Emmys: Viola Davis Becomes First Black Lead Actress Winner

September 21, 2015 2:54 AM

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The actress won her first Emmy for her role in 'How to Get Away With Murder.'

Viola Davis took home the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for her performance in How to Get Away With Murder at Sunday night's ceremony, making her the first black actress to win the award. The honor marks Davis' first Emmy nomination and win.

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