As the first black woman ever to win the Emmy award for Best Actress, Viola's acceptance speech was a powerful one, and we think it's fair to say she brought the house down (in tears). Seriously, just LOOK at Kerry Washington.
Winning her first Emmy nomination, Viola 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."
"Let me tell you something. The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there...people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black...thank you for taking us over that line."
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