The 2015 HBO Emmy Party Red Carpet

Congratulations to the deserving actors and actresses who took home the coveted EMMY Award for excellence in television acting.

Viola Davis became the first black actress to win an Emmy in television history for her role in the drama series How To Get Away With Murder.

Uzo Aduba won an Emmy award for her role in Orange is the New Black.

And Regina King was honored for playing a Muslim woman in the ABC series American Crime.

67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room

Great achievements all. But I don't know see why it's such a big deal to black people that we win awards created by and for other races. Do we feel validated when we are recognized for our achievements by other races? I shake my head at the black folks who don't take pride in similar recognition by black awards shows. I've yet to see a black person cry and shake when they win an NAACP Image Award or BET or Essence Awards.

Congratulation to the wincers.

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  • GuestSTAR

    Congratulations Viola & Regina!!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserved awards for EXCEPTIONAL ACTRESSES.
    Great night for black actresses in Hollywood.

  • Chitsngiggles

    ???????????

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    Her acceptance speech was emotional....I cried. Well deserved, when she took her wig off first season, man I was through!

  • imright

    ??????

  • Smartypants

    I'm so proud of them! Viola especially. She works her ass of in HTGAWM.

    The fact that people are downplaying the significance of her win, with the type of argument in your post, is troubling. More so that other Blacks are doing it, too. New Black ish. Are you a New Black, auntie?

  • what?why

    Look at the gorgeous dresses on these ladies and the focus is on the beautiful successful faces. Um-m-m-m tells the whole story..

  • iWasteTime

    Way to go ladies!
    Truly Historic . .

    I don’t know see why it’s such a big deal to black people that we win awards created by and for other races. Do we feel validated when we are recognized for our achievements by other races?

    ----------------------------------
    That is what makes it a big deal. Out of all the others they could have gave it to, apologetically, 3 sisters were undeniably better

  • thrift.store.jungle

    back of regina's dress is gorgeous!

  • Chitsngiggles

    All of their arms are fierce. #jellis

  • Smartypants

    Yes! She was amazing.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    *happy dance* Congrats to them!!

  • Buttercup

    I’ve yet to see a black person cry and shake when they win an NAACP Image Award or BET or Essence Awards.

    ===========
    Tamar Braxton was in tears when she won her first Soul Train Music Award

  • Chitsngiggles

    ???

  • Neicey

    Thank you Sandra. I agree with you.

  • stav

    I have to agree with you Sandra.

  • Neicey

    I don't like the show. She is portrayed as an angry black woman with some kind of attitude. And her husband YT. I just can't dig it.

  • Buttercup

    WHALE

  • ShameTheDevil

    She defiantly did

  • SummerBaby

    Congratulations to the beautiful ladies!

  • aRoth

    She looks nice.

  • OpinionHated

    Wait Claire Huxtable never won an Emmy, Oprah never won an Emmy.... Regina been working out she got muscles they look good... I loved her since she was Brenda on 227... Didn't watch the Emmy's didn't see her speech but I better g read it cause its getting a lot of hype... I only wanted to know how many Emmy's Game of Thrones won... lol

  • Chitsngiggles

    The fact that black people can't see the significance of this is mind blowing. It was so many to choose from. I went back and read a the categories. Bessie won for best movie too. Queen Latifah and Monique were nominated. Kandi Alexander too. Angela Bassett. The reason this is so big is because black women are finally being recognized by there peers. Imagine going to work for 67 years and never received a pat on the back for all your hard work.

  • OpinionHated

    All muppets cry when accepting awards....

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Not for lead actress in a drama.

  • Queen Negus

    In 67 years no BLACKS won for leading actress. Congrads Viola now go get the Oscar that you had deserve to win?. Congrads to Uzee and Regina? and to Sandra for giving us this post?

  • Chitsngiggles

    That award was for the whole crew. And if you don't get it, shame on you.....

  • OpinionHated

    I don't take any Award Show seriously - these award shows ain't been real since the 80's.... Black Swan was a good movie but Oscar worthy - not... same for Monsters Ball and Birdman.... most of the movies made now are mediocre at best.... everyone is lazy they take something that already worked and revamp it... no creativity or originality in any form of art anymore...

  • Chitsngiggles

    She finna play Harriett Tubman. This her time.

  • Guest

    Oprah has Emmy's. Daytime and Primetime.

  • aRoth

    Great achievements all. But I don’t know see why it’s such a big deal to black people that we win awards created by and for other races. Do we feel validated when we are recognized for our achievements by other races? I shake my head at the black folks who don’t take pride in similar recognition by black awards shows. I’ve yet to see a black person cry and shake when they win an NAACP Image Award or BET or Essence Awards.
    _____________________________
    YOU KNOW WHAT..........I AGREE!

  • Chitsngiggles

    This is the Emmy's not the Oscar's.....its levels...

  • Queen Negus

    Will somebody explain to Auntie the significant of Blacks Winning in White Award Shows. I will wait?
    P.s Don't get :banned: ??

  • OpinionHated

    aahhhhhhh ok... now I see the hype... but I think she's probably the first black woman to be a lead in a drama series - I can't recall any drama's with lead black woman prior to this show....

  • Queen Negus

    ???. Well said!!

  • MissHarlem

    I need my facepalm. Smfh

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Great achievements all. But I don’t know see why it’s such a big deal to black people that we win awards created by and for other races. Do we feel validated when we are recognized for our achievements by other races? I shake my head at the black folks who don’t take pride in similar recognition by black awards shows.
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    No disrespect to BET, Essence or the NAACP, but this win for these women is akin to your favorite musician, graduating from the "chitlin" circuit to stadiums and arenas. And once they reach said 'graduation' it opens up doors for more opportunities. We can watch all the shows and root for all the actors and actresses we want on TVOne and BET, but they aren't getting the exposure the larger networks provide.
    And it is a big deal to get acknowledged by other races, not just white either. To reach the point that these ladies reached, it took ALL races having to stop and take notice. The talent speaks for itself.
    Why do think there were so many salty white women last night. Because, THEY feel threatened that the tide is trying to shift and now these women can't be denied for shyt.

