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Nomadland Wins Big At 2021 Gotham Awards

'Nomadland' was the big winner at the 2021 Gotham Awards.Chloé Zhao's 2020 independent contemporary western drama - which stars Frances McDormand - scooped Best Feature and the Audience Award at Monday night's (11.01.21) live-streamed ceremony...

Viola Davis Felt 'In The Presence Of Greatness' Alongside Chadwick Boseman

Viola Davis felt she was "in the presence of greatness" when she starred alongside Chadwick Boseman. The 55-year-old actress appeared opposite Boseman - who passed away in August this year aged 43 following a secret,...

Chadwick Boseman Honoured With Posthumous New York Film Critics Circle Award

Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously honoured with the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle awards.The 43-year-old actor tragically passed away in August following a secret four-year battle with colon...

Viola Davis Doesn't Consider Her Character A Hero Or Villain In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Viola Davis doesn't view her character in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' as a hero or villain.The 55-year-old actress stars in the titular role of the drama movie as a fiery black musician who is engaged...

Viola Davis Did Not Buy Childhood Home: I Was Being Too Abstract!

Viola Davis has clarified she did not buy her childhood home.The 'Fences' star posted a picture of the house she was born in on social media this week to mark her 55th birthday, and in...

Viola Davis Buys Childhood Home And Former Plantation

Viola Davis has marked her 55th birthday by buying her childhood home, which used to be the site of a plantation.The 'Fences' star has revealed she has come full circle for her birthday by snapping...

Viola Davis 'Betrayed' Herself With The Help Role

Viola Davis feels like she ''betrayed'' herself with her role in 'The Help'.The 2011 civil rights movie became the most viewed film on Netflix last month amid the Black Lives Matter movement, but the actress...

Viola Davis: My 'Entire Life' Has Been A Protest

Viola Davis feels like her ''entire life'' has been a protest.The 'How to Get Away with Murder' star insists there are many aspects of her life that have felt like a protest for the rights...

'You've Made My Heart Bigger': Viola Davis Marks 17th Wedding Anniversary

Viola Davis has hailed her husband Julius Tennon ''the most beautiful man in the world'' in a gushing post to mark their 17th wedding anniversary. The 'Hidden Figures' actress took to Instagram this week to...

Bryce Dallas Howard Tells People Not To Watch The Help

Bryce Dallas Howard has advised people not to watch 'The Help' as it is told from a ''white perspective''.The 2011 civil rights movie has become the most viewed film on Netflix in recent weeks in...

Lin-manuel Miranda, Viola Davis And Sandra Oh Call Out Racism In Theatre

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viola Davis and Sandra Oh are among those who have signed an open letter calling out systemic racism in the theatre world.The trio joined over 300 people - including Uzo Aduba, Sterling K....

Shirley Knight Dies Aged 83

Shirley Knight has died aged 83. The late star - who was nominated for Best Support Actress Academy Awards on two occasions, for 1962 movie 'Sweet Bird of Youth' and 1960 film 'The Dark at...

Why Does Viola Davis Regret Her Role In 'The Help'?

Viola Davis has declared that she regrets her role in the 2011 movie The Help, despite the fact that it saw her land an Oscar nomination.Davis played the role of Abileen Clark, one of two...

The Academy Awards Serve Up Viola Davis' Third Major Acting Gong

Viola Davis has just landed Best Supporting Actress at the 89th Academy Awards for her role in the 1950s African-American drama 'Fences'. The win was almost too much for the star though, who looked and...

Viola Davis Unsure About '#Oscarssowhite' Success

Although she’s pretty much the nailed-on favourite to win at the Oscars later this month, having swept the awards season in all the Best Actress categories for her role opposite Denzel Washington in Fences, Viola...

Viola Davis Loved Emerging From The Background In Fences

After winning a Tony award for her performance in the 2010 revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, Viola Davis didn't hesitate to reteam with Denzel Washington for the film adaptation. From the first...

Henry Cavill Goes Undercover At Comic-con To Prank Will Smith

Superman actor Henry Cavill went undercover at Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23) to surprise Will Smith and fellow Suicide Squad cast members Viola Davis and Scott Eastwood. The Man of Steel star also got away...

Viola Davis: "Jared Leto Sent A Dead Pig To 'Suicide Squad' Cast"

Suicide Squad actress Viola Davis has recalled her on-set introduction to co-star Jared Leto and it’s enough to make you gag. The actress stars opposite Leto in the upcoming supervillan movie and says the actor...

Vanity Fair's 'Hollywood Issue' Cover Celebrates 13 Diverse Women Of Hollywood

From Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence to Viola Davis and Diane Keaton, Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood issue’ cover is a celebration of diversity. Released against the backdrop of the growing diversity debate after this year’s...

Whoopi Goldberg Disagrees With Viola Davis' Emmys Speech

The Help star made history by becoming the first black woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy Award in September (15) for her TV show How to Get Away...

Viola Davis Pays Tribute To Late Actress Barbara Meek

Meek's death was announced by bosses of The Trinity Repertory Company on Saturday (03Oct15). She was 81. No further details were released as WENN went to press. Meek was best known...

Texting Viola Davis 'Hit By A Bus' In Tv Skit

Host Kimmel explained his guest had suffered an accident earlier in the day and then showed Davis walking into traffic while texting. It appeared a passing bus hit her, but it was...

Viola Davis Didn't Expect Emmy Speech Reaction

Viola Davis didn't expect her Emmy speech to be so well received.The 'How to Get Away with Murder' star - who became the first black actress to win Best Actress in a Drama Series last...

Kerry Washington Isn't Competitive With Other Actresses

Kerry Washington doesn't consider Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson to be her competition.The 'Scandal' actress was thrilled when the 'How to Get Away with Murder' star became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding...

Viola Davis Guzzled Prosecco

Viola Davis ''guzzled'' Prosecco before the Primetime Emmy Awards.The 'How To Get Away with Murder' actress - who became the first African American to take home the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series prize at...

Taraji P. Henson Happy To Lose Emmy To Viola Davis

Henson and Davis were both up for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category at Sunday's (20Sep15) ceremony, for their roles in Empire and How To Get Away With Murder, respectively....

Taraji P. Henson Admits Losing Emmy Was 'Bittersweet'

Taraji P. Henson admits losing an Emmy to Viola Davis was ''bittersweet.''The 'Empire' star, who was nominated alongside the 'How to Get Away with Murder' actress when she became the first woman of colour to...

Viola Davis Delivers Emotion-filled Emmys Speech

Viola Davis thanked people who have ''redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black'' during her Emmys acceptance speech.The 50-year-old actress became the first African-American...

Nancy Lee Grahn Apologises For Blasting Viola Davis' Emmys Speech

The Help star made history on Sunday (20Sep15) as the first black woman to win the prize of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in How to Get Away...

'Game Of Thrones' And Viola Davis Make History At 67th Primetime Emmy Awards

Last night’s Primetime Emmy awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress...

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