Viola attends BAFTA: A Life in Pictures: Viola Davis – Photocall

Viola attended the BAFTA: A Life in Pictures: Viola Davis – Photocall. She looked beautiful. I added some gorgeous HQ images to the gallery.

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Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 15 | BAFTA: A Life in Pictures: Viola Davis – Photocall

Viola attends Preview Screening Of ‘Fences’ And Q&A

I added a few HQ images from the Preview Screening Of ‘Fences’ And Q&A that Viola attended yesterday and also some beautiful portraits. Enjoy!

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Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 14 | Preview Screening Of ‘Fences’ And Q&A
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 14 | Preview Screening Of ‘Fences’ And Q&A – Inside
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Viola attends the 74th Golden Globe Awards

Sorry I’m posting these just now. But I hope you still enjoy lots of HQs from Viola’s night at the Golden Globes on Sunday. She looked beautiful as always and I’m so happy for her win.


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Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 8 | Golden Globe Awards
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 8 | Golden Globe Awards – Ceremony
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 8 | Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 8 | Golden Globe Awards – HBO Party
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 8 | Golden Globe Awards – Warner Bros. & InStyle Party

Viola wins Golden Globe

Sorry for posting this so late. I’m sick at home 🙁

Congrats to Viola! This is so deserved.

Viola gets her star on the Walk of Fame

Viola finally got her star on the Walk Of Fame and I couldn’t be happier for her. She totally deserves this. She looked stunning and her daughter is just the cutest and I absolutely loved Meryl Streep’s speech.

I updated the gallery with over 800 HQ images from that special day. Enjoy!

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Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 5 | Viola Davis Walk Of Fame Ceremony
Viola Davis Online > 2017 > January 5 | Viola Davis Walk Of Fame Ceremony – Celebration

Viola Davis Challenges the System: If a Movie Isn’t Diverse, It Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Win an Oscar

“Art has got to be inclusive. The landscape of America is not what it was. The demographics have changed.”

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its progressive approach to onscreen representation (see: #OscarsSoWhite rounds one and two), but 2016 delivered several films that break the norm—including Fences. The Denzel Washington-directed movie is based on a play by August Wilson, and chronicles the unraveling marriage of a black couple in 1950s Pittsburgh.

MarieClaire.com spoke to Viola Davis (side note: she 💯 percent deserves an Oscar for this magnificent role) about Fences’ feminism, why the Academy should pull a BAFTAs and demand diversity, and—oh yeah—the time she was recognized by fans while peeing.

Marie Claire: The BAFTAs just announced that starting in 2019, they’ll only consider films that are diverse in representation both on and off screen. Do you think the Academy should do the same?

Viola Davis: “Yeah, I think it would be absolutely wonderful because here’s the thing, sometimes people need to be thrust into change. You do. Change is something we avoid because we just migrate to what we’re used to—not to what’s right. Any change that’s ever come has come at a point in history where it’s violent and it’s passionate. It’s like a famous motivational speaker said: ‘If you’re afraid of diving into something, then just dive into it afraid.’ That’s what I believe should happen with the whole diversity issue. Art has got to be inclusive. The landscape of America is not what it was. The demographics have changed. Everyone is fighting, they are hungry to see their own images. It can sell, and it can be great. We have to know that. I don’t think it’s stifling voices, either. I think it’s encouraging voices. So yes, I think it would be wonderful if the Academy was asked to do the same.”

MC: What can Fences teach us about early feminism? History books have white-washed the feminist movement, but the real history of powerful women is very intersectional, and I loved how Rose made her voice heard while still sticking to her traditional role as “wife.”

VD: “Absolutely, that’s the beauty of what Wilson wrote. He wrote a liberated women in 1957. I don’t think Rose is aware that’s who she is, she plays the role that was given to her in 1957—a year that had the highest rate of alcoholics, the highest rate of depression at that time. Our only role was in the house, and that’s when we meet Rose. In the house. That’s where her purpose lies until it’s taken from her. That’s where a person’s true nature comes out—whether they’re going to sink or swim. When it’s taken away from Rose, you see how she swims. Her moment of liberation comes when she realizes she contributed to the demise of her marriage, and the demise of herself. To me, that’s true liberation. Strength, to me, is the internal struggle of stepping into one’s self. That’s what Rose does.”

MC: So many of the issues we’re dealing with as women now are the same as they were in the ’50s—decades later.

VD: “When I was a young women, you just kind of fell in step with whatever role society gave you. There’s an idea that there’s a definitive definition of success—until you get to middle age and realize success is an individual definition of what will make you happy. What will fulfill you in life. Coming to that conclusion is a path of self-awareness, and is completely separate from what society has defined. It’s very hard for women—because women today, our roles are a reaction to not wanting to be like our moms were. But what does that mean? We still have the highest rate of binge-drinking. We still are overly stressed. We still have a really skewed definition of what strength is. Rose realizes that the only answer to where she needs to go in life lies within herself. That’s the biggest message the movie gives to women. The only answer lies within you.”

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Viola is nominated for a SAG!

Congratulations to Viola on her Screen Actors Guild nomination!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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