Viola Davis just won her first Oscar ever for her work in Fences.
Davis will be the first black woman to win three major awards in one year. She had earlier in the year won a Tony and Emmy awards.
While receiving her Oscar award in the Best Supporting Actress category, the 51-year-old actress gave an extremely emotional speech!
Davis had being nominated three times over the years for the Oscar award.
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“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 stories to fruition…I became an artist and thank God I did…. We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. Here’s to [playwright] August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.”
Congratulations Viola Davis!
Watch her emotional speech below.