Congrats are in order for both Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba.
At last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Davis won the outstanding lead drama award for her role in ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” making her the third actress of color to win the award.
Uzo Aduba won her first SAG award for her work on Netflix‘s Orange Is the New Black,’ for outstanding comedy actress.
Davis spoke with Variety about Hollywood moving in the right direction as far as multi-cultural casting, following the news of the lack of the color in the upcoming Academy Awards:
“It starts with the casting. It starts with the narratives. The narratives have got to be inclusive.
We’re in the 21st century now. People are multicultural now. We know more now about the world and what the world looks like, and it’s got to be reflected in the scripts!”
When asked about being recognized be her peers, Davis added:
“The acknowledgment of your work is great. You always want to feel like you’re affecting people and it’s great that you’re affecting just the masses, but to affect people who really k ow the process, too, it’s why we do what we do!”
You can see Viola Davis in ‘How To Get Away Murder” beginning this Thursday on ABC at 8/9c. You can catch Uzo Aduba this summer when the third season of Orange Is the New Black returns to Netflix.