Highlights From the Most-Talked About Women at the 2015 Emmy Awards

The 67th Emmy Awards were full of memorable moments, like Viola Davis to becoming the first African-American actress to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

It was also great to see some women behind the scenes be recognized for their work like Lisa Cholodenko, winner of Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, and Jane Anderson, winner of Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series.

And of course, the actresses who were celebrated on Sunday evening gave inspiring, emotional and even humorous acceptance speeches. 

Take a look back at some of the best quotes and highlights from the Emmy award-winning actresses in the gallery above. 

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Viola Davis | Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for "How to Get Away With Murder" "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."  Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AXN

Uzo Aduba | Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for "Orange Is The New Black" "If I could say thank you a thousand times, it wouldn't be enough." Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AXN

Julia Louis Dreyfus | Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for "Veep" "I'd like to honor all the women in this category. I love funny women. I love powerful, funny women." Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 

Allison Janney | Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for "Mom" "One serious thing: So many lives are touched by addiction and it is a privilege to work on a show that reminds us that there is hope." Photo Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Frances McDormand | Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for "Olive Kitteridge" "We're all here because of the power of the stories that need to be told. Sometimes that’s enough. Thank you." Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Regina King | Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for "American Crime" (On thanking her mother and grandmother) "I would not be here without them, and all of the things they taught me: the importance of grace, strength and courage, and all the wisdom they've infused in me." Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

"Inside Amy Schumer" | Outstanding Variety Sketch Series  And of course let's not forget how Amy Schumer thanked everyone, including her makeup artist. "Thanks everybody who has helped me … the girl who gave me this smokey eye. I really love it." Photo Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic