Viola Davis Makes History at Emmys
Davis becomes the first Black woman to win Best Actress in a Primetime Drama
Barriers are made to be broken. And with opportunities, you would be amazed what someone is able to do. On September 20, 2015, another "first in history" happened at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Show and could not have gone to a more deserving person, in my opinion.
Viola Davis has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating, a defense attorney and university law professor in the critically acclaimed TV show How To Get Away With Murder.
It was Davis' acceptance speech that made all of the headlines. Full of emotion, she started by saying, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone is opportunity.”
Unfortunately, Davis' speech was not well received by General Hospital soap opera actress, Nancy Lee Grahn. She took to her Twitter account to air her grievances:
“Im a f—ing actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled.”
As usual, Twitter took control of Grahn's mentions and has forced her to delete the tweet. She has since apologized, stating that her words were taken out of context.
And I say, "Yea... AIIGHT."
Congratulations once again to Viola Davis - YOU DESERVE IT!