While CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is always Thursday night’s highest rated show, it is ABC and their TGIT line-up that always comes out the night’s biggest winner.
Thanks to Shondaland and her trifecta of female-led shows (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder), ABC was once again able to top all other major networks in both viewership (8 million) and demo (2.1).
“‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’
“That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
Viola, Regina and Uzo Join a Short List of Black Actresses Who Have Won Emmys
Viola Davis, Regina King and Uzo Aduba all won awards during last night’s 67th Annual Emmy telecast.
Viola walked away with one of the evening’s most prized statuettes: that for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. This is the fourth major award Davis has picked up for her portrayal of Annalise Keating on the ABC hit drama How to Get Away with Murder.
Black Actresses May Not Be Making Strides in Hollywood After All
Remember earlier this year when we were inundated on an almost daily basis with news of black actress after black actress being picked to lead or co-lead new shows this fall season? Well, now that promo for many of those shows have kicked off, I am starting to see a disturbing trend.
Back in May networks held their Upfront events where they attempt to convince advertisers to support their shows. It was then we got our first look at Quantico, a new police drama from ABC. The Hollywood Reporter, and many other sites, reported Aunjanue Ellis as having landed the Female Lead. However, one look at Quantico’s trailer shows that to be absolutely false.