When Viola Davis' name was called as the recipient of the Best Actress in a Drama award at Sunday's Emmys, anyone watching the broadcast may have thought Taraji P. Henson actually won. Henson leapt out of her seat and gave her fellow nominee a giant bear hug.
And, in a sense, Davis' victory was a shared one - she is the first black woman to ever win a Best Actress Emmy.
In her speech, Davis thanked Henson, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry and other actresses of color. "Thank you for taking us over that line," the How to Get Away with Murder star said, in reference to a Harriet Tubman quote with which she began her speech.
"The only thing that separates women of color from anything else is opportunity," Davis said. "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."
Watch Davis' speech here: