So, how does it feel to make Emmys history?
"Exhilarating," How to Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis told E! News' Will Marfuggi after becoming the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In her powerful acceptance speech, Davis said, "'In my mind I see a line, and over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can't seem to get there no how. I can't seem to get over that line.' That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something, the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." She thanked those who work behind the scenes—Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes and Ben Sherwood—as they all "redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading women, to be black."