1. Viola Davis
She won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a drama with her role in How to Get Away With Murder and she is the first African-American to win this Emmy.
“You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.”