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Taraji P. Henson & Viola Davis Make History With Their Emmy Nominations — And Could Do It Again If Either Wins!

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Congratulations to Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis!

Not only did the stars of Empire and How To Get Away With Murder score Emmy nominations for their perf performances, they also made history!

How?

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This is the first time two African American women have been simultaneously nominated for lead actress in a drama series!

And if that comes as a shock, sit the eff down! Because if either of the talented ladies wins, it will be the first time EVER a black actress has won in the category!

Considering the dearth of minorities represented in 2015's Oscar noms, this is a big step for the small screen!

[Image via Alberto Reyes/Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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