  • Chitsngiggles

    the BET awards can't even put on a decent production for an award show. And I think up and coming actors are very apprecitive of NAACP or Essence Awards. However, if you are a true actor the goal is an Emmy or an Oscar. You want to know you are elite. The best of the best. That's what it is about.

  • Queen Negus

    It also in a different category Talk Shows as well!!

  • Chitsngiggles

    Diane Carroll was the first to be nominated.....

  • MissHarlem

    I just don't have the energy to enlighten the less than smart. Thanks boo

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I agree Sandra .... nevertheless gosh everyone looked beautiful ... Kerry's dress was gorge too .... congrats to them

  • Guest

    Well Oprah made her money that way. She not on a show at night. She ruled daytime for 30 years tho.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I loved Dainelle Brooks' dress. It was so colorful...and her skin....

  • ShameTheDevil

    To answer your question Sandra, unfortunately in our country we still need to prove to white America that are talents are equal, better yet greater than their's . Our black entertainers may not cry over our awards because we already know and appreciate their talents. However, in white Hollywood they constantly only acknowledge those that have already been previously given an award. Keri Washington show is going into its 5th season and has yet to win An award. And yet ms. Davis had one season, a show created by the same black woman, but because she has Oscars already she was given an Emmy first. So, it's my opinion it matters because some of our entertainers will never be acknowledged on an equal scale. We can be acknowledged world wide but not on a home base.

  • Sexy CJ

    ....................

  • Queen Negus

    Thank you for explaining?? Check your login now???

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I always thought it would be an honor to win an award from the NAACP Image Awards when I was younger. I then realized, like life, it's not really about your work, it's about popularity and who likes you most.

    I do agree that black people don't feel validated until winning an award from the others. Do their careers change much after they win? I mean Denzel was already a household name, unfortunately, so was Halle. It's about the money though, gotta be.

    Sandra, do you think your blog would survive if you relied solely on ad dollars and clicks from Black America?

  • VDot

    To quote my homie UFO - It was nigga nite at the Emmy's last night! LOLOLOL!

    I wanna be friends with Taraji :heart:

  • Guest

    Oop

  • iWasteTime

    She was stanning last night and I loved it!!
    I wanna be her friend too!

  • Buttercup

    That last line though....

  • VDot

    "Sandra, do you think your blog would survive if you relied solely on ad dollars and clicks from Black America?"

    QTNA *popcorn*

  • TheRealLee

    I couldn't agree more. I no longer watch these shows but do read about them and the red carpet walk. Those movies you mentioned are not Oscar worthy yet, there they were. It's the Hollywood lazy effect. But this stuff is important to them, so I let that be.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I hope Taraji's as cool in person as folks hope. A lot of people say that about hanging out with her, friends, etc. She's not sm1 I want to meet like that, but she does seem cool.

  • MissHarlem

    I just died ?

  • Guest

    I ain't got the time

  • Buttercup

    She's already my friend in my head. I'll 3-way you in the next time we have one of our sister-girl talks.

  • MissHarlem

    Hey boo ?

  • Chitsngiggles

    She was so LOUD for Regina. She was like you white bishes gonna clap and you will DEAL.....EYE loved it.

  • Petty Rubble

    ...

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Sandra, do you think your blog would survive if you relied solely on ad dollars and clicks from Black America?

    ___________________________

    Ether....

  • Smartypants

    I see what you mean, but name one "nice" TV lawyer in a drama?

    Don't worry, I'll wait.

  • Guest

    This is a huge deal. Huge. I'm so glad for Viola

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    ???? at "she has Oscars already....given an Emmy first."

  • Chitsngiggles

    He said what he said....

  • Queen Negus

    Sorry Viola Davis does not have an Oscar

  • Chitsngiggles

    Thank you. She was robbed that year too.

  • MissHarlem

    I just heard the beat drop ?

  • Petty Rubble

    Octavia Spencer won not Viola if my memory is correct

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And this is why it's important to perfect your craft and just be a working actress, writer, singer, etc. No focus should ever be placed on an award in my honest opinion. Regina is directing tv episodes, acting, etc. She's just working.

  • Buttercup

    Point was like

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    But last night wasn't really the first time. THEY have noticed the talent and draw of black shows and actors/actresses a while ago and are trying to not so low-key cash in. Look at the impact the Empire and Black-ish alone have made. Now you have 50-11 variations of Empire in the works. And now an Asian and Hispanic version of Black-ish.
    THIS AIN'T NEW!

  • Queen Negus

    I agree!!

  • MissHarlem

    I don't want the time

  • Neicey

    Alicia Florick has a great attitude.

  • Jen_n_juice

    Congrats! ? Well deserved and they all looked amazing! Taraji is so gorgeous

  • Chitsngiggles

    Then her speech. Her speech made everybody in the room so uncomfortable (Drake voice)

  • Smartypants

    Not really. Lol.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Right!! That's what her point was. We can't win if we don't get the opportunities.

  • Neicey

    And nice is not the opposite of angry. Ijs. No shade. I am not referring to nice. I'm referring to the sterotypicsl black woman attitude she portrays in the show.

  • aRoth

    "Drop and bend my knees everytime the beat drop..." ~MonicaFOB

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Very good response

  • Buttercup

    So uncomfortable because it's true and a crying shame!

  • Chitsngiggles

    Folk been sleep is all...

