Viola Davis Scores Historic Emmy Win For Lead Actress In A Drama Series



Breaking through as the first African-American woman to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, Viola Davis added the gold statue to the SAG Award that she collected for her performance as defense lawyer and university law profressor Annalise Keating on 'How To Get Away With Murder', which returns for its second season this Thursday (September 24th).

"In my mind, I see a line," she said. "And over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me to get 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."

"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone is opportunity," said Davis as she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Oscar winner Halle Berry and fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson, who greeted Davis with a big hug after her name was called. Watch her powerful speech beneath:

Viola Davis Scores Historic Emmy Win For Lead Actress In A Drama Series Viola Davis Scores Historic Emmy Win For Lead Actress In A Drama Series Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 9/20/2015 Rating: 5

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