Viola Davis Makes History, First Black Woman to Earn Three Oscar Nominations

Viola Davis

Actress Viola Davis just shattered another glass ceiling and made history. Mrs. Davis is now the first African American woman to receive three Oscar nominations. Whoopi Goldberg previously held the record with two, having been nominated in 1986 for “The Color Purple” (actress) and finally winning for 1991’s “Ghost” (supporting actress).

“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you, Denzel, for being at the helm!”

Davis was nominated in 2009 for her performance in “Doubt” and again in 2012 for “The Help.”

Congratulations Viola! We’re all rooting for you.

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