Viola Davis, Feminist Celebrity Nominee

Viola DavisAward-winning actor Viola Davis made major news headlines after becoming the first African American to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In addition, the Juilliard graduate and Tony-Award winning actor is known for playing strong woman leads. From her role in The Help to Enders Game and her most recent role in Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away with Murder, her on-screen presence has set the tone for the beauty of real women.

During her speech at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards she called out women who have broken barriers in Hollywood and addressed the continued lack of diversity on television, saying, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”

 

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