American Actress Viola Davis, is no stranger to making history. In 2015, Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for her riveting performance in the TV series "How to Get Away With Murder", where she plays complicated law professor Annalise Keating.
Well, she has done it again! With her latest Oscar nomination for 'Fences', which Davis stars alongside 2-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington. She now becomes the first black women to gain 3 Oscar nominations
Viola Davis is the first black woman to receive 3 Oscar nominations:
- The Help
Just 🙌🏼! pic.twitter.com/SPeUb0k6Ao
It's your year, @violadavis you've won every one of those nominations, my best wishes for you, I love you!
Actress Whoopi Goldberg is the former record holder, with 2 Oscar nominations for 'The Color Purple' in 1986 and 'Ghosts' in 1991. In the past two years we have seen the Academy Awards face a lot of criticism for the lack of diversity when it comes to Oscar nominations. Many will remember the infamous Twitter trend #oscarsowhite during last years’ Awards. Although, as this individual believes, it’s has been a long time coming.
We say, congratulations Viola!
why is viola davis the first black women to win 3 oscar nominations and it's 2017🤔