How To Get Away With Nods: Viola Davis becomes first black actress to earn 3 Oscars nominations



Though the Oscars may have caught a bad rep for being “#SoWhite” in the past, melanin-poppin Hollywood honey, Viola Davis, is coming through to SMASH that narrative to pieces as she’s become the first African American actress to earn three Academy Awards nominations. 
Today, the 51-year-old How To Get Away With Murder heavy hitter was blessed with her third Oscars nod for her outstanding performance in newly released box office gem Fences


“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you, Denzel, for being at the helm!,” Viola said  this morning in reaction to being nominated for Best Supporting Actress. 


Viola Davis
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The big and small screen beauty– who recently took home a Golden Globe award for best supporting actress– secured Oscars acknowledgments for her slayage in Doubt back in 2009 and again in 2012 for The Help.

Whoopi Goldberg previously held the record as African American female with the most Academy Award nominations for her work in 1986 for The Color Purple (actress) and finally winning for 1991’s Ghost (supporting actress). 

Let’s cross our fingers in hope that auntie Vi finally catches her big win at the Oscars this year…



By : Asia Grace     

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