Viola Davis: First Black Woman To Win Best Actress in Drama Series!
Viola Davis has made history today.
Davis is the actress who plays Professor Annalise Keating in "How To Get Away With Murder" and she has earned an Emmy Award for best lead actress in a drama series. She is the first Black woman to win this award!
GO DAVIS! YESSS!!!
After accepting the award, Davis ended with with an emotional speech:
"And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So, here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes. People who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black. And to the Taraji P. Hensons and Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goodes, to Gabrielle Union. Thank you for taking us over that line. Thank you for the Television Academy. Thank you."
Congratulations, Viola Davis! You definitely DESERVED and you have EARNED this award!