Viola Davis takes home Golden Globe for Fences

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(Last Updated On: January 9, 2017)

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Viola Davis took home a coveted Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards show, hosted this year by Jimmy Fallon, was broadcast live on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Ca. on Sunday night. The show pays tribute to the best in film and TV in 2016.

Davis has received four previous Golden Globe nominations, but the fifth nomination for her supporting role in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-prize and Tony Award-winning play, “Fences,” proved the charm for the talented actress.

“It is not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen; it doesn’t scream money-maker, but it does scream art, it does scream heart,” Davis told audience members at Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards show.

Davis thanked production and cast members associated with the film along with Denzel Washington for their roles in bringing the play to life on the big screen.

Washington, who starred in and directed the film, earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture which went to Casey Affleck for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

For a full list of winners, click here.

Viola Davis takes home Golden Globe for Fences