The Women of “HTGAWM”

The show “How to Get Away with Murder” has been taking audiences by storm ever since it first came out on ABC back in 2014. The show follows Middleton University based law professor Annalise Keating and the issues that they face in Philadelphia. Keating begins the series by being intertwined in a plot to end someone’s life. This is especially prescient as she is a criminal defense attorney, and now she must defend herself.

Keating eventually goes out and decides to start her own law firm. She takes on several of her favorite students as interns, taking on the likes of Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Laurel Castilla, Wes Gibbons, and Asher Millstone. These interns together are all known as “The Keating 5,” and they help their boss with whatever legal issue might arise. Keating also has several key employees, including Bonnie Winterbottom as well as Frank Delfino.

But what is interesting about this show, and what sets it apart from other crime shows, is the fact that women are the main characters. Women lawyers are the ones running the show, as opposed to the standard crime show whereby it is a man’s world. And people are loving it.

The television program has taken the United States by storm and has won lots of critical acclaim. Produced by Shonda Rhimes, HTGAWM takes the tried and true formula of your standard television crime drama and turns it on its head. With fantastic acting and a diverse class of all backgrounds, this show helps to demonstrate the complexities of the law with incredible accuracy.

Because of this, the cast and production team have been the recipients of a plethora of awards. For instance, Viola Davis won an emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, the first woman of African American descent to do so. She also won the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. In addition to Viola Davis, the NAACP Image Awards also nominated Cicely Tyson and Alfred Enoch for Outstanding Supporting Actor and actress in a Drama Series.

In addition to all of this, the show also won the American Film Institute Awards Television Program of the Year back in 2014. For a show which has only been on for a few seasons, those are some pretty incredible accomplishments.

We wanted to find out more about the actresses who are winning all of these awards for their incredible work. And it turns out that…

[post_page_title]Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom[/post_page_title]

Appearing kind and sweet, Assistant District Attorney Bonnie Winterbottom knows how to pull out the big guns and take the fight to the criminals when she needs to. Coming from a history of family abuse, Winterbottom worked her way to the top of the legal food chain, and ensured that anyone who had ever attacked her was put away for a very long time. She is a strong and central character to the show.

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