  • Neicey

    She doesn't come across as angry.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I get that, BUT if she wasn't getting recognized for her work on shows with a broader audience, no one would really give a shyt. And yes, she talented as hell.
    Same goes for music. Look at Teedra Moses. In MY opinion, one of the most underrated singer/songwriters out. But because she hasn't had that ONE crossover hit, finding music from her is like trying to dig a hole to China. Yet that makes her, no less talented.

  • Sexy CJ

    Congrats Sistas........

  • Buttercup

    And it has to sting black entertainers when we are so happy to accept others with open arms, i.e. Icky, Sam Smith, shoot Jon B., but they don't reciprocate.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Gabby Union better thank her lucky stars...

  • Smartypants

    Totally agree. No shade perceived. However, I feel like the issue is the way lawyers are perceived period.

    I don't think her portryal is stereotypical at all. She recognizes her agency in situations, and exercises it. If anything, it's empowering. Stereotyping would be her cussing folks out and neck rolling. I don't see that.

    Let's agree to disagree, tho.

  • Chitsngiggles

    That awkward 3 seconds when folks don't know whether to clap or not...

  • dancemomtoo131

    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CONGRATULATE THE WINNERS AND THEN ABASE THEM FOR SHOWING EMOTION OVER THEIR WIN? AND IF YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION YOU WOULD SEE THAT MANY DID CRY AND WERE VERY THANKFUL FOR THEIR OTHER AWARDS. STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE.

  • Di Ana

    Sandra I agree with you 100.... why must black people feel validated by white people? It's frekin pitiful. We black people need to create our own, award our own, praise our own, etc. I would've been happy for her had she not made that speech about the seeing the "line" and "beautiful white women" and something about them holding out they "hands" etc etc. I'm like what the frekin hell???

  • aRoth

    OUR ESSENCE and NAACP awards can carry that same equity.........if only we allowed it to. For us to FINALLY get our "due" after this long is..........nevermind. I didn't even know the awards were on last night. I was too into my book "Mama Black Widow" by Iceburg Slim. Good book by the way.

  • Neicey

    Cool. I see your point too. I'm just like pineapples pineapples.

  • Buttercup

    Is it because her lack of melanin makes her less "threatening?" Don't answer that. It's rhetorical.

    Shift your paradigm.

  • Di Ana

    Fetty Wap yall !!!!!!!!

  • Molly

    Congratulations 2 Viola.??
    Well Deserved. I've only watched bits & pieces of "How 2 get away with murder. But I hear she outdoes herself. ??. Nothing like Valadation & Acknowledgement for hard work.??

  • aRoth

    .....and I do watch "Fresh Off The Boat"....when I can catch it. LOL

  • Queen Negus

    Wasn't she? Mirror Strip put her movie out at the last minute just to be qualified for the Oscar. Bish!!

  • Buttercup

    She cited that quote as one said by Harriet Tubman.....

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Who then come replicate the style and then win all the praise. Accolades, music, sales, spins and sold out shows.
    PRIME EXAMPLE: Icky Fukking Azalea. How did this chick get any further than the karaoke booth at an amusement park amazes the fukk outta me. But she had one of the biggest records of the year.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, I gotta agree. But u remember that Oprah special Gab, Viola, Phylecia Rashad did? Gabrielle said she doesn't worry about the awards, show her the money. She's all about the money. We'd all be lying if we said we don't care about being recognized for a job well done even in our ho hum drum lives.

  • Buttercup

    Exactly!

  • Sexy CJ

    ..................

  • Di Ana

    I got that but we in a different era now and that was the wrong citation to pull from.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    U are crazy.

  • TheRealLee

    I don't see it as validation. It's a weak argument stemming from feelings of inferiority. I see it as competition in a field not well represented by minorities who are just as good as anyone else. That's like saying that getting a college degree from Harvard is trying to get validation so instead blacks should go to a HBC or state university. Or playing in the NBA or NFL is trying to get validation. No, no, and no. It's proving black folks are just as good if not better.

  • Chitsngiggles

    She had a pimp name Clifford by her side. He owed them white people something for not sending him to jail for the rest of his life. Sold his soul, to "inspire" white Amerikkka

  • Guest

    She was nominated. Twice. But I do belee she wouldn't have gotten that Emmy without even that.

  • MS PEACHES

    All I want to know is. "Did they thank God for making this possible"?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So the walking dead wasn't nominated (again) ...... Now that's my gotdayum issue

  • Chitsngiggles

    Oh and I think she lying. She just know who her base is. Her acting ain't primetime network worthy. Gabby has no depth. But by Viola dropping her name yesterday put her in that special girl group. Maybe white folk may give her a chance....

  • OpinionHated

    Love some D Carroll she was strong sexy and smart.... whey she at? please don't say dead...

  • TheRealLee

    Getting better. They always been just as good as the rest. Let's recognize that. Viola is a fierce actress. Period.

  • Wildcat34

    It was an analogy. If people were familiar with Viola Davis's body of work, one would know she doesn't need to be validated by anyone.

  • Guest

    This. Thank you for this.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    good for her

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL. Sandra knows I'm not coming for her. It would be interesting to see her response. You know I go to "other" blogs and the 1 guy has so many hits/clicks with millions of followers. I know his money has to be up there.

    Funny thing is, no matter the industry, the others never worry about crossing over the way we do.

  • Smartypants

    Megan Good, too. I see the level up doe.

  • iWasteTime

    I was happy Jon Hamm finally won one.
    I fell out when he crawled up the darn stage.

  • Chitsngiggles

    She still alive. Got her a bust in Disney World and everything....

  • Wildcat34

    This makes way too much sense and I'm afraid many won't see the forest for the trees.....

  • Chitsngiggles

    Yeah she was nominated in that Phillip Seymour Hoffman, where he played a priest. She had ONE scene and stole the movie. That's a bad bish right there.

  • Neicey

    Lol. I like u Butter. I know how u roll...

