Oscar : Viola Davis wins best supporting actress for Fences

She has finally won an Oscar!
Actress Viola Davis walked away with the Best Supporting actress award at the Oscars that held last night.

The actress won the best supporting actress for her performance as Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washington’s former baseball pro, in Fences. Davis, 51, beat Michelle Williams (for Manchester by the Sea), Naomie Harris (for Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (for Lion) and Octavia Spencer (for Hidden Figures) to the award.

The actress gave an emotional speech “I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life”.

It was a widely anticipated victory for Davis, who had already taken the equivalent prize at the Golden Globes, Baftas and Screen Actors Guild awards. Davis was previously Oscar nominated for Doubt in 2008 and The Help in 2011; this is her first win.

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