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Viola Davis: Nancy Lee Grahn's tweet about Emmy winner's speech goes viral, General Hospital actress apologizes

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General Hospital‘s Nancy Lee Grahn has issued an apology for a tweet she sent out after Viola Davis made history by being the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on How to Get Away with Murder. Accepting her award, Davis gave a moving speech, quoting Harriet Tubman and discussing the ongoing battle for black actresses in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Grahn took to Twitter to share her thoughts, saying:

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645796604692160512

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Immediately receiving backlash from followers, Grahn started replying to many of the tweets. Some of her responses are below:

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645813629997023232

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645814166977048576

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645819738325540864

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645820807722106880

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645823452096565248

After staying up most of the night apologizing to her followers, Grahn sent out a few general apology tweets on the matter:

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645834023458045954

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645848478971654145

https://twitter.com/NancyLeeGrahn/status/645914373047779332

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