Viola Davis is the woman of the moment, snatching golden Oscar statue after winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.
How does she feel about this? Well, the “Fences” movie actress and her husband while at the Governors Ball, the official 2017 Oscars after-party, revealed saying, “It’s wonderful, glorious. I felt like a princess. I never feel like a princess you know except for my husband [Julius Tennan] when I got married I felt like a princess. It was just you know a culmination of dreaming big and your dreams being bigger than your circumstances.”
Davis’ speech brought tears to most (plus we SOS) who were watching.
“I really wanted to honor august Wilson because what he wrote about was so universal and so specific,” Davis continued. “I wanted to honor him in whatever I said, and honor you know just the beauty of being an artist.”
Davis’ emotional, heartfelt speech also honored all the artists in the room.
“Thank you to the academy,” she began her victory speech. “You know, there’s one place that all the people with the people with the greatest potential are gathered, one place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?’ 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.'”
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. So, here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.”
She added, “My husband and my daughter—my heart, you and Genesis. You teach me every day how to live, how to love. I’m so glad that you are the foundation of my life. Thank you to the academy. Thank you.”