2015 Emmys Ratings Made History…but Not in a Good Way

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Emmys 2015 Top 10 Social Media Moments: What Everyone Was Talking About Online.

Viola Davis made history at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, when she won the Best Actress in a Drama Award at the 2015 Emmy Awards for her role as the tough, damaged lawyer and law school professor Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo gown, the two-time Oscar nominee, 50, took the opportunity to make a statement about racial inequality in Hollywood and to thank the people who helped get her into a leading role. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” She then dedicated her award to “people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” Several tears and claps later, the response on social media was overwhelmingly positive. After reciting (from memory!) Harriet Tubman’s moving quote about trying to cross the line of the racial divide, Davis said, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is simply opportunity.

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. Though the win alone was historic, Davis heightened the moment by opening her speech with a quote from Harriet Tubman. “In my mind, I see a line,” she said. “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. ALL women belittled,” she wrote, but the tweet has since been deleted. “I think she’s the bees knees but she’s elite of TV performers,” she tweeted in response to a fan. “Brilliant as she is. But this year’s Emmys saw the representation of black women as winners essentially triple — likely inspiring thousands of young women and children of color who yearn to see themselves on screen. When King was announced the winner in this category, over heavy-hitters like Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, she could hardly contain her excitement, walking all the way up to the podium with her mouth agape and eyes wide.

She has never been discriminated against.” Words to the wise: Maybe let’s not claim final say on whether someone else has or has not been discriminated against in their individual life experiences. Though Grahn, a Daytime Emmy winner for acting on General Hospital, backtracked and sent out numerous apologies following the Twitter baclkash, the damage was done.

The American Crime actress, who brought her young son, Ian, as her date, called “being a mother” her greatest accomplishment during her acceptance speech. Hamm, 44, has been nominated for the top award several times since Mad Men’s inception in 2007, but Sunday — his last chance to win for his role as Don Draper — proved to be the lucky night when he finally took home the hardware.

The dapper actor thanked the “incredible” people who had made his win possible, and also gave a special nod to his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, from whom he split earlier this month. I learned a lot tonight and I admit that there are still some things I don’t understand but I am trying to and will let this be a learning experience for me.” Hopefully, that’s an earnest mea culpa, but the whole knee-jerk response from the actress was just so oddly acerbic, and such a contrast to the consensus from everyone else.

More than a year after surviving a deadly car crash, Morgan surprised fans and his fellow actors when he walked out onstage to announce the final award of the night, for Outstanding Drama Series — even receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. “Thank you so much. I miss you guys so much,” he told the audience tearfully. “Last year Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage, ‘We’ll see you back on this stage next year, Tracy Morgan.’ Well, Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family and beautiful wife, I’m here. Standing on my own two feet.” The Game of Thrones actor seemed a bit startled and confused when his name was called over other big names like The Good Wife’s Alan Cumming and Better Call Saul’s Jonathan Banks — but Dinklage was characteristically gracious as he accepted the award onstage, telling the audience that he “wasn’t prepared.” “I’m still sort of awed by all their performances,” he said. Whoever said awards show have to be dry and stuffy has obviously never watched an awards show hosted by — which would be a lot of people, since this was the SNL host’s first awards show hosting gig.

But the comedian nailed it, taking swings at everyone from Donald Trump to Jon Hamm to Amy Schumer, and even giving out his HBO Now password live on-air at one point. To hear Davis describe her career is to hear someone who loves acting for acting’s sake — because she certainly hasn’t had an easy path. “I’ve been in this business 35 years, and 27 years professionally,” Davis told reporters backstage at the Emmys. “I’m the journeyman actor that you saw in one scene here, two scenes there. Schumer, whom Samberg called “really, really funny, you know, for a person,” dedicated her win to a number of important people in her life, including the woman who did her smokey eye (“I really like”), her head writer, and her sister, among others. “I want to thank my sister Kim, who’s the only reason I’m alive and breathing,” she said in an uncharacteristically serious moment. was prim and proper and hinted of Old Hollywood glamour at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards — which might be the reason her appearance at the awards ceremony sparked such a firestorm online, with fans shocked by the elegant transformation. “She’s a nice lady who’s good at piano,” Samberg said while introducing the singer onstage. I’ve seen the unemployment line a lot.” In addition, it’s important to acknowledge that the night’s big wins showed only a small margin of diversity in the grand scheme of things. As one of the evening’s first wins, Tambor set the tone for the night with an emotional speech about his part on Transparent, dedicating his win to the transgender community: “Thank you for your patience.

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