Viola Davis can now add Oscar winning actress to her name! She just won her first Academy Award! Celebrate inside…
First, Viola Davis kicked off 2017 by accepting the first Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the year. Then, she nabbed a Golden Globe. Now, 2017 just got sweeter as she's the newest Best Supporting Actress!
The FENCES star, who looked amazing in custom Armani, won her FIRST Academy Award for her role in the drama after being nominated three times. She was up for Best Actress in 2012 for The Help and Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for Doubt.
In her powerful acceptance speech (did we expect anything less than tear-jerker poetry?!), she revealed that people always ask her what type of stories she wants to tell. Her response?
“Exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of people who dreamed big and never saw them into fruition,” she explained. “I became an artist, and Thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
Viola thanked playwright August Wilson saying, “So heres to August Wilson who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.”
She also thanked her “captain” Denzel Washington with an emotional statement saying, “Thank you for putting two entities in the driving seat, August and God. And they served you well.”
Then, she broke down in tears thanking her parents, husband and daughter Genesis, along with everyone she worked with on the film.
We're obsessed with this woman's power, and even more obsessed with her getting that EGOT crown as she's just a Grammy away!