07:06 PM EDT 09/28/2015
Originally posted 09/27/2015 01:05PM
Originally posted 09/26/2015 05:50PM
When Viola Davis took the stage at Sunday's Emmys to receive her historic award for outstanding lead actress in a drama, her acceptance speech moved just about everyone, including fellow Shondaland star Kerry Washington.
Originally posted 09/24/2015 04:25PM
Twitter overflowed with support for Davis, 50, after her inspiring acceptance speech about the need for more diversity in Hollywood.
"The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity," she said. "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."
But General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn made headlines after tweeting that Davis is "elite" and "has never been discriminated against," adding that she wished "she'd brought every woman in the picture" instead of focusing on her experience as an African-American performer.
Originally posted 09/24/2015 12:55PM
Originally posted 09/24/2015 12:25PM
"I've had to operate outside of my comfort zone in every single way," Davis tells PEOPLE of working on the new season of her hit ABC drama. "I'm constantly going to work being afraid. And that's a sweet spot for an actor. That means you're doing things that are transformative."
Davis promises a "raw" and "vulnerable" second season of HTGAWM that won't be a "slow burn."
"From the very first episode, they're going to take off and run," she says.
See Who Surprises Viola Davis' Annalise Keating on the How to Get Away with Murder Season 2 Premiere
Originally posted 09/23/2015 09:00AM
"What? You need a trophy to do your job? Then quit," Annalise (newly crowned Emmy winner Viola Davis) tells her students–turned–employees–turned–co-conspirators on Thursday's episode of the hit ABC drama.
Taraji P. Henson on Viola Davis' Historic Emmys Win: I Just Thought to Myself, 'God Please Give It to One of Us'
Originally posted 09/22/2015 08:50AM
Taraji P. Henson has no hard feelings about losing out to Viola Davis at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
Davis made history on Sunday when she became first black actress to take home an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
General Hospital Star Nancy Lee Grahn Apologizes for Blasting Viola Davis After She Makes Emmy History
Originally posted 09/21/2015 11:40AM
Nancy Lee Grahn faced the wrath of Twitter for her controversial comments about Viola Davis' Emmy acceptance speech Sunday.
Originally posted 09/21/2015 08:50AM
Sunday was a big night for Viola Davis.
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