Both Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis have been nominated for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series’ for How To Get Away With Murder and Empire. This will be the first time that two black women have earned an Emmy Nomination in the same year…in the same category!
Viola too to twitter to express her excitement:
“In great company with my sister @TherealTaraji! Also, @NiecyNash! Congrats to all on the outstanding work!” and “Such a wonderfully diverse list of talented artists recognized this year. So proud. Again, congrats to everyone!!! #Emmys”
Taraji posted a video on IG thanking the cookie monsters!
Congrats to the both of them.