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SAG Awards Highlights: Viola Davis' Teary Eyed Acceptance Speech & 'Orange is the New Black' Wins!

The Screen Actors Guild awards took place last night and How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis won the SAG award for 'Outstanding Female Actress in a Drama Series.'

Viola was teary eyed as she accepted her award and she delivered a powerful speech:

*Complete list of winners below

Alright. When I tell my daughter stories at night, inevitably a few things happen: Number one, I use my imagination. I always start with life and then I build from there. And then the other thing that happens is she says, 'Mommy, can you put me in the story?' And you know what, it starts from the top up. So I'd like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsey Beers, Bill D'Elia, and Peter Nowak for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark skinned African American women who looks like me. Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild, thank you to Estelle Lasher and Michael Adler and everyone at CAA for having my back, and thank you to all the people who love me exactly how God made me. And thanks to my beautiful husband Julius, my four-year-old daughter Genesis, and my mother May Alice Davis. 

Also, the Orange is the New Black crew took home SAG awards, I love them and this show!

Uzo Aduba "Crazy Eyes" delivered the acceptance speech for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series' and she won for 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.'

This was the first ever SAG award win for OITNB and a well-deserved win. Go ladies!

You can watch both Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba's acceptance speeches below:

Complete List of Winners:
Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture“Birdman” — WINNER
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” — WINNER
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” — WINNER
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Naomi Watts, “St. Vincent”
Male Actor in Leading Role
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” — WINNER
Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” — WINNER
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix) — WINNER
“Veep” (HBO)
Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS) — WINNER
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Adrian Brody, “Houdini” (History)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO) — WINNER
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)
Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman” (SundanceTV)
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO) – WINNER
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Cicely Tyson, “A Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime) — WINNER
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix) — WINNER
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — WINNER
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix) — WINNER

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