In a groundbreaking victory, Keke Palmer has become the first woman in 15 years to seize the Emmy for Best Game Show Host.
The accomplished actress and television personality clinched the prestigious accolade for Outstanding Host for a Game Show with her role on NBC’s Password, marking a historic moment as this category made its debut in the primetime Emmys after transitioning from the daytime awards.
Palmer faced fierce competition, outshining notable hosts such as Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik from Jeopardy!, Steve Harvey of Family Feud, and Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune.
Her triumph breaks the male-dominated streak in this category, with the last female winner being Meredith Vieira in 2009 for the syndicated run of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Last year’s winner, Steve Harvey, and the legendary Alex Trebek, who held the title for the three preceding years, witnessed Palmer’s outstanding achievement.
In her gracious acceptance speech, she expressed her excitement, saying, “Wow. That is so exciting. Thank you so much. I’m really just so thankful, I’m almost speechless.
I want to thank the people who allowed this to happen, thank you to Jimmy Fallon, thank you to NBC.”
Palmer extended her gratitude on social media, taking to Instagram to share her excitement and thank her supporters.
This historic win not only marks a personal achievement for Keke Palmer but also a significant moment in the entertainment industry, highlighting the continued progress towards inclusivity and recognition of talent irrespective of gender.