  • Chitsngiggles

    I missed that. Was he looking good?.

  • Buttercup

    I do agree that she could've used a better quote. Seeing as though she's doing the Harriet Tubman documentary, I get it.

    Different era? Not so much. The times have changed, but it's still the same struggles.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lol I don't care about these award shows .... at all good for all the winners don't get me wrong but if one show that needs an award .. walking dead is one of em ... especially in costumes

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    I think it's natural to want to be validated for something that you've worked so hard for and you're right, I think more Black entertainers should start supporting the awards shows that's catering to them to win.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THE OTHER AWARDS AREN'T WHITEWASHED...MAYBE IF BET WAS STILL BLACK OWNED AND ECHOED THE SENTIMENTS OF THE PEOPLE...I THINK THE EMMY IS OF MORE "PRESTIGE," BUT A BLACK EMMY COULD BE JUST AS POWERFUL IF WE GOT OFF OUR ARSES AND MADE ONE.

  • iWasteTime

    He was.
    That was his only one for mad men.
    He was nom every year too

  • Wildcat34

    Agreed! LOL! And sadly, I would put Keri Washington in the same category.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    People would take BET awards more serious if BET took them serious themselves. I mean I truly appreciate there being a show set up to acknowledge us BUT I feel, and this is just me, that The BET awards is an annual concert set up for ratings not accolades. Look how much bullshyt they try and pull with their stunts that have nothing to do with the awards. Just shyt to get people talking. And don't get me started on all the damn plugs. Every time they come back from onec commercial, on stage is a big billboard/commercial for some OTHER companies, Ford, Samsung, Coca Cola, Sprite, Beats by Dre......
    And I feel the same about the MTV Awards as well.
    *shrug*

  • Sexy CJ

    ...................

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ORPAH DID HER THING!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    It would be a short program being that there aren't many in the roles, let alone on the screen.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    STANDING OVATION FOR AUNTIE

  • Guest

    Viola Davis became the first black actress to win an Emmy in television history
    ^^^^
    In that category Sandra. Not EVER.

  • aRoth

    Everybody doesn't believe the same.....

  • Buttercup

    Listen, I'on come here to hurt anyone's feelings. I started lurking and later fonting years later, because I appreciate the dialogue and the sharing of points of views. I'd be lying to you if I told you I've never said, "I've never looked at it that way" when discussing things. The biggest thing I've learned from this blog is folks aren't looking to be right. They're wanting to be understood.

  • Milani

    She quoted what Harriet Tubman said because she was trying to make a point...in her speech, she said the only thing that separates woman of color from anything else is opportunity...in reference to the Harriet Tubman speech, the "opportunity" in this case is the ability to cross the line she sees that separates her from the beautiful white women with their arms out to her (wanting her, welcoming her), the fields, flowers, etc. She dreams of all this, but she can't seem to get there...get over that line. In other words, she dreams of being in a place where she is welcome, wanted, etc, but there isn't an opportunity for her to be there...Hollywood is the place and there aren't a lot of opportunities for women of color to get there AND be wanted & welcome in terms of more roles, recognition, etc...I don't know, that's how I interpreted it.

  • 88

    Let's check the standard for a Black women to get recognized by white Hollywierd.

    Lupita - Slave
    Halle - Abusive Mother
    Octavia - Maid
    Monique - Abusive Mother
    Whoopi - Con Artist
    Jennifer Hudson - Overweight loudmouth
    Now Viola aka The Help joins the ranks
    Congratulations.
    White Hollywierd continues to laugh in your face.

  • Winner

    I said the same:/

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Oh they noticed they just haven't won and the shows you mentioned have been created in the last couple of years..when they finally realized that a non-white male could successfully be a lead in a show...and do numbers. It took 67 YEARS for them to allow a Black female to win LEAD.

  • Wildcat34

    Viola Davis is delicious in HTGAWM. The depth of her acting ability and the intricacies of her character are brilliant. She transitions from one emotion to the next. Well deserved win!

  • Winner

    She happily took that maid role...some body of work.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I agree and disagree with Sandra. The reality is that EBT is just as bad. They nominate the same three people for everything because they think it will bring in the viewers. The production sucks and I get tired of ole girls monologue at every award show.

    That being said, we do seek validation from yt folk. A lot. She is the same actress she was before she won the Emmy. Her skills have not changed, we are just "in" now. This too shall pass...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    And I agree with this... 100%.

  • Renee Bee

    Ha! Tanisha Thomas of Bad Girls Club. Award for Best Side Eye.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Sandra, do you think your blog would survive if you relied solely on ad dollars and clicks from Black America? Bloop!

  • iWasteTime

    Viola aka Lawyer and Teacher won for that ROLE!

  • shaybytheway

    Uzo Aduba is really good too.

  • Winner

    Why do you need to prove to your oppressor that you're "just as good" unless you want to be them? With all the evil that they've done in the world why would you aspire to be just as good as the devil? That's a problem!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    NOBODY CAN SAY "CRAIG" THE WAY REGINA KING CAN!

  • Milani

    Auntie, why is my comment awaiting moderation?

  • aRoth

    I totally get what you're saying and all.....but how many more years are blacks going to have to wait for another award to show that we are "just as good?" No argument on my part over here, I didn't even watch the awards.

  • Wildcat34

    Oh please! Weak! Direct me to your body of work or are you an instagram model?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Angry and aggressive teacher with a white husband. I'm just saying...

  • Chitsngiggles

    Its like this. If you are a great actor you want more than a damn BET awards. That's like saying folks should be happy to live in the projects cause at least they have a roof over their heads. They can't aspire to want more ...

  • MS PEACHES

    People seek validation in different ways hence the hair weave. Drops the mike.

  • Buttercup

    It's like people don't understand the art of ACTING.

  • Guest

    Isabel Sanford has an Emmy. What was she?

