Viola Davis Movies
Davis co-founded the JuVee Productions with her husband Julius Tennon in 2012. In 2016, Davis starred in the courtroom drama Custody, on which she also served as an executive producer, and played Amanda Waller in the film Suicide Squad, an adaptation of a DC Comics series of the same name.
“Children of a Lesser God” was nominated for five awards at the 59th Academy Awards, including best picture, best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, and best adapted screenplay. In 2011, Davis’s role in an ensemble drama as a housemaid in The Help earned her Best Actress Oscar nomination, among other accolades. Her performances in school drama Won’t Back Down , thriller Prisoners , and biopic Get on Up , added further acclaim to her career. Davis became the first black woman to win Emmy Award for Best Actress, for her role as criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating in television series How to Get Away with Murder .
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In 2015, she starred and served as an executive producer in vigilante thriller Lila & Eve, and courtroom drama Custody the following year, both films received a mixed reception overall. She appeared as an antagonist Amanda Waller in superhero film Suicide Squad , her biggest commercial success till date. In the same year, she and Washington reprised their role in the film-adaption of Fences, for which Davis received Best Supporting Actress honors at the BAFTAs, SAG Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards. Following her Oscar win, she became the first black actor to win Triple Crown of Acting.
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Davis reprised her role as Rose Maxson for the film adaptation of Fences, for which she received her third Academy Award nomination, making her the first black actress in history to achieve this feat. In 2017, Spencer co-starred with Sally Hawkins in Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy drama film The Shape of Water, which follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured humanoid-amphibian creature. The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered to positive reviews on August 31, 2017, and was awarded the Golden Lion for best film in the competition. It also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.