After being awarded a Golden Globe with the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Fences”, Viola Davis has just received a second award of the same title at the SAG Awards on Sunday, January 26th.
In competition with 4 other actresses, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer, she was the finally choice.
The actress delivered a moving speech about the importance of the representation of black characters: “Sometimes there is no need to upset the world and move it, or do anything that will go into the books Of history. The fact that we breathe, that we live a life and that we are role models for our children, means that we have a story that deserves to be told.“
She also delivered a heartfelt tribute to August Wilson, author of the screenplay and the play of the film: “We deserve to be at the center of any written fiction. And that’s what Augustus did. He raised my father, my mother, my uncles, who had a grade level of 4th and 4th grade, and he enrolled them in history. So thank you, August.”
The actress finally thanked the director and her partner in the film, Denzel Washington.