5. Uzo Aduba’s Win This Orange Is the New Black star’s win was just as amazing as her acceptance speech. Congratulations a thousand times over! 6. Regina King for the Win! TV veteran Regina King won her very first Emmy for her portrayal of a Black Muslim woman, Aliyah Shaheed, on ABC’s American Crime. 7. The Apple Music Commercial Directed By Ava DuVernay Starring Kerry Washington, Mary J Blige and Taraji P. Henson and directed by none other than the Ava DuVernay, Apple Music premiered their commercial advertising the new Apple Music playlists. The commercial is totally relatable, absolutely fun to watch and was hands-down one of the best highlights of the Emmy Awards night. Lucky for us, this is only the first of three Ava DuVernay directed Apple Music commercials. The other two should premiere within the week. Keep doin’ it DuVernay! Absolutely proud of you!
This moment ..I couldn’t even speak .. It took my breath away .. What a moment. I grew up in this business .. Nothing has ever been given to me .. With Gods grace, I’ve fought for every opportunity .. Worked hard for everything .. I’ve been rejected or not even considered many times over, simply because of the color of my skin. I made it my mission to never be bitter .. Only better. To take great pride and Joy in my struggle and to trust God above anyone thought to be in charge of my destiny. Today I smile. I smile sooo big with tears in my eyes.. Seeng this #Queen not just succeed, Win.. Overcome .. To see her Conquer .. To see her talent, beauty and fearless determination come full circle .. And in Her moment she had grace, class and the spirit of a warrior returning home.. Wow. Listening to her acknowledge her sisters .. Both black and white .. Their desire to see equal opportunity for each other ..and to see us all win. #ViolaDavis ..Thank you ..thank you for your boldness tonight .. Thank you for your talent and your spirit you are sharing with the world. ..Thank you for acknowledging me.. I’m so humbled ..and for acknowledging all of us. You are a true Queen and a example that the sky isn’t even a limit to even be considered. Congratulations!!!!!! #ViolaDavis #Emmys