Katt Williams Wins First Emmy for Guest Role in ‘Atlanta’


At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys, Katt Williams won his category for Best Guest Actor in a comedy series for his role as Donald Glover’s uncle Willie in the FX series Atlanta. The Emmy was both Williams’ first win and nomination. Katt played Earn's crazy uncle, who's moniker is the "Alligator Man" because he owns a pet alligator. To prepare for the role, Williams even interned at an alligator farm.

For his win, Williams trounced Bryan Cranston (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Glover (Saturday Night Live), and Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live). According to Deadline, this year’s wins for Black guest actors was the most ever.

Although the Creative Arts Emmy Awards was held over the weekend, the ceremony will air on September 15 on FXX.