History Made: Viola Davis Crowned, First Black Woman To Receive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

What a great day for aspiring actors, actresses, established actors, actresses, Hollywood and the Black community. Viola Davis has been establishing her acting career since the 90’s and yesterday at The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards she received the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award making her the first black women to receive that award. I guess it took them 67 years to realize black women could act too. She received this award for her role in How To Get Away With Murder. Great show, I enjoyed watching the first season it kept Zachary and I at the edge of our seats and the season finale stirred up much emotion for us. Her acting in this show is amazing, season 2 premieres Thursday, September 24th. Viola’s acceptance speech was very moving, quoting Harriet Tubman, speaking against the hardships for black women in the movie industry and thanking all the young black actresses. And of course people still had negative things to say, but I wont even go there. Anyways Uzo Aduba, won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Crazy Eyes in Orange is the New Black. Regina King also won an award Sunday night for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. One time for Black women and their excellence. For a complete list of yesterday’s click here. Here’s a few looks for the red carpet yesterday.

Taraji P. Henson in Alexander Wang
Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs
Porsha Williams in MacDougal
Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda
Viola in custom Carmen Marc Valvo
Sofia Vergara in St. John
Uzo Aduba in Johnathan Cohen
Tracee Ellis Ross in Zac Posen
Danielle Brooks in Christian Siriano
Regina King in Krikor Jabotian
Dascha Polanco in Leanne Marshall
Dascha Polanco in Leanne Marshall
Laverne Cox in Calvin Klein
Laverne Cox in Calvin Klein

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