Viola Davis Responds to Nancy Lee Grahn’s Criticism Over Her Emmys Acceptance

And when asked by the reporter if she was specifically speaking about Grahn, she replied, “Yes, I don’t know that I want to say more about that”.


Meanwhile, Davis finally gave her response to the criticism of soap opera actress Nancy Lee Grahn on Twitter for her momentous win and speech at the 2015 Emmy Awards. After 12 years of bumping Matt Damon, it was Jimmy Kimmel who said he wasn’t going to be apologizing to the star anymore. “It means that our medium portrays women and people of color as not just being an accessory but being worthy of their own three-dimensional, multi-faceted story… that we don’t have to be ideal, we have to be human and we should have that right”.

WANT MORE? Keep up with all the latest late-night coverage by subscribing to our newsletter. ABC News recently shared how Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon made a decision to go to couple’s therapy to see if they can work through their problems. I’m [a woman’s] advocate since I became one.

“If there has been any backlash, it’s that all people want to feel included in a speech”, Davis, 50, acknowledged to The New York Times. “It was the first time an African-American woman had won in that category”. I think she’s the bees knees but she’s elite of TV performers. “I heard Harriet Tubman and I thought, “It’s a f–ing Emmy for gods sake”.


‘I apologize 2 anyone who I offended. My intention was not to take this historic and important moment from Viola Davis or other women of color but I realize that my intention doesn’t matter here because that is what I ended up doing. I usually go inside my head and start overthinking things whenever something good happens and talk myself out of the joy.

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