Gallery Update | The Help

Viola was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Aibileen Clark in the film The Help. This is a phenomenal film with a stellar performance by Viola.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > Films > 2011 | The Help

Producer Guild Awards

Last night Viola presented Shonda Rhimes the Norman Lear achievement award at the Producers Guild Awards. I have added images to the gallery from the event.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2016 > January 23 | Producers Guild Awards – Ceremony
Viola Davis Online > 2016 > January 23 | Producers Guild Awards – Press Room

Viola Davis’ Funny Pre-SAG Awards Beauty Process

OMG! LOVE this interview clip! As a single mom of a young daughter I get what she means! This interview shows why I love her so much!

The “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016 SAG Award nominee reveals how she juggles getting ready for Awards and children.

Viola Davis on Diversity: “Oscars Are a Symptom of a Much Greater Issue”

Viola DavisStars and showrunners share their thoughts on diversity at Elle’s annual Women in Television event.

Don’t blame the Oscars.

That’s what Viola Davis had to say on Wednesday night when asked about the controversy-turned-crisis now facing Hollywood over the issue of race on screens both big and small. The How to Get Away With Murder star and two-time Academy Award nominee made her way down the red carpet as one of the A-list attendees at Elle’s annual Women in Television dinner event at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood and opened up briefly about this week’s headline-dominating discussion.

“It’s not the Oscars. The Oscars are a symptom of a much greater issue and that’s the issue of the Hollywood movie-making system. How many movies are being made that have this in it,” she asks as she points to the color on her skin. “More films need to be made where we can shine. That’s the bottom line. The opportunity does not match the talent. There needs to be more opportunity, that’s just it. And you have to invest in it.”

The statement matches Davis’ acceptance speech from the Emmys last fall when she picked up a best actress in a drama series trophy for her work on the ABC drama from Shonda Rhimes. In the moving moment from the Sept. 20 telecast, Davis, the first black actress to ever win a best actress Emmy for a leading role on a TV drama, said, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”

Davis, clad in Carmen Marc Valvo, joined Elle’s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers at the Hearts on Fire and Olay-sponsored event along with fellow February Women in TV cover stars including Olivia Wilde and Priyanka Chopra. Other guests included Kirsten Dunst, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Romijn, Nina Dobrev, Joy Bryant, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kate Walsh, Sarah Hyland, Constance Zimmer, Malin Akerman and others.

Davis had her own list of names ready to go, referencing the small selection of roles played by women of color in movies that received attention by the Academy. She listed Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad in Creed as well as Zoe Kravitz in Mad Max: Fury Road. But Davis, who recently partnered with Vaseline’s Healing Project, didn’t want to go into great detail about the issue of diversity in Hollywood because she noted that it’s “a four or five hour conversation that can’t be had on a red carpet because then it will be reduced to a soundbite or a hashtag.”

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Elle’s Women in Television Dinner

Last night Viola attended Elle’s Women in Television Dinner where she was honored alongside other talented women in television. She looked gorgeous in a Carmen Marc Valvo dress, shoes by Stuart Weitzman, and a shiny Rauwolf clutch. I have added images of Viola arriving at the event to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2016 > January 20 | Elle’s Women in Television Dinner

Gallery Update | Lila & Eve

Doing some more gallery work … I have added a bunch of images from a film that was released earlier this year called “Lila & Eve”. Viola co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in this thriller.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > Films > 2015 | Lila & Eve

Official Trailer for Suicide Squad

Check out the new trailer for Viola’s new film, Suicide Squad.

Hits theaters on August 5th.

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