Watch Viola Davis on "Ellen" (Video) | Playbill

News Watch Viola Davis on "Ellen" (Video) Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Sept. 20. Davis earned the award for her role as Professor Annalise Keating on "How to Get Away with Murder." She appeared on "Ellen" Sept. 24 to discuss making history and receiving a post-award gift from Oprah Winfrey.

Watch videos of Davis' appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show below:

Watch Davis' emotional acceptance speech below:

Davis has appeared on Broadway as Vera in Seven Guitars, Tonya in King Hedley II and Rose in Fences She won Tony Awards for her performances in King Hedley II and Fences.

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