After receiving a standing ovation, Morgan took the stage to thank her family and fans before acknowledging the significance of her win.
“I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do,” she said. “Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation … they can strive to be the best.”
“I need to thank the fans and everybody sitting at home,” she added. “They embraced me when I came on this show and I am so immensely proud of our generation. We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”
Morgan joined the CBS drama in 2013.