• Viola  Davis

    Viola Davis

    Born on August 11th, 1965

    From Saint Matthews, South Carolina

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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.

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
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
Won
Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2016)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
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.

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