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At the 67th Emmy Awards, Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson became the first two Black actresses to be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Taking home the win for her role in How to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis passionately advocated for more representation in her speech: "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity."

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The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Sharon Horgan, Melanie Lynskey, Elisabeth Moss, Bella Ramsey, Keri Russell, and Sarah Snook.

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Uzo Aduba won Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 67th Emmys. In the press room after the show, she spoke on the representation of Black women at the Emmys, including (recent EGOT winner) Viola Davis.

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The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Uzo Aduba, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Elisabeth Moss, MJ Rodriguez and Jurnee Smollett.

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The Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Emilia Clarke, Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Laura Linney, and Mandy Moore.
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71st Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
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The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Emilia Clarke, Jodie Comer, Viola Davis, Laura Linney, Mandy Moore, Sandra Oh, and Robin Wright.
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