Monday, September 21, 2015

Emmys 2015, Quick Highlights: Viola Davis' Inspiring Speech (Video), Regina King, Uzo Aduba & Winners List


Viola Davis made history!

Sunday night at 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, Viola Davis won an Emmy for 'Lead Actress In A Drama Series,' becoming the first black woman to win in that category for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder. This was also the first Emmy win and nomination for the actress.



Viola gave one hell of a speech which was talked about on social media all night:

"In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line." That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. 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."


Regina King also won her very first Emmy award for American Crime, and Uzo Aduba won her second consecutive statuette for starring in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. 



Go, ladies! #BlackGirlsRock

Congrats to all of the winners! 

Check out the full winners list HERE

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