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Viola Davis 'Thanks God' For Her Mother

Viola Davis has said she ''thanks God'' for her mother.The 51-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday (04.05.17) to share a sweet snap of her mother Mary in honour of her 74th birthday, praising the...

Viola Davis Gets Excited When Meryl Streep Texts Her

Viola Davis feels very happy when she receives a text from Meryl Streep.The 'Fences' actress admits the screen icon - who recently penned her tribute as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People -...

John Legend Makes Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List

John Legend and Viola Davis are among the names featured on Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.The American publication has published its annual Time 100 issue which compiles 100 of the most influential people...

Liam Neeson Will Star In Widows

Liam Neeson is set to star in 'Widows'. The 64-year-old actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming thriller, which will be directed by director Steve McQueen, and is rumoured to play the role of...

Viola Davis: 'I Still Have A Chip On My Shoulder'

The How to Get Away with Murder star has been experiencing an uptick in her career in recent years after starring on the highly popular TV series for three seasons and winning an...

Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist Of The Year

Viola Davis will receive the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award.The 51-year-old actress - who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Fences' at the Oscars last month...

Viola Davis: I Fear My Daughter Will Be 'Entitled'

Viola Davis ''fears'' her daughter will grow up to be ''entitled''.The 51-year-old actress - who experienced extreme poverty as a child - shares five-year-old daughter Genesis with her husband Julius Tennon, and has said she...

Octavia Spencer 'Prayed' For Accountant In Oscars Mix-up

Octavia Spencer ''said some prayers'' for the accountant who handed out the wrong envelope at the Oscars which lead to the Best Picture mix-up.The gaffe at Sunday (26.02.17) night's award show saw 'La La Land'...

Viola Davis Was Motivated To Succeed By Impoverished Upbringing

Viola Davis' impoverished upbringing as a child motivated her to work hard and succeed.The 51-year-old actress has opened up about her childhood growing up in a one-bedroom cabin on her grandmother's farm in Rhode Island...

Viola Davis: 'I'm So Blessed With My Success'

The 51-year-old actress, who recently scooped her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in drama Fences, has been vocal about her tough upbringing and previously revealed she lived in a "rat-infested and condemned" apartment with...

Viola Davis Suffers From 'Impostor Syndrome'

The Fences star landed the Best Actress Oscar on Sunday (26Feb17) for her role in the family drama, after previously earning nominations for her work in 2008's Doubt and 2011's The Help....

Viola Davis Is Harvard University's Artist Of The Year

The Fences star will receive the Harvard Foundation's arts medal for her career achievements on 4 March (17) at the Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall's Sanders Theatre in Massachusetts. "The...

Kirsten Dunst Has A 'Time Frame' For Wedding

Kirsten Dunst and her 'Fargo' co-star fiancé Jesse Plemons have a ''time frame'' for their wedding.The 34-year-old actress admits she and her 28-year-old beau are getting stuck into planning their nuptials and although they have...

Viola Davis: My Oscar Win Made Me Feel Like A 'Princess'

Viola Davis felt like a ''princess'' after her Oscar win.The 'Fences' star took home the Best Actress in a Supporting Role gong at the annual awards bash on Sunday evening (26.02.17) and admits it was...

The Academy Awards Serve Up Viola Davis' Third Major Acting Gong

Viola Davis has just landed Best Supporting Actress at the 89th Academy Awards for her role in the 1950s African-American drama 'Fences'. The win was almost too much for the star though, who looked and...

Viola Davis Wanted To Be Somebody

Viola Davis always wanted to ''be somebody''.The 51-year-old actress scooped the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar at Sunday's (26.02.17) Academy Awards for her part in 'Fences' and broke down backstage as she discussed...

La La Land Success Overshadowed By Confusion

'La La Land' scooped six prizes at the Academy Awards - and was mistakenly named Best Picture.The Hollywood musical - which had been nominated for 14 awards - took home prizes including Best Director for...

La La Land Leads Oscar Winners

'La La Land' was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards, taking home six prizes.The blockbuster musical had been nominated for a record-breaking 14 awards and had a very successful evening at Los Angeles'...

Viola Davis Makes Awards History

Viola Davis has made history as the first black actress to win at the Oscars, Emmy and Tony Awards.The 51-year-old star picked up the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in 'Fences' at Sunday's...

Viola Davis Keeps Things Realistic

Viola Davis says nothing will change if she wins an Academy Award.The 51-year-old star is hotly tipped to take home the Oscar at the ceremony next week for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for...

Viola Davis: 'Missing Out On An Oscar Is Like Falling From A High-rise Building'

The 51-year-old star has landed her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in drama Fences this year (17) and is battling it out against Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and her The Help...

Octavia Spencer: Viola Davis Will Win The Oscar

Octavia Spencer thinks Viola Davis will win Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Oscars.The 46-year-old actress has been nominated alongside the 'Fences' star for her role in 'Hidden Figures' but believes that Viola...

Viola Davis Says It's Hard Being An Oscars Favourite

Viola Davis says being the favourite to win an Oscar and then losing is ''devastating''.The 51-year-old actress is the odds on favourite to take home the gong for Best Supporting Actress for her role as...

Mel Gibson Eyed To Direct Suicide Squad 2

Mel Gibson is reportedly being courted to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'.The 61-year-old star is wanted by Warner Bros. to helm the follow-up to the 2016 superhero movie, which starred the likes of Will Smith and...

Viola Davis: Suicide Squad Has Given Me Box Office Clout

Viola Davis says her role in blockbuster 'Suicide Squad' gives her the ''clout'' to pursue a diverse range of projects.The 51-year-old actress portrays intelligence officer Amanda Waller in the DC Extended Universe film, the woman...

Viola Davis Unsure About '#Oscarssowhite' Success

Although she’s pretty much the nailed-on favourite to win at the Oscars later this month, having swept the awards season in all the Best Actress categories for her role opposite Denzel Washington in Fences, Viola...

Viola Davis: 'African-american Stories Deserve To Be Told'

The Help actress won the Best Supporting Actress award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for her role in Fences, about a working-class African-American family living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

La La Land Wins Big At Baftas

'La La Land' was the big winner at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.The feel good movie musical triumphed at the annual awards ceremony - which took place on Sunday (12.02.17) at the Royal Albert...

La La Land Wins Big At Baftas

'La La Land' was the big winner at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.The feel good movie musical triumphed at the annual awards ceremony - which took place on Sunday (12.02.17) at the Royal Albert...

Viola Davis 'Always Surprised' By Award Show Invites

Viola Davis is ''always surprised'' to be invited to award ceremonies.The 'Fences' star admits she sometimes finds it hard to believe that she has been asked to attend so many award shows despite winning a...

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