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
FYI: Viola is wearing a Max Mara gown.