Emmys: Jill Soloway of 'Transparent' Wins Best Directing for a Comedy Series

"When trans people see trans lives on television as the subjects instead of the objects, the world changes, including laws," she said backstage.

Jill Soloway won the Emmy for best directing for a comedy series on Sunday night.

Soloway thanked the trans community and urged the crowd to "Topple the Patriarchy!"

The show beat out Netflix's Master of None, "Parents," directed by Aziz Ansari; HBO's Silicon Valley, "Daily Active Users," directed by Alec Berg; Silicon Valley, "Founder Friendly," directed by Mike Judge; HBO's Veep, "Kissing Your Sister," directed by David Mandel; Veep, "Morning After," directed by Chris Addison; and Veep, "Mother," directed by Dale Stern.

Backstage, Soloway said she was grateful for the impact Transparent has had.

"When trans people see trans lives on television as the subjects instead of the objects, the world changes, including laws. I think that's the most shocking thing is when people tell us that they think culture is changing lives, that storytelling is changing lives, so we just feel privileged that we can go to work and feel like we're changing the world on a comedy."

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

A complete list of winners can be found here. The winners for the Creative Arts Emmys, which were handed out last weekend over two nights, can be found here.

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