2015 People’s Choice Awards Nominations

Taraji, Kerry and Viola Land People’s Choice Awards Nominations

VIOLA DAVIS 2015 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONActresses Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) have all landed nominations for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Each is nominated for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, and will be competing against Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy).

Each of their shows is also nominated in the Favorite Network TV Drama category, and will face off against Fox’s sophomore drama, Gotham.
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Viola Davis’ Emmy Acceptance Speech… in Gif Format

“‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’

“That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
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Viola Davis Wins Her Third SAG Award

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On the heels of her win for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series at this year’s People’s Choice Awards, “How to Get Away with Murder” actress Viola Davis has added yet another trophy to her ever growing collection, a Screen Actor’s Guild statuette, for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series.

Davis’ emotional speech included a thank you to the show’s creators and writers, as well as another not so thinly veiled reference to the New York Times writer who didn’t think Davis “classically beautiful” enough to pull off the role of Analise Keating. “It starts from the top up,” Viola said. “So I’d like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Bill D’Elia and Peter Norwalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be played by a 49-year old dark-skinned African American woman who looks like me.”
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‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Makes History

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The ratings news for Viola Davis’ new ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” just keep getting better.

The show debuted last week with 14 million viewers, topping its lead-in “Scandal,” which had its highest rated debut with 11 million viewers.

Now that the dust has settled and 3-day DVR ratings have been tallied as well, “HTGAWM” has even more to smile about with news of a record breaking 6 million more viewers added on- for a total of 20 million viewers.
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Trailer: Viola Davis’ New ABC Drama

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Viola Davis’ new ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” will officially join the network’s Thursday night line-up when it debuts later this fall.

The Shonda Rhimes produced legal drama will air at 10pm, while “Grey’s Anotomy” has been moved up to 8pm and “Scandal” to 9pm.

The resulting line-up has produced for the first time in network history, a block of programming all from the same creator. ABC is apparently betting Shonda, who reportedly just signed an eight figure deal with the network, can help dig them out of their overall third place finish among the top four networks last season.
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Brown Sistas At The Tribeca Film Festival

Sanaa Lathan Beautiful Brown Sistas Sanaa Lathan, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington were all spotted over the weekend at various Tribeca Film Festival events. Sanaa, who brought out “the twins”, attended the TFI Awards along with Oscar nominee Viola Davis. Both actresses are a part of the voting body that hand out awards at the festival each year and were hand picked by TFI co-founder Robert De Niro to sit on the panel. This is the event’s eighth year and the first for both Sanaa and Viola.

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Brown Sista At The 2009 Academy Awards

Viola Davis & Taraji P. Henson The 81st Annual Academy Awards were held last night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Brown Sistas Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson were both nominees in the Best Supporting Actress category- but lost out early on to actress Penelope Cruz. Ordinarily I would have turned after that, but chose to stay tune to catch performances by Beyonce and Queen Latifah. Beyonce performed a medley of musical hits with host Hugh Jackman, while Queen Latifah paid tribute in song to actors who passed away in 2008.
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Fashion: Brown Sistas @ the SAG Awards

Last night, some of Hollywood’s finest actors and actresses got together for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Brown sista actress, Taraji P. Henson, served as a nominee for the Best Supporting Actress category. Though she didn’t receive the win, Taraji was still last night’s ‘show stopper’! She arrived wearing a white Hervé Leroux halter gown, which showcased her well-toned back.

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Brown Sistas At The SAG & Trumpet Awards

En Vogue The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but lost out to Kate Winslet who took the award home for her role in The Reader. There was no such shut out for Brown Sistas at the 2009 Trumpet Awards however. This year’s honorees included actress Raven Symone and talk show hostess/business woman, Cathy Hughes. Other Brown Sistas on hand for the occasion included actress Holly Robinson Peete and performers Regina Belle and En Vogue.
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