With Viola Davis’ Oscar win of Sunday she became the first black woman to be honored with the trifecta of an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award.
The actress spoke about the win at the Governor’s Ball after party.
“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.”
In her speech, she thanked her family, those involved in the film Fences, and the academy.
“Thank you to the academy. 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.'”
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