It was the night of Black actresses at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. While 10 women were nominated across all categories at the Emmys this year, Viola Davis, Regina King, and Uzo Aduba picked up statuettes for their work on television this season.
After a career that's spanned more than three decades, Regina King won her first Emmy for her role on American Crime.
Viola Davis is the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama for her role on How to Get Away With Murder, and she made sure not to let the moment pass without addressing the importance of diverse representation in media. She quoted Harriet Tubman in her incredible speech.
Viola Davis makes history at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Aw...
"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." - Viola Davis
Posted by For Harriet on Sunday, September 20, 2015
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