September 17, 2016  •  Ali  •  No Comment  •  Articles

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 résumé, Davis isn’t necessarily more relaxed because of her trophy going into Sunday’s awards ceremony, airing on ABC.

“You’re never more relaxed, but not just because you want to win. That’s not why,” she told ABC News. “It’s just the eyes that are on you; the expectation that’s on you.”

Despite that, Davis noted she’s not in show business to win awards.

“I’ve become an adult. I have a child. I’ve 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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