The ‘Black-Ish’ star was awarded for her portrayal of Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the hit ABC show.
The category was filled with heavy hitter, with ‘Awkward’ creator Issa Rae, Sara Jessica Parker (Divorce) and Gina Rodriquez (Jane The Virgin) also being nominated in the category.
Wearing a silver Zuhair Murad gown, the comedian delivered an emotional speech.
“This is for the women of color, and colorful people whose stories, thoughts and ideas are not always considered worthy and important….we see you,” she said while accepting the award.
“It is an honor to be on this show black-ish,” she said. “To continue expanding the way we are seen and known and to show magic and beauty and sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks .”
Tracee is the first Black woman since Debbie Allen in 1983 to win the award.