30 Rock's Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance in a year, since his near fatal accident. Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) was the FIRST black Lead Actress winner in the history of the Emmys. And Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) made an emotional tribute to the transgender community. Three very powerful moments that happened on the Emmy stage last night that had viewers understandably in TATTERS.
Speaking for the first time, he said: "Thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family, my beautiful new wife, I'm here, standing on my own two feet... God bless all you for your prayers and positive thoughts for the last 15 months... I suffered a traumatic brain injury for 8 days. When I finally regained consciousness, I was just ecstatic to learn that I wasn't the one that messed up."
He then went on to say he was feeling a little more like himself, which means a lot of women were going to "get pregnant at the after party."
As for Viola Davis, there wasn't a dry eye in the house during her emotive speech... She quoted a line - "In my mind, I see a line. And over that line I see green fields, and beautiful white women with their arms overstretched over that line, but I can't seem to get over that line." "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." She then gave a shout out to Halle Berry, Kerry Washington and many more for help taking her over that line.
Jeffrey Tambor, meanwhile, dedicated his award to the transgender community, saying: "Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change."