Watch: Viola Davis Becomes First African-American To Win ‘Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series’ Award At The Emmys

Published: Monday 21st Sep 2015 by David

‘How To Get Away With Murder‘ actress Viola Davis is  now the first African-American actress to receive the Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ after she earned the coveted gong during last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles.

Her groundbreaking win came before the series returns for a second season on September 24th and came accompanied by an acceptance speech that pays tribute to the African-American humanitarian Harriet Tubman.

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  1. BeyIsKing September 21, 2015

    And it was well deserved. She embodies Annalise Keating when she plays her. Congratulations Viola! Truly an outstanding performance

  2. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 21, 2015

    Yes, she deserved it! It’s about time. I saw some mad faces in the crowd, but I’m sure that didn’t stop her happiness and OT only gave her an extra reason to deliver that important and unapologetic speech she performed. Hopefully, Kerry or Target will get their turns at winning next year. I shouldn’t have taken 65+ years for an African-American actress to win that category. That’s simply sad, but at least she won her first nomination and made history while doing it. Congrats to Uzo for her win too!

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  3. Navy Nick September 21, 2015

    Lord this is my girl, and my show: AMAZING!!!!

  4. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 21, 2015

    This made me teary-eyed ❤️. I’m so proud of Viola, Taraji, Kerry and all the other black actresses that are standing their ground and making waves in today’s television. I remember reading an interview with Kerry Washington and she was talking about the fact that girls across the world regardless of their colour were looking up to the black actresses and their characters. Girls across the globe wanted to be Olivia Pope and live her lifestyle, and that is big.. Considering the fact that growing up all I saw was ONE colour being overrepresented on television. The new generation barely even see colour anymore, and that is a beautiful thing. I’m so proud!

  5. marco September 21, 2015

    we all run around DOGGING each other on blogs, killing each other in the hood as the white race laughs, this win was a great blow to racist hollywood.

    She is 100% african american and beautiful and the most talented of the group.

  6. cocobutta September 21, 2015

    ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? Excellent.

    Glad she getting rewarded for the purity of her acting.

  7. Christina Aguilera September 21, 2015

    I was only sure she would get that win… still waiting for an oscar win cuz

  8. Suicide Blonde September 21, 2015

    She’s the most talented african american actress right now, i love her, she’s so smart and classy, i’m so happy for her.

  9. What now September 21, 2015

    She iz so deserving of this blessing. She iz unbelievably beautiful & talented. I literally cried like a baby watching her accept that award.

  10. Jamie September 21, 2015

    Congrats Vi!!!

  11. StarXavi September 21, 2015

    Beyond well deserved! And if they didn’t give it to her she still would have been the most deserving! She acts with such power and fearlessness that is very inspiring and aspiring. Love her! So glad to see she’s getting her due finally. She’s been in this business for a while, slowly and steadily rising to the top and its a beautiful thing to see.

  12. Sundayluv September 21, 2015

    I love Viola Davis. I am so proud of her as a Black woman!

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