Viola Davis

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Viola Davis Earns First Walk of Fame Star of 2017

“My life is good,” Davis said at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. We agree.

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3 Questions With ‘Fences’ Star Jovan Adepo

We talked to Adepo, who plays the embittered son in “Fences,” about working with heavy hitters, the state of Black Hollywood and being a “revolutionary optimist.” 

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Moving Critics' Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Davis received the #SeeHer Award.

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ICYMI: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Dig Into 'Fences' With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Washington and Davis discussed their upcoming movie, adapted from August Wilson’s eponymous play, and its present-day resonance with the NBA legend and social activist for The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story. 

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WATCH: Viola Davis Speaks Truth About the Marginalization of Black Film

The “Fences” star candidly addressed inclusion in film and television in at conversation with Tom Hanks for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Reprise Broadway Roles in 'Fences' Trailer

August Wilson adapted his own acclaimed play about a working-class Black family in Pittsburgh for the upcoming film, directed by Washington.

Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

From Spike Lee’s block party to Erykah Badu’s lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One’s passing. 

10 Times the Oscars Snubbed Black People

From Ava DuVernay to Forest Whitaker, here are just a few of the Black performers and creators that the Academy told, “Nah, we’ll go with a White person.” 

Uzo Aduba, Idris Elba and More Sweep #SAGsSoBlack

Is this the Screen Actors Guild’s response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? 

Taraji P. Henson Snubbed by SAG Awards, Gets Golden Globe Nomination

Check out other notable nominees of color in what’s otherwise shaping up to be a predominantly-white awards season.  

Viola Davis Makes History and More From The Emmys

The prolific actress made history by becoming the first black woman to win the Best Actress in a Drama Series award at the Emmys last night, delivering a life-getting speech for the ages, and facing inappropriate accusations from another actress. Oh, and other great and not-so-great things happened too. 

Fighting World Hunger Helps Viola Davis Heal

The successful actress reconciles with her past through changing the future.

Actors of Color Slayed the Fashion Game at This Year's Oscars

At least they won the red carpet.

Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez to Play Grieving Mothers in New Action Flick

The film debuts at this year’s Sundance.

Viola Davis' Awards Speech Responds to NYT 'Classic Beauty' Diss

Viola FTW!

SAG Surprises? 'Selma' Shut Out of Nominations

But Viola Davis is among this year’s nominees.

NYT Editors 'Deeply Regret' That Readers Took Offense to Shonda Rhimes Article

Public editor Margaret Sullivan sheds more light on the internal reaction to Alessandra Stanley’s controversial story.

NYT Critic Defends Racist Profile of Shonda Rhimes

Alessandra Stanley, what are you thinking?

Viola Davis Talks Colorism and the Mammy Roles in Hollywood

The actress talked at length with the New York Times about her new starring role on “How to Get Away With Murder.”