Tuesday , March 26 2019

Harvard honours Viola Davis with ‘Artist of the Year’ award

Viola Davis says that one more trophy was added to her big trophy cabinet.


Mumbai: Viola Davis had received the Harvard foundation 2017 Artist of the Year honor, in recent times, at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival happened in Cambridge.

Rendering to Harvard Gazette, S. Allen Counter, the director of the Harvard Foundation had said that “both the students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are elated to present the highly praised television and movie artist Viola Davis with the exceptional ‘2017 Artist of the Year Award’.”

“Our student board had praised her exceptional contributions to American and global movie and theater. She had newly got the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and even British Academy of Films and Television Arts awards, together with an Academy Award nomination for her depiction of Rose Maxson in the movie edition of August Wilson’s play ‘Fences’,” Allen said.

The 51 years old actor had received ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at this year’s Oscars awards, for ‘Fences’ and also caught Critics’ Choice, SAG, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards for her representation of Rose Maxson in the movie adaptation of ‘ Fences’, the August Wilson play.

She also performed in the play’s 2010 Broadway revitalization, with Denzel Washington, which had earned her a Tony award.

Previous victors of this award include Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, Shakira, Salma Hayek and Matt Damon.


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