Viola Davis is aiming for an Emmy repeat this weekend.

The How to Get Away With Murder star is a contender for Outstanding Lead actress in a Drama Series, a category she won last year.

Though she has an Emmy victory on her rsum, Davis isnt necessarily more relaxed because of her trophy going into Sundays awards ceremony, airing on ABC.

Youre never more relaxed, but not just because you want to win. Thats not why, she told ABC News. Its just the eyes that are on you; the expectation thats on you.

Despite that, Davis noted shes not in show business to win awards.

Ive become an adult. I have a child. Ive done the work in understanding that life is about more than awards and just a big realization that I got into it because I love work, Davis, 51, said.

In 2015, Davis made history, becoming the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

In her acceptance speech, the actress said in part: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.


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