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Best Supporting Actress Oscars Category Makes History in 2017

The Best Supporting Actress category for the 2017 Oscars is making history for an amazing reason.

It is the first time in Oscars history where three black female performers were nominated in an acting category at the same time. It is also the first time that three black artists hold a majority in any category.

Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer are nominated for their work in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures, respectively.

This is not the first time three actors of color were nominated in the same category.

Most recently, this happened in 2006 where Adriana Barraza (Babel), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) were nominated in the same category.

If you missed it, see the full list of nominations here!

Viola Davis Says Acting In 'Fences' Was 'Very Much Like Shakespeare'!

Viola Davis has already earned herself the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for her work in Fences at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards – but she admits that the whole language of it all was quite “difficult.”

“I mean Denzel [Washington] had a 13-page monologue, I had a four-page monologue and [Wilson] has a tendency to write monologues that are very rapid, that are like rants, so you got to keep it going, but its got to be felt,” the 51-year-old actress explained during a panel at the new BUILD Studio on Tuesday (January 17) in New York City.

“You cannot leave out a word. It’s very much like Shakespeare in that sense,” Viola added (via PageSix). “You can’t leave out an ‘and’ or a ‘but’ or you mess up the whole poetry of the line. In fact, when you would rehearse with August, if you missed an ‘and’ or a ‘but’ you’d have to go back and do it again.”

That same day, Viola was spotted all smiles while making her way out of Good Morning America after promoting Fences.


Viola Davis Discusses Shooting An Emotional Scene In ‘Fences’

FYI: Viola is wearing a cinnabar velvet tuxedo blazer and flares by MICHAEL Michael Kors.

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Viola Davis Promotes Her New Film 'Fences' in London

Viola Davis is all smiles as she attends a special screening of her new film Fences at the BFI Southbank theater on Saturday (January 14) in London, England.

The 51-year-old actress looked pretty in blue as she answered questions about the film and her life after the screening.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Viola Davis

In case you missed it, Viola recently won her first Golden Globe award for her performance in Fences.

Viola‘s hit ABC show How to Get Away with Murder returns to TGIT on Thursday, January 26.

10+ pictures inside of Viola Davis attending the Fences screening…

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Viola Davis & James Franco to Star in New Lifetime Movies!

Viola Davis and James Franco are both heading to Lifetime for new original movies!

The Oscar-nominated actress will be starring alongside Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Burstyn, and Catalina Sandino Moreno in the upcoming film Custody.

Custody revolves around three women brought together when hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz (Moreno), has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son. Ally Fisher (Panettiere), a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman (Davis), a veteran of the Family Court System. It will premiere on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm.

James will be starring in High School Lover, his second movie with Lifetime.

Click inside for the synopsis of James’ upcoming movie… More Here! »

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ICYMI: The 7 Most Powerful/Tearjerking/Beautiful Speeches of the Golden Globes 2017 -- Watch Now

From Meryl Streep‘s political prose to Ryan Gosling‘s touching gratitude for his family, the speeches were strong at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The best part of the Golden Globes is you never know what you’re going to get. Last night’s speeches gave us a wide range of emotions from the winners — from shock to gratitude to sheer pleasure. And, no surprise, there was a fair share of political poignancy.

Here is a glimpse of our favorite seven speeches from the evening:

Yellow is The Second Most Popular Color at the Golden Globes 2017 -- Who Wore it Best

Maisie Williams, Kerry Washington, Emily Ratajkowski and Reese Witherspoon were just a handful of stars who dared to wear yellow at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Yellow was the second most popular color of the night at the Golden Globes, which is notorious for sprinkling a rainbow of colors on the red carpet and in the show.

Despite being a difficult color to pull off, the following stars did it with style and grace.

Click inside to see who rocked yellow best…

Viola Davis Addresses Trump Backstage at Golden Globes 2017

Viola Davis was standing on stage beside Meryl Streep when she delivered her powerful speech addressing Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes and she addressed the President-elect backstage in the winners room.

The actress won the award for Best Supporting Actress and she shared her feelings on the issues in America and how it’s a much bigger problem than just Trump.

VIDEO: Watch Meryl Streep‘s full speech at the Golden Globes

“I want to, believe it or not, remove Trump from the equation. Because I feel like it’s bigger than him,” Viola said (via Buzzfeed). “I believe that it is our responsibility to uphold what it is to be an American, and what America is about, and the true meaning of what it means to pursue the American dream. I think that America in and of itself has been an affirmation, but I think that we’ve fallen short a lot.”

“Because there was no way that we can have anyone in office [who] is not an extension of our own belief system. So then, what does that say about us? And I think that — if you answer that question, then I think that says it all,” she added.

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