Viola Davis made history on Sunday by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy for best drama series actress, but said there is still work that needs to be done in getting more diverse stories on screen.
She won for her role as the professor and defense attorney Annalise Keating in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, which is just beginning its second season.
In her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman.
"I can seem to get over that line," said Davis, who will be playing Tubman in an upcoming HBO movie.
"The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there," she said.