In her acceptance speech, she evoked the words of 19th-century abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
‘The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity, ‘ Davis said.
Sunday’s ceremony brought surprise best series wins for both “Game of Thrones” – one of the most popular dramas on USA television – and HBO’s satirical White House show “Veep“.
Morgan, the former “Saturday Night Live” star whose limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in June 2014, presented the best drama award and got a warm welcome from the audience.
“Thank you for your patience”, Tambor said.
See everything you missed on last night’s show here. The overnight numbers show that the Emmys earned an 8.7 overnight rating with a 14 share from 8 p.m.to 11 p.m.in the metered markets.
A video montage during the show celebrated shows that ended this year, but the footage gave away the ending to series such as ‘”Mad Men, ” “Sons of Anarchy” and “True Blood”. “Welcome back to the Spoiler Awards”, host Andy Samberg joked afterwards. “Everything Selina does now has bad global impact, so it made everyone raise their game”.
Last January, Davis was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Award) for her role as Keating, and has previously received Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her lead role as Aibileen Clark in the film The Help, which focuses on racial divisions in 1960s Mississippi.
Game of Thrones was among the winners at this year’s Emmy awards in Los Angeles.
Premiering on AMC in July 2007, “Mad Men” is included in critics’ lists of the greatest television series of all-time.
Davis won for her portrayal of a lawyer and professor in the ABC freshman drama “How to Get Away With Murder“.
In the comedy category, Jeffrey Tambor took home the Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role in “Transparent“.
Veep, the political satire from HBO, bagged four, including the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara) created and directs Transparent.
The Olive Kitteridge team with their Emmy awards. Bill Murray’s work in the mini series was also lauded with an Outstanding Supporting Actor trophy.