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Viola Davis' husband cried watching 'Fences'

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Viola Davis' husband cried watching 'Fences'.

The 51-year-old actress picked up the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at Sunday's (29.01.17) ceremony and Julius Tennon – with whom she has five-year-old daughter Genesis – couldn't be prouder of his wife.

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Viola Davis accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for "Fences" at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

He gushed: "It was an incredible performance – it was just awesome. I did cry."

Viola added: "He was a linebacker and he cried".

Both Viola and her co-star Denzel Washington – who won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – reprised their Broadway roles in the movie adaptation of 'Fences' and the actress couldn't have asked for a better filming experience.

She gushed to 'Extra': "Perfect experience, perfect locations, perfect actors, perfect director, perfect narrative, perfect writing, perfect role, and usually something is off about a job. This is when everything is in alignment, and I'm just glad people received it."

And the actress also confessed to enjoying a McDonald's meal when she's having a "cheat day" – but admitted she won't divulge her habit to her personal trainer.

Asked her favourite cheat meal, she said: "French fries. A McDonald's French fry. But I'm gonna tell my trainer I did not eat French fries."

In her acceptance speech, Viola praised playwright August Wilson, who wrote the play the movie was based on, for helping to tell a tale of an ordinary black family just leading their lives.

She said: "What August did so beautifully is he honoured the average man, who happened to be a man of colour.

"And sometimes we don't have to shake the world and move the world and create anything that is going to be in the history book.

"The fact that we breathed and lived a life and was a god to our children, just that, means that we have a story and it deserves to be told.

"We deserve to be in the canon of any – in the center of any narrative that's written out there. And that's what August did. He elevated my father, my mother, my uncles who had eighth and fifth grade educations, and he just encapsulated them in history."

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has shared the first picture of her new boyfriend Andre Gray on Instagram.

The 25-year-old singer has reportedly been dating the soccer star since late 2016 and has posted a sweet snap of them together on the photo-sharing website.

She captioned the photograph, in which Andre is cuddling her from behind: "Gonna miss this one (sic)"

The Little Mix singer is poised to embark on another tour with her bandmates while Andre will remain in the UK, where he plays for Burnley F.C., meaning they are set to spend a prolonged period apart.

Leigh-Anne's eye-catching Instagram post came shortly after she rubbished critics of Little Mix's skimpy outfits.

The band, which also includes Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, have been subjected to criticism about their raunchy fashion sense, most notably when Spice Girls star Mel C advised them to tone it down.

But Leigh-Anne has defended the 'Touch' hitmakers, saying they'll continue to wear what makes them feel "comfortable".

She explained: "I think with us, we love to just wear what we want to wear. When we feel comfortable on stage, we're not really interested in the negative comments that people are saying about them being provocative.

"I don't even think they're that provocative if I'm honest! Beyonce and Lady Gaga were all wearing leotards on-stage and if I'm honest, it's actually quite easy to move in so that's probably why we choose them, because we do so much dancing and choreography!

"We are all so body confident now and that has taken a lot of time to build and the fact that we are, I think that's an amazing thing and we want to encourage our fans and everyone to be exactly the same way – wear what you want and be comfortable in it and sod what everyone else thinks!"

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