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Viola Davis Gives an Emotional Acceptance Speech at SAG Awards 2015 (Video)

Viola Davis gets very emotional as she gives an acceptance speech on stage at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series prize for her work on How to Get Away with Murder.

“All right, when I tell my daughter stories at night, invariably a few things happen. Number one, I use my imagination. I always start with life and I build from there,” she said. “And then the other thing that happens…she always says, ‘Mommy can you put me in the story?’ It starts from the top up, so I’d like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Besty Beers…and Pete Nowalk…for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark skinned African-American woman who looks like me,” Viola said. Watch the speech below…


Viola Davis Gives an Emotional Acceptance Speech

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Meryl Streep's Laugh Was the Best SAG Awards Moment (Video)

Meryl Streep let out a big laugh during the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards and it might have been one of the best moments at the show!

The actress was sitting across the table from her friend and former co-star Viola Davis when a clip from How to Get Away with Murder was shown.

The camera panned to Viola after the clip, but Meryl‘s laugh was audibly and visually captured on the feed and we have the footage for you here!

Viola won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work as Annalise Keating on the smash hit ABC series.

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Viola Davis Is Simply Gorgeous at the SAG Awards 2015

Viola Davis looks stunning in a white dress on the red carpet at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress is up for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series award for her work on How to Get Away with Murder. Best of luck to all of the nominees tonight!

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Make sure to tune in for the 2015 SAG Awards, airing RIGHT NOW simultaneously on TNT and TBS!

FYI: Viola is wearing a Max Mara dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Sidney Molepo bag, and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

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Viola Davis & 'Murder' Cast Hit the TCA Winter Press Tour with 'Scandal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Stars!

Viola Davis flashes her gorgeous smile as she hits the carpet during Disney & ABC Television Group’s TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Wednesday (January 14) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress was joined by her How to Get Away with Murder co-stars Charlie Weber, Karla Souza, Matt McGorry, Liza Weil, Aja Naomi King, and Jack Falahee.

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Also attending the event that day were Scandal stars Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, and Katie Lowes, as well as Grey’s Anatomy actresses Camilla Luddington and Jessica Capshaw.

FYI: Karla is wearing an Issa top and pants. Aja is wearing Kurt Geiger London shoes. Viola is wearing a Max Mara coat.

35+ pictures inside of Viola Davis and other celebs at the TCA events… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Dazzles in Red on Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet!

Viola Davis looks gorgeous in her red dress while attending the 2015 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress is nominated for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role as Professor Annalise Keating, J.D. in How to Get Away with Murder.

Viola is up against Homeland‘s Claire Danes, The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, The Affair as Alison Lockhart‘s Ruth Wilson, and House of CardsRobin Wright in her category – Make sure to tune in to see if she wins!

FYI: Viola is wearing a Donna Karan Atelier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Rauwolf clutch, and Fred Leighton jewelry.

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Viola Davis & 'Murder' Cast Go Gifting Before Golden Globes

Viola Davis is all smiles while stepping out at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring Pandora jewelry on Saturday afternoon (January 10) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress is gearing up for a big day at the Golden Globes – she’s nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her work on How to Get Away with Murder!

Viola‘s co-star Alfred Enoch was spotted that same day attending the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party while some more of the show’s stars – Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, and Jack Falahee – stopped by the gifting suite the day before.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Ella Moss jumpsuit

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Viola Davis References Her 'Classic Beauty' in People's Choice Awards Speech

Viola Davis looks absolutely stunning while posing backstage at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (January 7) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress won the award for Favorite Actress In A New TV Series for her work on How to Get Away with Murder.

In her acceptance speech, Viola referenced the New York Times article that called her “less classically beautiful” than lighter-skinned actresses.

“Thank you Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty,” she said.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Escada dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Rauwolf bag, and Jacob & Co earrings.

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