Viola Davis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her phenomenal work in Fences at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
As People points out, Davis won the award over Midnight‘s Naomie Harris, Lion‘s Nicole Kidman, Hidden Figures‘ Octavia Spencer and Manchester by the Sea‘s Michelle Williams. Just three weeks ago she beat the same four actresses in the same category at the Golden Globes.
Viola Davis recently made history as the first Black actress to receive three Academy Award nominations, and now she’s made history again. Davis is the first Black actress to win 5 SAG Awards.
In 2016 and 2015, Davis won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her fiery portrayal of Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder. She’s also won two SAG awards for her role in the critically-acclaimed motion picture Help.
Congratulations Viola Davis! Thank you for being a trailblazer!
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