Adorning a fabulous white Marchesa gown and Jimmy Choo shoes, Viola Davis received the Best Actress in a Leading Role accolade, at this year’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.
The 18th SAG awards took place yesterday, and saw the 36 year old actress receive the award for her role in the award winning movie The Help.
The 2012 SAG awards took place at the Shrine Exposition Center. During her acceptance speech Davis thanked Merly Streep and Cicely Tyson who have been her inspiration in the industry. She concluded her speech by urging kids to “dream big and dream fierce.”
This was a huge accomplishment for Viola Davis, because she is the first black woman to receive the award recently; after Halle Berry who received the award in 2001, which was more than a decade ago. The Cast for the movie The Help also received a collective award for the Best Cast in a Motion Picture. Octavia Spencer who also featured in The Help was present during the award ceremony.
Davis might follow in Halle Berry’s footsteps and go on to win the Oscar for Best Actress, just like Halle Berry did back in 2001.