Viola Davis FINALLY Won Her First Golden Globe And Her Acceptance Speech Was EVERYTHING! [VIDEO]By: Monya Fleming
Viola Davis gave a heartfelt acceptance speech after winning a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday evening.
The 51-year-old actress choked back tears as she thanked her "Fences" co-star, Denzel Washington, for being an 'extraordinary leader' as he directed and acted in their film.
Viola looked stunning at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, wearing a yellow beaded Michael Kors gown.
The "How To Get Away With Murder" star won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Rose Maxson in the film "Fences."
Davis said in her acceptance speech, "This is my fifth nomination. I took all the pictures, went to the luncheon. But it’s right on time."
The actress gushed over Denzel, saying, "You know I’m a friend and a fan. Thank you for being an extraordinary leader, great actor, great director."
She closed out her speech with a touching tribute as she became emotions, "And to the original Troy, my father, Dan Davis, born in 1936. Groomed horses, had a fifth grade education, didn't know how to read until he was 15. But you know what? He had a story and it deserved to be told, and August Wilson told it."
Viola also was the presenter of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to Meryl Streep. Davis gave a funny glimpse into what it was working with Streep, a three-time Oscar-winning actress.
Davis stated, "You make me feel that what I have in me - my body, my face, my age - is enough. You realize that she sees you and, that like a high powered scanning machine, she is recording you. She is an observer and a thief. She reveals what she has stolen on that sacred place which is the screen. She makes the most heroic characters vulnerable, the most known familiar, the most despised relatable. Her artistry reminds us of the impact of what it means to be an artist, which is to make us feel less alone. I can only imagine where you go, Meryl, when you disappear into a character."
Davis also recently received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
"I cannot believe my life right now that Meryl Streep spoke at my star ceremony w/ my handsome husband, beautiful daughter & my family." pic.twitter.com/M5N3qhjXBI— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 6, 2017
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