Keke Palmer Becomes First Woman in 15 Years to Win Emmy for Game Show Host

The American actress Keke Palmer won the Emmy for “Outstanding Host for a Game Show,” making history as the first female winner in fifteen years.

The Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, USA, hosted the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday.

Palmer won for her performance in the “Password” revival on NBC.

The movie star triumphed over a field of seasoned game show hosts, including Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik of ‘Jeopardy!’, Steve Harvey of ‘Family Feud’, and Pat Sajak of ‘Wheel of Fortune’.

To celebrate her win, the actress took to Instagram to express gratitude to Jimmy Fallon, the US TV host, for providing her with the opportunity to showcase her talent.

Palmer also extended thanks to the Emmys for the award.

“Could not do it without you @jimmyfallon! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a classic game show such as Password. It is a true honour, I won! I am excited, Boots! Thank you to the @televisionacad ✨,” she wrote.


Palmer’s victory marks the end of a 15-year streak since Meredith Vieira took home the trophy in 2009 for hosting ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’.

The movie star is also the first black woman to be nominated or win in the category

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