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Viola Davis References Her 'Classic Beauty' in People's Choice Awards Speech

Viola Davis References Her 'Classic Beauty' in People's Choice Awards Speech

Viola Davis looks absolutely stunning while posing backstage at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (January 7) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress won the award for Favorite Actress In A New TV Series for her work on How to Get Away with Murder.

In her acceptance speech, Viola referenced the New York Times article that called her “less classically beautiful” than lighter-skinned actresses.

“Thank you Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty,” she said.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Escada dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Rauwolf bag, and Jacob & Co earrings.

Viola Davis – Acceptance Speech
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  • chloe

    She should only wear that color for the rest of forever. She looks AMAZING.

  • forrest gump

    …………AMEN.

  • Pennylane22

    I wish she had not succumbed to Hollyweird’s anti-natural hair stance. She is so beautiful, with her own natural hair. But she also has the right to change up her look as she sees fit.

  • Kim Jones

    Congratulations-She is so beautiful and carries herself like a Queen. Love the show.

  • Dee

    Simply beautiful!

  • Gina

    She didn’t succumb, she goes back & forth with her hairstyles, she always has.

  • NRW

    True class! Love this woman!!

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