Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The People’s Choice Awards aired Wednesday night and “How to Get Away with Murder” actress Viola Davis walked away with the award for “Favorite Actress in a Television Series.” Looking radiantly stunning in a full bodied pink dress and shoulder length tresses, the actress thanked her fans, husband and the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes for allowing her “classic beauty” to be seen on network television.  The comment was in response to the NYT TV critic, Alessandra Stanley, who called Davis “less classically beautiful” than her acting peer Halle Berry.

“Thank you Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Peter Nowalk for thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty.”

Other big winners of the night included Betty White, Maroon 5, Carrie UnderwoodIggy Azelea, Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams. Click here to see the full list and check it out Davis’ speech below:

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