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Viola Davis doesn’t mince words about her childhood. “I was the kind of poor where I knew right away I had less than everyone around me,” she says. “We had nothing.”
As she celebrates her historic Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Fences, Davis, 51, reflects on her journey to the pinnacle of Hollywood success in People’s new cover story. “‘I cannot believe my life,'” she says. “I just can’t. I’m so blessed.”
The first black woman to ever be nominated for three Academy Awards, Davis has been paving her own way for more than 30 years, »
- Julie Jordan
Fresh from its Oscar success last night, we have a new piece of early concept art from Warner Bros.’ supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, which reveals that another member of Batman’s Rogues Gallery could have found himself as part of the worst heroes ever – Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. The Scarecrow! Check out artist Ed Natividad’s early design for the character here…
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they »
- Amie Cranswick
There are some things one must get used to in the year 2017, and one of them is referring to Suicide Squad as the Oscar-winning film Suicide Squad. The DC Extended Universe blockbuster won an award last night for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, an accomplishment that saw director David Ayer taking to Twitter to offer his congratulations to the team…
Congratulations to my amazing and talented make-up and hair team on Suicide Squad! #Oscars
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) February 27, 2017
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and »
- Robert Kojder
Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken. »
- Brittney Stephens
She made the right impression, now everybody knows her name.
Emma Stone has won her first Academy Award for leading the cast of Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land, emerging victorious after a contentious Oscar race that saw her squaring off against awards mainstay Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), French screen legend Isabelle Huppert (Elle), previous winner Natalie Portman (Jackie) and first-time nominee Ruth Negga (Loving).
Leonardo DiCaprio presented the award to the actress.
Stone breathlessly thanked her peers, saying, “You were all so extraordinary and I look up to you and I admire you.”
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- Joey Nolfi and Alexia Fernandez
After a history-making three Oscar nominations -- Davis is the first black woman to be nominated three times by the Academy -- she finally took home the statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Fences. It is her first win.
"There's one place where all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. And that's the graveyard," Davis began, after kissing her husband and Meryl Streep. "People ask me all the time, 'What kind of stories do you want to tell?' And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost."
Exclusive: Viola Davis Debuts Bangs, Reveals the Adorable Way Her Mom and Daughter Sent Her Off to the Oscars
"I became an artist -- and thank God I did -- because we are »
“You know there’s one place where all the people with the greatest potential are gathered, and that’s the graveyard,” Davis began her acceptance speech with fervor. “People ask me all the time — What kind of stories do you want to tell? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories.”
She continued, “I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List
The actress then began a long list of thanks with August Wilson, (“… who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people”) and Washington (“O captain, my captain… Thank you for putting two entities in the driver’s seat — August and God. They served you well.”).
Voice cracking with emotion, »
- Kristopher Tapley and Seth Kelley
Viola Davis is a vision in red!
"She said, 'Mama, be calm. Mommy, I love you,' and that was it," Davis said, with her husband, Julius Tennon, chiming in to add, "When she saw her mom in that red dress, she was speechless."
Pics: See All the Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals
Davis sweetly added that her mother was also on hand as she got ready.
"My mom was at the house and she cried," Davis said. "She just told me how much she loved me and then she cried, which is unusual for her."
Davis has been nominated twice before at the Academy Awards -- first »
As widely predicted, the 51-year-old beat the competition to score her first Academy Award victory, for her performance in Denzel Washington’s stage adaptation
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Viola Davis has won the best supporting actress Oscar in Los Angeles for her performance as Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washington’s former baseball pro, in Fences. Davis, 51, beat Michelle Williams (for Manchester by the Sea), Naomie Harris (for Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (for Lion) and Octavia Spencer (for Hidden Figures) to the award.
It was a widely anticipated victory for Davis, who had already taken the equivalent prize at the Golden Globes, Baftas and Screen Actors Guild awards. Davis was previously Oscar nominated for Doubt in 2008 and The Help in 2011; this is her first win.
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- Catherine Shoard
Viola Davis‘ historic bid for her first Academy Award came to a close Sunday night, capping off with the actress winning a gilded statuette amid a monumental year for diversity in the awards race.
For her performance alongside Denzel Washington‘s in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson Fences translating for the big screen the same stage role that won her a 2010 Tony Award, Davis triumphed in the Best Supporting Actress category, joining the likes of Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong’o as one of only seven black actresses to have won »
- Joey Nolfi and Julie Mazziotta
She went in the odds-on favorite and came out a winner.
In her emotional acceptance speech, Davis said, “There’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered, and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you wan to tell, Viola?’ and I say, “Exhume those bodies. »
Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the business -- we all know that stars and movies get snubbed or overlooked all the time.
