For an actor, receiving a SAG award is very important because it's a recognition of outstanding achievement from fellow actors. At last night's awards ceremony, Viola Davis had the audience on their feet with her empowering acceptance speech. Watch here

Mrs Davis took home "The Actor" for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. She did not plan on making a speech but when she reached the stage she thanked Shonda Rhimes for thinking a

"mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me."

She wore her natural hair, as she did at the Oscars in 2012 and has at several high-profile events. She’s said that her husband encouraged her to go without her wig: “He said,

"If you want to wear it for your career, that’s fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!’ It’s a powerful statement.”

This statement translates over to her character, Annalise Keating, who wears wigs in her public life and takes off her wig at the end of the day, showcasing reality of so many women in America who wake up and go to be NATURAL!

How To Get Away With Murder returns this Thursday night. Catch a preview of the new episode here

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