Keke Palmer has become the first woman in 15 years to win the Emmy for Best Game Show Host.
Palmer won the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Game Show for NBC’s Password – the first time that the category has been part of the primetime Emmys after moving from the daytime awards.
She beat Jeopardy!’s hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik, Family Feud’s Steve Harvey and Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak.
Palmer becomes the first woman to win the award since 2009 when Meredith Vieira won for the syndicated run of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Harvey won last year and Alex Trebek won the three years prior to that.
“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 to NBC,” she said.
Palmer also took to Instagram to share her excitement and gratitude after winning the award.