Popular black American actress Viola Davis made history recently as she became the first black actress to earn three Oscar Nominations.
The Academy Awards, or Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry.
Viola Davis achieved the amazing feat after being nominated for a supporting role in her latest movie Fences. Breaking records is not new to Viola. In 2015 she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for a lead actress in a drama series for her role as Annalise Keating in TV series How to Get Away With Murder.
She got her first Oscar nomination following a brief appearance in the 2008 film Doubt. Her second nomination came after her role as a maid in the Southern period drama The Help.