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Watch Viola Davis' moving speech after becoming the first black woman to win Best Actress Emmy

“The only thing that separates women of colour from everyone else is opportunity.”

Emmy Awards 2015 / YouTube

LAST NIGHT VIOLA Davis became the first black woman to win the Emmy award for Best Actress in a Drama.

She took home the award for her role in drama How to Get Away With Murder.

In a rousing speech, Davis said, “The only thing that separates women of colour from everyone else is opportunity.

You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.

The speech has received a big reaction on Twitter with Davis being praised for tackling race issues in Hollywood.

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