Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry accept musical acting awards at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry accept musical acting awards at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

*Last night’s big Tony Awards winner “Hamilton” may have fallen just shy of the record for number of trophies collected, but the musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda still contributed to a historic feat at the ceremony.

For the first time ever, all four musical acting awards went to people of color: Leslie Odom Jr. for “Hamilton,” Cynthia Erivo for “The Color Purple,” Daveed Diggs for “Hamilton,” and Renée Elise Goldsberry for “Hamilton.”

Tonys host James Corden said it best in his opening monologue, describing the show as “the Oscars, but with diversity.”

“Hamilton” had 16 nominations and, in addition to taking three of the four acting awards, also nabbed best musical, best score, best book, direction, orchestration and choreography.

The cast of 'The Color Purple' accepts the award for Best Revival of a Musical onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

The cast of ‘The Color Purple’ accepts the award for Best Revival of a Musical onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

In addition to Erivo’s best actress win, “The Color Purple” also took home the big one: best revival of a musical.