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Kate Beckinsale, Elizabeth Banks, & Viola Davis Celebrate Female Oscar Noms!

Kate Beckinsale and Elizabeth Banks pose for a cute photo at the 2018 Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party on Friday (March 2) at Crustacean in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Other ladies in attendance included Viola Davis, Michelle Monaghan, Andrea Riseborough, Ali Larter, Maura Tierney, Heather Graham, and Janet Montgomery.

The Women in Film party is held ahead of the Oscars every year to celebrate all of the female nominees!

FYI: Kate is wearing a Ester Abner look with Marli earrings and a Borgioni ear cuff. Elizabeth is wearing a Max Mara jumpsuit. Viola is wearing a BCBG dress. Michelle is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the Women in Film party… More Here! »

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Olivia Wilde, Emma Stone & Margot Robbie Celebrate Female Oscar Nominees!

Olivia Wilde looked so chic while celebrating female Oscar nominees!

The 33-year-old actress stepped out at the event presented by Women in Film on Friday (March 2) at Crustacean in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Olivia Wilde

She was joined by her husband Jason Sudeikis as well as Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, Lea Michele and Greta Gerwig.

Other attendees included Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Andie MacDowell, Viola Davis, Kate Flannery, Keegan-Michael Key, Cynthia Blaise and Eiza Gonzalez.

FYI: Emma is wearing a Givenchy dress and Repossi jewelry. Margot is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana outfit. Greta is wearing Oscar de la Renta. Olivia is wearing a Bella Freud suit. Eiza is wearing a Rasario dress. Lea is wearing a DVF top, Styland trousers, Chloe Gosselin shoes, Yael Sonia earrings, and Dean Davidson rings.

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Viola Davis Speaks Out About Her Own Experiences With Sexual Harassment

Viola Davis is on the cover of the latest issue of PorterEdit, out now.

Here’s what the How To Get Away With Murder actress had to say…

On how women of color are typecast: “I’m 52 and darker than a paper bag. Women who look like me are relegated to the back of the bus, auditioning for crackheads and mammas and the person with a hand on her hip who is always described as ‘sassy’ or ‘soulful’.”

On how Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get five times her pay: “I don’t want to tell anyone what to do, but I think Jessica Chastain did a really boss move with Octavia Spencer [on their upcoming movie, yet to be announced] by saying Octavia’s got to be paid the same as her. She actually upped Octavia’s quote for that movie because she took a salary cut. I think Caucasian women have to stand in solidarity with us. And they have to understand we are not in the same boat. Even a lot of female-driven events in Hollywood, like power luncheons, which I’ve been to, and are awesome by the way, there will be 3,000 women in that room and five of them are women of color. And it’s by invite! So, you’re not even inviting us.”

On her personal experiences of sexual harassment: “Oh no, not only do I have my own story, I have my own stories. I am telling you, I have had men touch me in inappropriate ways throughout my childhood. I have had men follow me on any given day, and I am saying during the day, at one o’clock in the afternoon, and expose themselves to me. I remember one day, when I was 27, waiting at the bus stop in Rhode Island for my niece to get out of pre-school. I was probably there 25 minutes, and I am not lying because I counted, 26 cars drove by with men in them who solicited me, harassed me, yelled at me, verbally abused me. Some of these men had baby seats in the back. And yeah, it makes you feel like crap, it makes you feel like, what would a childhood be if that were removed? And it’s hard to separate that stain from who you are. You tattoo it on yourself. Those personal experiences have allowed me to feel compassion for the women who have spoken up.”

For more from Viola, visit Net-A-Porter.com.

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Viola Davis & Lupita Nyong'o Will Play Mother & Daughter in 'The Woman King'

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o are teaming up for a new movie – and we are beyond excited!

The two Oscar-winning actress will be playing mother and daughter in the upcoming drama The Woman King.

Based on true events, The Woman King is about “Nanisca (Viola), a general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi (Lupita), who come together to fight the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.,” according to THR.

Viola won the Supporting Actress Oscar last year for her role in Fences, while Lupita won back in 2014 for her Supporting Actress role in 12 Years a Slave.

No word yet when production will begin.

Olivia Pope & Annalise Keating Meet in Shondaland Crossover Episode!

Kerry Washington‘s Olivia Pope and Viola Davis‘ Annalise Keating are meeting for the first time in the Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder crossover episode airing TONIGHT (March 1) on ABC!

In the first hour of the episode airing during Scandal, Olivia gets a visit from Annalise, who needs help fast-tracking a judicial reform class action suit to the United States Supreme Court.

Photos have been released from the episode and Annalise and Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) get the chance to meet with former President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and current President Grant (Bellamy Young).

In the photos from How to Get Away with Murder, it looks like Annalise and Olivia get to the Supreme Court!

Make sure to tune in at 9/8c on ABC to watch the crossover episode!

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