Viola Davis made history Sunday night as the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She was fully aware of just how important her win was, and she came prepared. Her acceptance speech was all sorts of awesome.
She quoted Harriet Tubman!!! She pegged the Coolness Meter with this one. But I think the best part was this quote:
“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.”
Preach it! Viola made her point and she made with dignity and class, no angry black woman here. Check out Taraji’s reaction, and we agree:
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Congratulations Viola. You made a lot of people very happy tonight. We love you and look forward to the next season of How To Get Away With Murder