Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

VIOLA DAVIS WINS OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (867 hits)

Viola Davis won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Fences" on Sunday night, her first win after being nominated two previous times, and she didn't downplay her win as she went onstage and gave a moving acceptance speech.

"We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life," she said of the importance of being an actor.

"So here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people," she added, referring to the playwright of the stage play on which her movie is based.

The win makes Davis the first black woman to win at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys. She won an Emmy in 2015 for lead actress in a drama series for "How to Get Away With Murder," and in 2001 she won a Tony for "King Hedley II" (she won another in 2010 for the Broadway version of "Fences").
Posted By: Tanisha LaVerne Grant
Monday, February 27th 2017 at 4:57PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
MORGAN FREEMAN TO BE HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 2018 SAG AWARDS
SEE WHY THIS BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE PROPOSAL WITH CHESTER, PA RESIDENTS DRE GRANT & KENIESHA DAVIS IS GOING VIRAL!
JOHN SINGLETON'S SNOWFALL GETS RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON ON FX
CINEMATOGRAPHER JOHN BAILEY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION SCIENCES
BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY TEAMS UP WITH MEET THE AUTHORS FOR AUGUST 12TH LITERACY AND LEARNING FAIR
YIPPEE! OUR GIRL TANIKA RAY RETURNS TO EXTRA AS CO-HOST
THE 4TH ANNUAL SOURCE360 FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE CULTURAL EPICENTER OF DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT INTERVIEWS HIP HOP MOGUL RUSSELL SIMMONS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "ROMEO IS BLEEDING"
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
tanisha laverne grant has logged 46804 blog subscribers!
elynor moss has logged 42743 blog subscribers!
reginald culpepper has logged 2467 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Member Activity
cornelius turner just edited his profile. 12:29AM
amouri jones just became a new member. 01:17AM
rodaysha mccallum just became a new member. 05:17PM
reece wright just became a new member. 05:13PM
cassie jackson just edited her profile. 10:05PM
cassie jackson just answered a new question. 09:35PM
cassie jackson just became a new member. 09:32PM
kiendra williams just became a new member. 03:11PM
yvette hamilton just edited her profile. 02:56AM
tricia butler wade just edited her profile. 07:43PM
tricia butler wade just became a new member. 07:33PM
raven williams just became a new member. 11:29AM
>> more | invite friends