Katt Williams faced off against Bill Hader, Donald Glover and more for the category of Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in this year’s Emmy Awards. His performance as “Uncle Willie” in Glover’s comedy/drama series “Atlanta” granted him his first-ever Emmy nomination, which became his first-ever Emmy win.
“Uncle Willie,” a.k.a. “Alligator Man” is paid a visit by “Earn” (Glover) and “Darius” (Lakeith Stanfield). At the time, Willie is arguing with his partner over $50 that oddly went missing. Earn sees he and Willie share similarities, and In embarrassment of Willie’s dysfunctional lifestyle, he tells him, “What I’m scared of is being you. Someone everybody knew was smart. But ended up being a know-it-all, f**k up that just let s**t happen to him.”
The scene ends with Willie having a heart-to-heart with Earn; Earn learns that people have faith in him as well. “If you don’t wanna end up like me, get rid of that ‘chip on your shoulder’ s**t. It’s not worth the time,” Willie tells him. Willie then gifts Earn with a gold-plated gun, and his own self-restraints to tackle.
With his win, Williams beat out Bryan Cranston, Lin Manuel Miranda, Sterling K. Brown, Glover, and Hader.