• Viola  Davis

    Viola Davis Awards

    Born on August 11th, 1965

    From Saint Matthews, South Carolina

Fences Poster

Fences

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Golden Globe (2017)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Won
Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Won
Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2016)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2015)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The Help Poster

The Help

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Golden Globe (2012)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated
Leading Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
Doubt Poster

Doubt

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2009)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role