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Viola Davis's Acceptance Speech Gave A Powerful Nod To Her Father And People Are Here For It

Viola Davis's Acceptance Speech Gave A Powerful Nod To Her Father And People Are Here For It

“He had a story, and it deserved to be told, and August Wilson told it.”

Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes for her role in Fences. The actor gave a powerful speech in which she thanked everyone who believed in this work, saying, “It’s not every day Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen.”

Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes for her role in Fences. The actor gave a powerful speech in which she thanked everyone who believed in this work, saying, "It's not every day Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen."

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She then paid tribute to her father: “And to the original Troy, my father, Dan Davis, born in 1936, groomed horses, had a fifth-grade education, didn’t know how to read until he was 15.”

She then paid tribute to her father: "And to the original Troy, my father, Dan Davis, born in 1936, groomed horses, had a fifth-grade education, didn't know how to read until he was 15."

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She went on to thank August Wilson for telling her father’s story, and reminded us of the importance of diverse storytelling that reflects a multitude of backgrounds.

She went on to thank August Wilson for telling her father’s story, and reminded us of the importance of diverse storytelling that reflects a multitude of backgrounds.

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Her words hit home, and people were definitely here for it:

Her words hit home, and people were definitely here for it:

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