    Debbie Allen.

    Leontyne Price.

    Just asking

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    NUTSHELL.

  • Queen Negus

    I agree!!?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoot

    ~record scratches and the crowd stands still~

  • Chitsngiggles

    Fix it Jesus....

  • Sexy CJ

    I do agree that Viola is a fierce actress though................

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Are we gonna talk about that Nancy Lee Grahn bish...that tried it with Viola? Saying she wasn't discriminated against and ALL Actresses matter...Tweeting out her arse..then Black Twitter had to snatch her edges.

  • Buttercup

    Naw Ms. P, pick that mic back up, baby....

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I was SHOCKED when Regina won! I said well Viola and Taraji is going to miss out now. Then they gave two more away. Viola I'm the most proud of. She is a brilliant actress! She was articulate,& spoke the truth in her acceptance speech. She is also a very down to earth women who I worked with on "How To Get Away With Murder". A class act.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wish we go this hard in the paint for this upcoming election ..... This ^^^ up top is irrelevant to me .... at the moment .... irrelevant

  • Winner

    It's a symptom of self-hatred

  • aRoth

    Then she tweeted out her "victim" apology.

  • Guest

    I hated her always. Bish you been on General Hospilah for 25 years. Sit down.

  • Di Ana

    Sadly my people wont see the "forest for the trees"... but this right here makes sense.

  • Winner

    Lol...you mad?

  • iWasteTime

    My bff asked if I was boycotting GH.. knot!

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    I hope they kill her character off and recast it with a dark skin Black woman..LOL

  • Chitsngiggles

    Anybody that's got any type of social media account. Everybody want likes and validation. That's why you post shyt. Everybody wants to be appreciated....

  • Wildcat34

    For what exactly?

  • iWasteTime

    that is why she mad.. lolol
    Alexis Davis/Natasha Casadine till the death

  • Smartypants

    I want to get into it. Probably should, but do I really want to get my blood pressure up so soon??

  • Buttercup

    I don't equate BET to living in the projects, because I don't view it as being subpar. What I can say is that I can't fault actors wanting to earn an Oscar or an Emmy, because it opens the doors to higher paid gigs.

  • Winner

    Because viola is a aunt jemima that "talks" black...

  • aRoth

    New Post.....this oughta be a goodt one

  • 88

    Isabel played a uppity house negro

    The others didn't receive any awards for acting.
    We have some beautiful and talented black actresses but they never get awards from white Hollywierd for the positive roles they play why is that?

  • Chitsngiggles

    *blows imaginary bangs, rolls eyes and smacks my lips*

    Some people are just stuck on stupid

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Yes, a good read.

  • TheRealLee

    I didn't watch the show either but I'm aware of the shows being honored. It's a problem when it takes so long to recognize a black actor for doing as well as the others. These 'firsts' in this day and age are tiresome and embarrassing. We need more Shonda Rhimes to help highlight black actors' skills. More black producers and directors. It's one way to move forward.

  • Guest

    Debbie Allen has two Emmy's from acting.

    Lydia Grant.

    "Fame". It was for dancing but hell Lydia was a dance teacher.

    Your turn again.

  • Winner

    Exactly...dancin, dancin...dance machine:/

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    DON'T FEED EM...VIOLA'S REPERTOIRE IS AT LEAST TAX RETURN LENGTH...3 LEGAL SIZED SHEETS FRONT AND BACK...SHE'S BEEN IN SO MANY SHOWS/MOVIES/LIFETIME HITS/TELENOVELAS...EVERYTHING. VALIDATION NOT NEEDED, BUT DESERVED.

    *I MEANT TO POST THIS BELOW.

  • Buttercup

    I can't agree with that. I have socha media to stay in touch with my family and occasionally post picture of Lil Butter as an update. If it weren't for my kin, I would've deleted that thing years ago.

  • Di Ana

    Exactly, she talkin bout how the roles aren't out there. Then what you do is create the roles. Look at Shonda Rhines the sista is creating roles. Stop looking for yt folks to put you out there and decide when they feel like they want to give you an award!

  • Wildcat34

    Thank you! Good grief!

  • Winner

    No...people don't understand white supremacy

  • Chitsngiggles

    And most black people don't get rich unless they play sports, sing or sell dope, whats your point?

  • Chitsngiggles

    And she got one for directing too....

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Patricia Arquette used her moment last year to talk about the Gender wage gap..etc and she was praised. Viola used her moment to talk about her plight and people (White feminist and confused Black coons) want her to be quiet and stop looking for acceptance..GTFOH.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Ciecly Tyson, Lynn Whitfield, S. Epatha Merkerson, Alfre Woodard (The Practice and L.A. Law) Halle Berry (Dorothy Dandridge) Mary Alice (I'll Fly Away) Jackee Harris (227), Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy), Beah Richards (The Practice).

  • 88

    You might wanna google--Deb only won for Choreography.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I mean when it's time to vote.... and no don't get your pressure up I feel the same way... I'm certainly not caring about these celebrities and their awards... at all

  • aRoth

    Totally agree on the 'firsts' statement. TOTALLY!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    TELEVISED FAMILY REUNION...WITH KINKS AND DELAYS TO BOOT. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.

  • Chitsngiggles

    But you come here for replies to your post. Its the same thing. You want to be acknowledged...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    This hurts my feelings?

  • Chitsngiggles

    Some folk don't care about nothing....

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Jackee Harris 227, Loretta Devine Grey's Anatomy, Beah Richards The Practice.

  • TheRealLee

    Your basic premise is problematic and you need to rethink your argument. What makes you think these so called 'evil' people are the barometer of greatness at Anything. Music, arts, engineering, sciences, anything and everything. Michael Jordan is the greatest next to the Almighty who dispensed the talent. Next to him are Kobe and so many other black athletes. Are you going to tell me whites invented sports. The earth is as much theirs as everyone else. It is YOU who is elevating them to some supreme status others should emulate or follow. I'm not.

