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Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis Win Their First Golden Globe Awards


The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards celebrated two of our favorite veteran actresses by honoring their work with. Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis picked up their first Globes statuettes for their work in television and films, respectively.

Ross won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy for "Black-ish" while Davis won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Fences.
Black-ish is in its third season, and despite her decades long career, this was Tracee Ellis Ross' first time at the Golden Globes. In her acceptance speech, the 44-year-old acknowledged the diverse group of people whose stories are not often told.

"This is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, and thoughts are not always considered valid or important," she said. "But I want you to know that I see you. We see you."

Her win was not a small feat. She is the first Black woman to win in the category since 1983. The last person to take home the prize was Debbie Allen for her work on the television series Fame. 


The fifth time was the charm for Viola Davis. The Oscar-nominated actress won a Golden Globe for her role as Rose Maxson in August Wilson's Fences. She won a Tony for the same role in 2010.  In her speech, she paid tribute to her father, whom she calls "the original Troy."

"He had a story and it deserved to be told, and August Wilson told it," she said.

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