Viola Davis while arriving at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

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 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!