2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Out of the 13 awards presented at the 23rd annual SAG awards, seven were to individual winners and casts of color. Among them, Hidden Figures took the top honor of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion picture, Moonlight's Mahershala Ali won Outstanding Supporting Actor and Denzel Washington and Viola Davis took home awards for best actor and outstanding supporting actress respectively.
With the Oscar's later this month with a much more diverse line up than last year's ceremony, we can only think about Viola Davis' speech at the 2015 Emmy award ceremony:
"You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. Here is to all the writers...people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black."
Congratulations to the SAG winners and this year's Oscar nominees. May the world recognize you for your strength and see that you for all of the value you that you possess.