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Is there a reason why anyone shouldn’t be excited? 2 of our favourite TV stars have been nominated for the Emmy awards in the category of outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series. Not only are we excited that these very talented actresses, Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis, have been recognised for their efforts in keeping us glued to Empire and How to get away with murder, they are making history.

This is the first time in the history of the Emmys that 2 black women are being recognised in that category and guess what? It will also be historical should any of them win seeing that no black woman has gotten that award ever before.

The announcement which was made yesterday by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum alongside Uzo Aduba from the Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black and CatDeeley, the host of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, saw Claire Danes in Homeland, Robin Wright in House of Cards, Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men and Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black, in the same category with Viola and Taraji.

The first time a black woman got nominated in this category was in 1995 and the next time was in 2013 when Kerry Washington got nominated for her role in scandal but none of these 2 were able to take home the award.

Looking at the contenders in this category, you will agree that they are also good acts in popular TV series but who do you really think will win the title?

From all of us at SoTectonic, we wish the nominees, all the best, particularly Taraji and Viola.


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