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Jeffrey Tambor accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for ?Transparent? at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor wants Hollywood to "give transgender talent a chance"


Jeffrey Tambor won best actor in a comedy for 'Transparent' and stopped the "wrap-up-your-acceptance-speech-because-it's-taking-too-long" music to send a serious message. Give transgender talent a shot.

I would not be unhappy if I were the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television, we have work to do.
Jeffrey Tambor

Tambor got praise on Twitter for his speech.

'How To Get Away With Murder' star, Jack Falahee thanked Tambor for his words.

Tambor also thanked Jill Soloway, who took home an Emmy for directing Transparent.

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