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Viola Davis Thought She Was Bombing During Legendary Emmy Speech

Remember two months ago, when it felt like the world stopped for a moment to pay full attention to Viola Davis’s powerful Emmy acceptance speech for Outstanding Actress in a Drama. In retrospect, the speech is undeniable, but at the time it didn’t feel that way to Davis, who told Seth Meyers last night that all she heard was silence. Later, she tells Meyers she hasn’t watched the speech in playback. Don’t worry, Viola, we’ve watched it enough for you.

Viola Davis Thought Emmy Speech Bombed