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmys on Sunday night for his role in “Transparent.”
The actor, who plays a trans woman named Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon original series, dedicated his award to the trans community with a beautifully touching speech. This is the first time the actor has won the award, and he made sure to make it count.
“I’ve been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it,” the actor said while on stage. “Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your stories. Thank you for your inspiration.”
Tambor beat out fellow actors Will Forte, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Louis C.K., Matt LeBlanc and Anthony Anderson.
“Transparent” director Jill Soloway also took home an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
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