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History repeated itself last night when five people of color (Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Courtney B. Vance and Ron Simons) won trophies at the 2013 Tony Awards, becoming only the second group of individuals to do so since 1982, reports Clutch.

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Blacks have been notably absent from the winners circle over the years. Cicely Tyson, 79, snagged her first tony for her leading role in “Trip To Bountiful,” smiling brightly as she accepted the well-deserved honor. Actor Courtney B. Vance, who was nominated twice before, took home the award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” (“Lucky Guy”). Third time was also the charm for Patina Miller, who coveted the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (“Pippin”).

Other winners:

Billy Porter- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (“Kinky Boots”)

Ron Simons- Best Play for (“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”)

A list of all the (Black) nominees:

Shalita Grant- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”)

Condola Rashad- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (“The Trip to Bountiful”)

Charl Brown- Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (“Motown, the Musical”)

Valisia LeKae- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (“Motown, the Musical”)

Keala Settle- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (“Hands on a Hardbody”)

George C. Wolfe- Best Direction of a Play (“Lucky Guy”)

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2013 Tony Award Winners! Black Hollywood Owns The Night  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com