Viola Davis at the 2015 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 20, 2015
This year’s Emmy Awards was filled to the brim with unforgettable television moments, spectacular red carpet showings, and historic wins. Perhaps the most noteworthy of all is the much-deserved Emmy win by Viola Davis for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her captivating role as Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.
Viola Davis was dressed to the nines as she stepped out for the 2015 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. She was a vision of class and understated elegance in a beautiful white gown from Carmen Marc Valvo and sparkling jewels from Neil Lane.
The 50-year-old actress made history as the first woman of colorto ever win an Emmy.
As she accepted her award, Viola began her speech by saying, “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.”
Her impassioned acceptance speech brought tears to everyone at the event, including fellow Hollywood superstars Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson.
But there were no tears when the award-winning actress graced the event in her amazing custom white gown from Carmen Marc Valvo that showed off her toned arms. Her dress features a racerneckline and pretty leaf embellishments from the waist down to the floor-length A-line skirt.
She styled it with gorgeous jewels from Neil Lane, shoes from Stuart Weitzman, and a bold red lip. Simple, elegant, and classic – just like the phenomenal Emmy winner.