emmys 2015 – viola davis wins outstanding lead actress in drama series

September 21, 2015

Last night at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, Viola Davis became the first Black woman to win a “Best Actress in a Drama” Emmy (for her role in ‘How to Get Away With Murder’). As well as addressing diversity, Davis used the historic moment to celebrate her fellow actresses of color. Watch her powerful speech.

“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.”