Viola Davis has won her 3rd Screen Actors Guild Award! The 49 year old actress nabbed the award for Outstanding Performance by a female actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder, and of course she gave another heartfelt speech.
“When I tell my daughter stories at night inevitably a few things happen, number one I use my imagination. I always start with life and I build from there, and another thing that happens is she says ‘mommy can you put me in the story’. And you know it starts from the top up. So I’d like to thank Paulie, Shonda Rhymes, Betsey Beers, Bill Delaney, and Peter Norwalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman, could be a 49-year old, dark skinned African American woman who looks like me … Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild, and thank you to the people who love me just as God made me, and that’s my beautiful husband Julius, my 4 year old daughter at home Genesis, and my mother May Alice Davis.”
Davis, who previously won two SAG awards for Best Actress for her role in The Help, was considered the favorite to win at this years award ceremony. She also won a People’s Choice Award for her role in the ABC drama, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
“Viola, she’s an amazing actress. But one other thing is she doesn’t strain everyone with her process,” her HTGAWM co-star, Matt McGorry told HipHollywood while on the red carpet. “She is still cool and chill and really funny on set and that makes it a pleasure every day.”
Mistresses star and SAG-AFTRA National Board Member, Jason Winston George, also shared with HipHollywood during the red carpet how he feels about the Davis. “Anybody who knows Viola is not surprised,” he said. “She is a ridiculous actress, she’s beautiful and doing things on television that you’ve never seen a Black woman do.”