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Viola Davis Wins BAFTA, Slams President Donald Trump In Her Acceptance Speech

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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.

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"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 skin colour.

"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.

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