Celebrated Hollywood actress Viola Davis, won the BAFTA Award
for Best Supporting Actress, for her splendid performance in the
movie Fences. However, the actress seemed mostly indulged in the
fact that more number of black actors have got the Oscar
nominations this year.
Davis, who always talk about bringing diversities in Hollywood
and in favour of more number of African-Americans in the movie
industry, also took a dig at the US President Donald Trump and
said, Trump doesn't know anything about acting.
"Anyone who labels Meryl Streep 'overrated' doesn't know
anything about acting." Said Viola Davis in a statement.
Viola Davis had to fight for this British Laurel with the likes
of Naomie Harris from Moonlight, Hayley Squires from I, Daniel
Blake, Nicole Kidman from Lion and Michelle Williams from
Manchester by the Sea.
While talking about bringing more diversities in films, Viola
Davis said, there is still a significant gap remaining in the
industry to appreciate talents from all spheres irrespective of
"I believe what still is a deficiency is that we have one year a
plethora of American-American movies and then the next year
nothing," Davis said in a statement.
Davis also shared her concerns for her five-year-old girl
Genesis, during her speech.
"She has to understand that she's gotta be the change she wants
to be. She can't assume people's minds have been woken up -- we see
that in the political climate now. We have to be the instrument of
change now." Said Davis.