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Poll: Emmy Awards 2015: Social Significance Face-Off

From Tom Hanks talking emotionally about the "angels" of the AIDS epidemic to Patricia Arquette's declaration for women's rights, "It is our time to have wage equality once and for all,” awards shows have a long history of bringing attention to socially significant issues. Which of these moments of this year's Emmy ceremony do you consider to be most important?

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    Viola Davis at an event for The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)

    Viola Davis made history when she became the first black actress to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. Accepting the award for her performance in How to Get Away with Murder, she thanked other women of color, including fellow nominees Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, and Halle Berry: “Thank you for taking us over that line,” Davis said.
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    Jeffrey Tambor at an event for The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)

    Winning two major awards, the groundbreaking series Transparent did much to bring attention to and celebrate transgender individuals. Jill Solloway, after winning for Best Directing for a Comedy Series, told of the rights still being denied transgendered persons and publicized Jeffrey Tambor, as he accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, dedicating his award to the transgender community, saying: “Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your story, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of this change.”

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