Actress, Viola Davis has made history as the first and only African American actress to be nominated for the Oscars, 3 times. Davis has been nominated for her roles as best actress in 2012 for the film The Help and best supporting actress in 2009 for the film The Doubt.
She recently gave a stellar performance in the film, Fences and is more than deserving of this nomination. The stage play that was adapted into film by August Wilson, has received a tons of adoration. Davis, recently took home the Golden Globe for her role in Fences earlier this month. In true Davis fashion, she gave a soul-stirring and moving speech when talking about the film, her co-stars, and giving thanks to her father.
Before her Oscar nomination for Fences, Davis was tied with Whoopi Goldberg for most nominations by a black actress. Recently, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are so proud of all of this #BlackWomanMagic
-Kerri L. Hill