  • Winner

    Not only that STOP agreeing to put white supremacist images of black women on the big screen...we don't need anymore maids, slaves & bed wenches!

  • Guest

    Alfre has one for acting too. Hills Street Blues. Just not as a lead like Viola. She still has one

  • Wildcat34

    What exactly is the point your trying to make? Please....can I buy a clue?

  • VDot

    I appreciate it. Tell her I'm cool peeps. For the most part :eek:

  • TheRealLee

    And don't we all have an opinion. We support, refute, or ignore. It's the great American way.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Alfre Woodard (The Practice and L.A. Law) Halle Berry (Dorothy Dandridge) Mary Alice (I'll Fly Away)

  • Guest

    Fame was a singing and dancing show.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Ding Ding Ding Ding

    Lynn for Josephine Baker right?
    Merkerson for Lackawanna Blues right?

  • 88

    The point that I already made was 2 comments up.

    We have some beautiful and talented black actresses but they never get awards from white Hollywierd for the positive roles they play.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    That wasn't a drama, it was a sitcom

  • Winner

    Looking for acceptance...from your oppressor uh doesn't that fall under the definition of a shuck & jivin coon? Screw acceptance...I DEMAND respect.

  • MS PEACHES

    School is in session.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    AND WE ACKNOWLEDGE EACH OTHER. SEE? HAPPY MEDIUM!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    BINGO!!!!

  • Guest

    Yes

  • Chitsngiggles

    confused black coons
    --------------------------------------------
    You can come sit next to me.

  • Guest

    I SED dancing. What else Lydia was gonna do?

    Lydia Grant was IT too btw. I loved her.

  • Wildcat34

    Oh, I see. So tell me what exactly are you doing to bridge the gap?

  • Neicey

    Ion have feelings in my blog life. I could never catch registration at the right time. So I been lurking and feel as if I know u.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    How you leave out Jackée? I guess her stereotype was slut? I was shocked Sandra would post this without the GH lady's response, then I realized Sandra knew that wasn't needed for folks to debate.lol...

  • Guest

    Whoopi - Con Artist
    ^^^^^
    God knows I'm not much of a Whoopi fan. But she one of the few to have all the awards I do belee.

    EGOT

    Emmy
    Grammy
    Oscar
    Tony

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I posted her below with more bew.

  • Neicey

    And I like your vocabulary. You is smart. I'm sure you is beautiful. In my viola Davis voice.

  • MS PEACHES

    Hey, the Trumpet awards is a good awards show. Damn I sound like a free slave. LOL

  • Guest

    I didn't listen them all. I left Sandra Clark off bc of that exactly. She woulda been sterotyped as a slut

  • VDot

    PRIME EXAMPLE: Icky Fukking Azalea.

    ____________

    Even though her and Cliff "broke up", I still can't forgive him for that bullsh!t of a monstrosity right there.

  • MS PEACHES

    Hey I just remembered the Trumpet Awards. I like that awards show. OH and I like Black Girls Rock!!!

  • 88

    Dorothy Dandridge unfortunately was the white mans whore in the reality and in that movie halle won for.
    S Epatha Merkerson was a Maid in Lackawanna Blues
    Lynn was the white man's whore in The Josephine Baker movie and she was nude 90% of the movie.
    Cecily was a slave in most if not all of her wins.
    Jackee- Big Eye squeaky voice c00n.

    Beah Richards & Loretta would be an exception but 2 out of 20 or so is not good

  • 88

    Ding Ding Ding NOT

    A Maid and a Whore.

  • Blue

    See! I knew it was coming

  • Wildcat34

    I'm bored with you, Winner.....See ya later.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    You missed your dissection of Alfre Woodard.. How will you discredit hers?

  • Sexy CJ

    Touche..........

  • VDot

    They took erry last piece of edges she had and left her with a broken toothbrush, with 3 bristles and a half used jar of Ampro gel. It was great.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That's the beauty of it all. Samuel Jackson is an accomplished actor and has been everything, including crackhead and robber. But, he and she alike have worked and have shown the depth of their acting talents. I won't discredit someone, nor their talent, when I haven't walked in their shoes to get where they are.

  • Winner

    You don't get respect begging for crumbs...didn't malcolm already teach us this?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Don't forget the graphic sex scenes. That is why I can't watch.

  • 88

    Discouraging black ppl from supporting this type of c00n material.

  • Showtime

    I understand needing widespread exposure but I kinda agree about our entertainers not caring for black awards. If you watched the Soul Train Awards from the 90s all the artists went including the biggest of them all in Michael Jackson. If you watch now its those same older stars who attend. All the new young acts refuse to attend or perform and they do the same with the BET Awards. Nicki Minaj was so dismissive of her BET Award but then threw a tantrum on twitter because she didn't get a VMA nomination.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ??? You crack me up sometimes

  • 88

    You said acting boo but it's alright.

    Fame was before my time but I have always like Debbie Allen.

  • Blue

    Regina King is my 227 Crush. Love dat lady. Great actress too.

  • Wildcat34

    Sure did! And there was a time when people felt their success was not validated until they were sitting on Oprah's couch.

  • Sasha586

    In total agreement. I don't understand how year after year, The Walking Dead gets ignored. Not only is the writing and acting excellent, it is a consistent winner in the ratings! I cannot wait until October 11th....

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    You know I thought, this is a nice post...very shocking....then I got to the last last paragraph and thought...SHE GOT ME...lol

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Queen Latifah (Bessie), Nell Carter (Ain't Misbehaving), Ruby Dee (Decoration Day), Madge Sinclair (Gabriel's Fire), Gail Fisher (Mannix).

