Sunday, February 26, 2017

VIOLA DAVIS BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN THE ACTING TRIPLE CROWN: TONY, EMMY, AND NOW OSCAR

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As expected, Viola Davis won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “Fences.” As soon as she took the stage, everyone knew we were in for a heck of a speech.

  • “You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard,” a teary-eyed Davis began.


  • “People ask me all the time — what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.”


  • “I became an artist and thank God I did,” she continued “because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”




LISTEN TO HER SPEECH HERE



 (Whoopi has all three as well. But her Tony was for producing a musical, not acting in a musical)