What's worse is when we look back at what did win, and shake our heads in confusion and disbelief. So, with the 89th Academy Awards just around the corner, let's take a look back over the show's illustrious history at a few times the Academy voters clearly made a mistake.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
1. How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942
20th Century Fox
The 89th Academy Awards take place this Sunday, a day expected to be dominated by awards darling “La La Land,” which has earned a record-tying 14 nominations. The Oscars have a long history of upsets and shocking moments though, so this weekend could have its share of surprises.
Coming on the heels of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, perhaps the most heartening aspect of 2017’s “Oscar numbers” are that they suggest a more promising year for people of color. Black actors were shut out of the acting categories the last two years in a row.
Here are a few of the many compelling statistics about this year’s Oscars, courtesy of personal finance website WalletHub.
What’s a Best Picture Nomination Really Worth? A Look at Return on Investment
- Sarah Ahern
Author: Zehra Phelan
Chris Evans has left behind the tight lycra suit of Captain America and gone all soft as he takes on the role as a single man raising his child prodigy niece in the upcoming Gifted, and we have the new trailer which is bound to have the ladies melting into a pile of quivering mess.
As with many films with young actors, the trailer shows McKenna Grace as a lovable ‘smart ass’ kid who promises to outshine her much older co-stars on a picture which is due to tug on the heart strings whilst dousing you with a much needed gentle humour.
No stranger to a film which, let’s face it, is directed at a more fairer audience than those who adore his Marvel comic book superhero, Chris Evans has starred in some rather dubious “chick flicks »
- Zehra Phelan
Chicago – The photograph of the 2016 movie year is undoubtedbly the iconic shot of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, caught in mid dance, in the musical “La La Land.” The film received 14 nominations for this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony (Feb. 26th), and the “Unit Still Photographer” who got the shot was Dale Robinette.
“Uncle Dale” Robinette first contacted me via email in 2013, to give information about some photos he took on the film “Lovelace.” Ever since then he has been a reliable email pal, sending me image after image from the movie sets that he is “blessed” (his word) to work on. He has plied his skills in Hollywood as a Unit Still Photographer since 1988, after a career as a stage and television actor in New York and Los Angeles. Starting with a TV short called “The Big Five” (1988), he has worked his way up the ladder, and has built »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
On February 26, 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her endearing performance as the feisty Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s The Help. With her win, Spencer joined an elite group, becoming just the sixth black actress to win an acting Oscar (and only the seventh overall, if you count Irene Cara’s Original Song win for Flashdance, since she also starred in the film). Prior to 2011, Spencer had worked steadily since the mid-90s, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous co-star and a beloved character actress. So her win in February 2012 felt like an authentic opportunity for the academy to recognize an industry favorite.
Spencer was an indomitable force in the 2011 awards season, snatching wins at the Critics Choice, SAG awards, Globe Globes, and BAFTA, and beating out a talented crop of women in sensational breakout performances, including: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids »
- Steven Fenton
Awards Race 2017: We predict who we think will win the OscarsAwards Race 2017: We predict who we think will win the OscarsJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia2/23/2017 10:04:00 Am The big day is almost here and we can't wait to see who takes home each coveted statue! While we're not privy to any inside knowledge, we can't help but speculate and make predictions about who we think will win. After all, part of the fun of watching the Awards is finding out if you're right! To help you make your own guesses, we surveyed a selection of Cineplex employees for their best bets based on years of deep movie knowledge and experience. Here are our predictions for some of the major categories, scientifically researched and mathematically calibrated*. *not really. Best Original Song Our Prediction: City of Stars, La La Land
While it seems like "City of Stars" is a sure-fire win here, »
- Jenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia
The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceAdriana Floridia2/22/2017 10:51:00 Am
It was an amazing year for actresses in both the lead and supporting categories.
Just look at this line up of talent: Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer and Nicole Kidman. All five of these women turned in amazing work no matter how big or small their roles were. This year, there's a pretty clear winner in this category, which would be Viola Davis who reprises her Tony-winning stage role as Rose Maxson in Fences. She's been considered overdue for some time now, and is one of the best working actresses today, though the same can be said of many of the women vying for the trophy. We're breaking down the Best Supporting Actress Oscar below.
Viola Davis, »
- Adriana Floridia
La La Land made history in January by picking up a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, a record set by Titanic and All About Eve. Among the nods are best picture, best actor for Ryan Gosling, and best actress for Emma Stone. After the nominations were announced, Stone reacted to the exciting news in the sweetest way possible. "I am so grateful for this honor and I'm so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family," she said in a statement. "The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie. I'm also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it's hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and »
- Monica Sisavat
Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?
The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.
This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?
Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.
- Anne Thompson
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