Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba and Regina King made the Emmys a historic night for representation

September 21, 2015 4:43 PM

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Three black actresses owned the night at the 2015 Emmy Awards, winning in major categories and making history in the process. What they represented, however, was something much bigger — hope for a more diverse Hollywood.

King notched an unexpected, but well-deserved win for supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie for her work on American Crime. Aduba landed her second Emmy for Orange is the New Black, making history by being the only actress to win in two genres (both comedy and drama) for the same role.

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