Viola Davis's Emmy Acceptance Speech Is Just as Powerful as Her History-Making Win (VIDEO)

Do we need a reason to love this woman even more? Well, she gave us one. Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series on Sunday night, and if you've ever seen How to Get Away With Murder, you know it was well deserved.

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The category itself made history -- it was the first time two black actresses had been nominated for the honor. Empire's Taraji P. Henson was also a nominee, and even though she lost out to Davis, she was on her feet supporting her when she won, applauding long after everyone else had sat down. Just to add to the sisterhood love-fest, Davis even gave props to Henson in her speech.

Take a look and be wowed by this awesome woman.

She opened her incredible speech with a moving quote from Harriet Tubman (whom she will play in an upcoming HBO special, natch), and continued, "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity."

She then thanked Henson, along with other actresses like Halle Berry and Kerry Washington, for helping to take black actresses over that line that has kept them divided for so long.

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Is she incredible or what? In one simple speech, she was able to represent women, the importance of diversity, and most of all -- class. Plus she is an insanely talented actress on one of the best shows on TV. If you're not in love with this woman, I can't help you.

 

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