  • Neicey

    With a YT man. Just killing me. I know I'm not supposed to see color. But I don't watch a lot of these shows because they are interracial. And I don't care how good they are

  • 88

    Are you just making stuff up?
    We have had more than enough broke ass black athletes and singers in the news over the past 5 years to dispel that notion.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Now I feel you...especially on that Nicki part..she acted a plum fool just to tap dance with Taylor during her set..lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm so ready too ... woohoo

  • Showtime

    She confused as hell. Smh. I am just not for the shucking and jiving.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    awwww you will be okay Bren ... things out my control I don't care about these days sorry bew <3

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    She is.

  • iWasteTime

    How quick this went left.
    We can't get out of our own damn way!
    Some of us might say phuck their validation and others of us might say it is good for them to be finally recognized for undeniably great work.
    In these instances, validation from the acting community was what was sought. That a Black woman can be the lead of a show and do it with dignity and grace. White women who win these awards aren't winning for their portrayal of Mother Theresa or Helen Keller. These awards are for acting, so yes Halle, acted like a drug addict well, Monique acted like a abuser well. Edie Falco acted like a mob wife well Barbara Geedes acted like a murdering side piece well.

  • 88

    Huh? I ain't trying to discredit no one I just pointed out the fact that the ones that win usually play maids and whores.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    soooooo funny. Craig. Craig get up.

  • VDot

    Hey Boo Hey! *kisses and booty pinches*

  • 88

    I crushed on her hard in Poetic Justice.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Did Viola mention Jada Pinkett? Halle did when she won her Oscar. I think she only mentioned Gabby cuz she stars in her own show. You're right she has no depth. If you're an alleged door knob with no depth, you're a hoe.

  • Wildcat34

    Winner, as I've said before...you're rhetoric is redundant and most importantly, boring. You need to learn to be more versed in a multitude of subjects...otherwise, you'll just get fed to the wolves, darling.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I JUST HAD TO YOUTUBE SO I COULD SEE HER WIN...TARAJI INSTANTLY HIT THE "THAT'S MY FRIEND!!!! YOU GO BIH!!!" I LOVED IT!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    BBL. Gone to get my pressha meds...and green velvet bag that holds my apple protein shake.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Yes it is!

  • missmiami305

    I totally agree with u Sandra. Stop seeking acceptance/validation from the oppressor. Are they talented???? Yes! But again, what do I know.......seems like a minstrel show

  • Power*Pup*

    well said & i co-sign, it's all about being acknowledged for your efforts, granted we know how the system works when it comes to POC, but still . . . .

  • Smith Jane

    You had me until you mentioned Teedra... She is NOT underrated. Teedra is MEDIOCRE at best. Seriously, there is a reason why she's been in the game for almost 20 years and has yet to break into mainstream.

  • Jackie Byrd

    I don't think they are wanting white acceptance. They remain great actresses regardless of an award, so winning an award is just a stepping stone, not what makes them. but that would be kinda rude to not be happy when someone is rewarding you for something.

  • Kita Williams

    These specific roles were developed for and by people of OUR race. Also, Uzo broke a record by being the first woman ever to receive 2 awards for the same series (last year for comedy and this year in the drama series). Let's be congrstulatory and not discriminate against women who worked hard and deserved it

  • Kita Williams

    The graphic sex was between her and a black man

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    "I JUST TALKED TO DEBBIE AND...WHAT'S UP WITH YOU AND RITA?"

  • Kita Williams

    If that's not their goal or dream, why cry? These women worked their asses of for their talent to be recognized by all.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Rita who?

  • Kita Williams

    Especially when you're BETTER

  • Kita Williams

    And she's alongside production with Denzel to star in a 10 part play turned movie

  • Neicey

    Lol. Oops. My race issues creeping out

  • Kita Williams

    She mentioned Meagan Good for a couple reasons (at least from what I can deduce): 1. Always being type cast as ONLY being able to fit into one role while fighting for broader selections and 2. Having a brief stint as a leading black woman on primetime television. Though the show got cancelled it opened her up with movies to explore a different side of her acting career. But even still Meagan had better been on the phone thanking Viola lol

  • Kita Williams

    People who don't know black history...

  • Kita Williams

    It's only embarrassing to the system that tried hard to hold us down. And it's never too late for "firsts" as their will be many generations after us that will know we too broke barriers. How many years have these women been honing their craft? Decades! It's just now no one can systematically create an excuse to hose them out of their well earned and deserved accolades. And believe me, their are many Shonda Rimes out there and she is actually building a production LEGACY. Her old intern is the lead writer for HTGAWM and she is the oversight. You continue the legacy of creating a lane for your people by passing on the knowledge to those who share your same passion to create a more diverse lane in a predominantly white road. We as black people are becoming pioneers for other ethnicities to also prove that they are some of the best and they too are beginning to fight for adequate television representation other than what white people stereotype them as

  • 1/8

    I would be proud to win a NAACP award or an Essence award, but BET? NOPE! I wouldn't even show up for that bullish)t.

  • Kita Williams

    But Christian Bale plays a crackhead and everyone is all "wow what a performance" black people love to degrade and debase each other without focusing on the range of their skill. Crackhead or pilot if someone makes you forget you're watching a character and they pull you into the writing they are good and deserving of fair representation and competition at award shows. Last night I can honestly say that in the categories the competition was FIERCE black and white. This was the first time in a long time where I've been like "wow.... That's a tough choice" bc everyone is SLAYING their roles

  • howard_student

    I wonder how Kerry Washington feels

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was so proud of them last night. Maybe the Oscars will get a hint. Wishful thinking...

  • TheRealLee

    When I said embarrassing, I obviously meant both the process and systems, not the individuals seldom recognize. But yes, strides are being made.

  • digal704

    Probably because they were created by and for a different race. The other thing to remember is you don't have to understand everything. It's okay not to.

