Which historic Emmy winner reached out to Viola Davis on Twitter?

09.21.15 1 year ago

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Sunday night's Emmy Awards, ratings-challenged though they were, felt historic. Viola Davis became the first ever black performer to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series trophy thanks to her work on “How to Get Away with Murder.” Her speech was fantastic, as was the response from another historic Emmy winner on Twitter. 

Jackée Harry, who won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy in 1987 (for “227”), tweeted at Viola Davis following her victory. It was pretty rad.

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Harry's not just historic because of her Emmy win; she's also one of our funniest 50 women of the past 50 years. Here's hoping for a Viola/Jackée collaboration soon.

Correction: This originally stated that Uzo Aduba won in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy. She won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy; last year she won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series when “Orange is the New Black” qualified as a comedy. 

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