Viola Davis Calls Out New York Times' 'Classic Beauty' Remark During People's Choice Speech

January 8, 2015 2:35 PM

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Davis took to the stage to accept the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for her role in "How to Get Away with Murder" Wednesday night in Los Angeles. She used the moment to take a dig at The New York Times.

As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and l...

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