Kerry Washington on Viola Davis' Emmy Speech: It Was 'Bold and Honest and Beautiful'
"I was so proud of her and so moved by her speech, which I thought was incredibly courageous," Washington said
When Viola Davis took the stage at Sunday’s Emmys to receive her historic award for outstanding lead actress in a drama, her acceptance speech moved just about everyone, including fellow Shondaland star Kerry Washington.
“I was so proud of her and so moved by her speech, which I thought was incredibly courageous, just phenomenally bold and honest and beautiful,” Washington told Entertainment Weekly Editor Henry Goldblatt during a recent sit-down.
Even better, the award was presented by Taraji P. Henson
“As a woman and as a black woman, my head was exploding. It was so special,” Washington said. “And I was standing in the wings, so I got to give Regina one of her first hugs after winning.”