  • digal704

    Happy

  • digal704

    When she slapped the taste out of her husband's mouth she did. Unless that was a love tap.

  • Afiya

    Congrats to the winners!! Reading these comments, some of you sound so IGNORANT :smh: These ladies won for their body of work, not for the color of their skin :smh: so you would turn down a raise cause it came from the "opressor"? Yall sound like some trolls that don't want to see ANYONE of color get rewarded and accepted. STOP THE HATE!!!

  • Zeze Cooper

    I wonder how Taraji feels

  • Neicey

    Lol. He was cheating and lying. It just seemed appropriate. But I do believe Viola is a good actor and deserved the award. I just thought she got it cause of the white husband. I don't think she would have won the emmy with a black husband. Jmo. Don't kill me for it.

  • digal704

    I won't kill you.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Based on the way she hugged Viola before her acceptance speech, I'd say she's happy for her. And Kerry had tears in her eyes, they good.

  • Nik

    Hi Lorenzo. Harmless question: in terms of crossing over, do mean "the others" as in other "minority" groups or white folks?

  • Nik

    Nicely stated.

  • Hugga Bunch

    She will slay that role.

  • Judi Lauren

    Don't count EBT awards Auntie Sandra.... theys owned by massa now....

  • Nik

    I see the point about not looking for validation from white people. It's a big deal and honor to win if the goal is recognition, more opportunities, etc. Whenever blacks break through a glass ceiling, it lessens the trepidation and self defeat other blacks my feel and experience at the thought of making it in a white world. But, if they are feeling good because white people finally recognize them, that's a different story altogether. If it doesn't result in an enhanced career, I don't care if Massa' take don't me off the plantation and into da Big House.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    White folks. They don't go out of their way to prove themselves for any of our markets. They don't have to cuz say Eminem got booed by blacks, well, white folks are convinced he's a dope rapper so his pockets and career will survive with or without the black nod of approval. IMO, I think blacks spend so much effort seeking validation so we can start earning that crossover money; commercial money.

    So many of us have gone to college and earned degrees, some have advanced degrees. I always argue the point that when it comes to corporate america, we're still seeking validation. Black folks have to be crazy to think, with your degree, you're actually competing with Susan or Jared. Nope, you're competing with Shanice and Darius for a position. I'm pre-tangent right now, but yeah.

  • Nik

    I think Uzo is the actress who was about to quit acting then she got the role.

  • Kim

    Hunt when that wig came off and that make up that's the real meaning of I woke up like this

  • Canary Red™

    "I’ve yet to see a black person cry and shake when they win an NAACP Image Award or BET or Essence Awards"

    FLATLINE___________________?

  • Kinggg

    Girl this post is nonsense seeking acceptance from the oppressor as if our own people support anybody, on a daily y'all tear beyonce and Jay down for simply walking down the street, tear other black artist down day after day between black twitter/theshaderoom and y'all want these people to seek acceptance from you ? Please

  • Kinggg

    lol mean while Nicki has performed every year at the BET awards since she's been out, she's been a non stop promoter of BET so don't even act like that it has nothing to do with the artist and more with the viewers, why is the VMAS lowest rated award show still higher than BET awards ? They have a wider view range while people DO NOT tune in for NO BET awards where as they do for VMAS AND EMA:

  • Kinggg

    This post is so dumb, I agree with you 100% violia speech had nothing to do with ACCEPTANCE it was more of an honor that for years a black woman has never won in that catergory. These people are annoying

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "Sandra, do you think your blog would survive if you relied solely on ad dollars and clicks from Black America?"
    ^^^^^^
    Of course it would. What do you mean?

  • ShameTheDevil

    Thank you

  • ShameTheDevil

    Exactly

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    That was MY opinion, but thanks for yours....

  • sunni_daze

    I loved the support shown and given by these sistahs. Maybe the tears come from beating the others at their own game. Either way Viola, Kerry, Regina, and Uzo were all winners.

  • EasyBreezy

    Yes, they are good. Great to know there is support and acceptance among the actresses mentioned.

  • chappedlippz

    Yes, Black is making a COMEBACK!!!!!

  • Hugga Bunch

    Yep! Those 3 ladies are leading the pact on purpose. And they represent well, Luv it all!

  • Jefferson Leroy Jefferson

    When the blacks that win look up at the skies(crying like the accomplishment just solved world poverty) do they really think a Human God is applauding them from his or her living room couch, nestled in the rustic suburbs of Heaven?

  • Nik

    I agree with your point of view. I think this is one reason why, despite other groups having had a history of oppression, genocide, and slavery, they manage to flourish in some way because they value their own culture and see white culture only as a means to an end. We are the only cultural group that thinks white validation is a sign of making it.

  • Jefferson Leroy Jefferson

    Anytime blacks win a award (out of the many awards given to free blacks) why do I feel like a old negro spiritual should be played during the acceptance tear jerk speech.

  • Nik

    I like Gabby as an actress, but I will admit she plays the same role all the time.

  • Showtime

    She can perform every year all she wants but that doesn't change what I said. She values a VMA more than a BET Award. Why? Your comment doesn't even make sense. As I said I am not with the shucking and jiving. Nicki popped off way before MTV knew she existed. Audience has nothing to do with it. Artists hold the power. When the Grammys refused to televise the rap categories Jay-Z boycotted them. Why allow them to use you for ratings while they refuse to recognize and award your talent on air. They didn't nominate her-she was mad about it and publicly stated as such yet still went and performed for them and no she doesnt need that audience as she is already established. Tap tap tap...you hear that shucking and jiving?

  • william43

    Compare Kerry's acting to Davis's and then answer the question.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Thank you. I'm so glad you also get it.

  • CrazySexyKool

    i gotta watch at least one episode of that show

  • Rob

    Agreed.