Viola Davis makes history with her ‘Outstanding Actress’ Emmy award

By: | Published: September 21, 2015 9:54 AM

The history has been made as Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 2015 Emmy awards.

The history has been made as Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 2015 Emmy awards.

Taking up the stage after her first win, the ‘How To Get Away With a Murder’ star said, “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me 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,” reports E! Online.

The 50-year-old actress further thanked her show’s creator Pete Nowalk and executive producer Shonda Rhimes by calling the, the people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman and to be black.

The 2015 Emmy Awards were held on September 21 in Los Angeles, California.

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