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Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2017 - Watch Her Speech (Video)

Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2017 - Watch Her Speech (Video)

Viola Davis just won her first Oscar ever for her work in Fences and she gave an extremely emotional speech!

The 51-year-old actress spoke on stage about the huge honor after being nominated three times over the years.

“People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say, exhume those bodies…exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big, and never saw those stories to fruition…I became an artist and thank god I did…. We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” Viola said during her speech.

“Here’s to [playwright] August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people,” Viola said.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Armani Prive custom gown.

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2017 Oscars, Oscars, Viola Davis

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  • Gina

    Well deserved and graciously accepted.

  • shoes4life

    Congratulations!