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Emmys 2015: Changing Roles, Changing History

History was made at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.

In the 66-year history of the Emmy Awards, 34 women have won the prestigious award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" — but not one of those women had been African-American.

Both Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis were nominated in this year's category, and Davis took home the award.

It was the first time an African-American woman has won in this category.

Watch the video above to see Shonda Rhimes, Alfre Woodward, Oprah Winfrey, and more talk women in television.

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