Viola Davis Makes Oscars History
You might be aware that the Oscars 2017 nominations were announced yesterday.
And while everyone was obsessing over La La Land receiving a record-tying 14 nominations (the only other films to receive that many were Titanic and All About Eve), we also noticed another little piece of history being made…
Viola Davis quite deservedly received a nod for her role in Fences, meaning she has become the first black actress to receive three Oscar nominations… and we couldn’t be prouder of her for this remarkable achievement!
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Her ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category is a toughie though; she also goes against her former The Help co-star Octavia Spencer for her role in Hidden Figures. But since Viola Davis already won the Golden Globe for Fences a few weeks ago, we think the chances of her picking up an Oscar are pretty good.
This year’s Academy Awards are also record-breaking for black women in another way, as it’s the first time in Oscars history that three black women are nominated for a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award – Naomie Harris is also nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Moonlight.
This certainly makes a change from the “all white” Academy Awards of the last few years.
Good luck, ladies!
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