All Of The Celebrity Reactions To Viola Davis’ Win

by Emily Lackey

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard the news that Viola Davis made serious history on Sunday night when Davis won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her win, for her amazing performance as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder, was not only totally deserved, it was a very long time coming. Because with her win, Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Seriously. The first! How has it taken this long?

But, as big as the moment was for Viola, it was an even bigger moment for women of color. Davis' inspiring speech not only inspired viewers, but it also sparked an emotional outpouring from celebrities everywhere. I mean, stars came out of the woodwork to offer congratulations, support, and gratitude for both Davis’ amazing career and accomplishments and the inspiring words she said in her acceptance speech.

Just take a look at the huge list of people who spoke out about Davis’ win. Their outpouring of enthusiasm and love for the actress shows what a historical moment this was for Davis, for the world, and for women of color everywhere.

Kerry Washington

After Washington's push for more opportunities for women of color, you knew she was going to be the first one to speak out.

Oprah Winfrey

Mama O has spoken.

Mindy Kaling

Sean Diddy Combs

Shonda Rhimes

This must have been a doubly exciting moment for Rhimes who is not only a woman of color, but also created the role that won Davis the Emmy.

Laverne Cox

Sherri Shepherd

Ellen DeGeneres

Gabrielle Union

Clearly, there were a lot of tears happening.

Loni Love

Seriously. More of this, please.

Aisha Tyler

Tracee Ellis Ross

The moment had many stars sharing the transcript of the speech for everyone to read.

Amber Riley

There was an outpouring of emotions from women of color on Twitter, and it was great to see so many black actresses speaking out.

Wendy Williams

Katie Couric

Julianne Moore

Andy Cohen

Amen, Andy. I couldn't agree more.

So savor this moment, people. This is definitely one for the history books.