Since Debbie Allen’s nomination in 1982 no other black woman has won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series. Two time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis made history tonight for her roll as Criminal Law professor and defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder—
Since Debbie’s nomination in 1982, only six other black women have been nominated for drama lead actress. In fact, the Emmys made history this summer when Viola and Taraji P. Henson became the first two black women nominated simultaneously in the category.
Her words – “The Only Thing That Separates Women Of Color From Anyone Else Is Opportunity” –Congratulations beautiful Viola.