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Emmys 2015: First black woman’s win, and HBD Victory

Viola Davis works with the Hunger Is initiative | Variety


Viola Davis has made history by becoming the first black woman to win Emmy award on Sunday night. The star made winning steps when she was nominated for ABC and Shonda Rhimes series.

It was also the first time HBD has carried victory home after winning in the drama category. It was the first victory for “Game of Thrones,” which is common and most-watched series.

The night will not only be remembered for HBD’s dominance but also for some emotional moments. In her speech, Ms. Viola quoted Harriet Tubman and honored few African-American actresses.  For instance, she paid tribute to Gabrielle Union and Halle Berry.

Viola Davis started her speech by paraphrasing Harriet Tubman speech: “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.”

“Allow me say something,” she said. “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.”

In another exciting moment, Tracy Morgan made a presentation on the best drama award. Since his involvement in a road accident, it was his time on a stage. The comedian had stayed at home for several months. Audience stood to applaud him and he said “I miss you guys so much.”

HBD was the best in comedy category. “Veep” was considered the best, beating “Modern Family,” which boasts of remaining on the top for the past five years.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus was ranked 4th in the event. Other categories that were won by HBD include: Drama series Comedy Series, Actress Comedy, Limited series, movies, and supporting actor miniseries or movie.