Viola makes history with first black ‘triple crown’
VIOLA DAVIS has made history as the first black woman to win acting gongs at the Oscars, Emmy and Tony Awards.
The 51-year-old praised playwright August Wilson who wrote Fences which earned her the Academy Award for her role as long-suffering housewife Rose Maxson. ‘I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. So here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people,’ she said.
She also praised her ‘captain’ Denzel Washington, 62, who co-starred and directed the movie. Earlier this month Davis also picked up a best-supporting actress Bafta for the role.
Meanwhile, Moonlight star Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar when he picked up the best supporting prize. The 43-year-old said he was ‘blessed’ in his career and thanked his ‘teachers’.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth