The 33-year-old star made the audience at the Beverly Hilton hotel laugh with his speech, when he described them all as “magical” and told of how he’s astonished his father with his achievements.
He said: “I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everybody in here is magical to me, like every time I saw a movie or a Disney movie or heard your voices or saw you, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s from people.;
“We’re the ones who, in a weird way, tell a story or a lie to children, so they do stuff that we never thought was possible.
“My dad used to tell me every day you can do anything you want and I remembered thinking as a kid in first grade, ‘You’re lying to me.’ But now I do stuff and he’s like, ‘I didn’t think that was possible.’ ”
Earlier in the evening, Donald – who also created ‘Atlanta’ – also sparked laughs when he accepted the award for Best Comedy Series.
He joked: ” really want to thank Atlanta, and black folks in Atlanta, for real – just for being alive and doing just amazing and being amazing people.
“I couldn’t be here without Atlanta and I really want to thank The Migos, not for being in the show but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ That’s the best song ever.”